Workshop Instructor Bios

Nan Crawford

Nan is a Virginia native and a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Natural materials inspire her creativity and she feels best when combining nature’s raw elements. Since entering the world of felting, Nan’s unique felted pieces have won awards during the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival, and Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia. She also teaches felting workshops for children and adults. Reach Nan by email.

Candy Hargett, Calluna Farm

Color, Texture & Light form the core of Candy Hargett’s creative inspiration. Candy co-owns and operates a small horse & fiber farm in Raphine, VA with her husband Bill Kimsey, where they raise Navajo Churro Sheep & Alpacas. She does her own shearing, washing and dyeing, spinning, knitting and weaving. Her fiber products are available on Etsy, fiber festivals, galleries and national venues. Candy teaches FiberArts workshops and serves as a coach/mentor. Her BFA is from East Carolina University, and she is an award-winning weaver. Find Candy on Facebook at “Fiber IS!”

Monique Harold, Stringmaker Studios

Monique's bio is coming soon!

Mary Henck, Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers

Mary has been making rugs for over 15 years. She has taught rug hooking at the Arts Center in Orange, the Visual Art Center, and at her studio in Richmond, VA. She is a certified McGown Rug Hooking instructor. She has exhibited at the Visual Arts Center and at 5800 Gallery in Richmond, as well as at various rug-hooking shows on the East Coast.

Tim Lewis

Tim is a self taught artist and craftsman who has been binding, nål making and teaching nålbinding for about 5 years.

Linda Witt, Misty Mountain Farm

Linda has been teaching weaving and spinning for over 25 years. It all began with a pair of Finnsheep purchased from a friend, who was also a spinner. After that very first shearing, it was all about learning what to do with two beautiful fleeces. She was soon spinning, dyeing, and weaving, followed closely by felting! Still raising Finnsheep, as well as angora goats, llamas, and alpacas, Misty Mountain Farm supplies fleece, dyes, and equipment to those wanting to learn spinning and weaving.
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