2023 Class Schedule, Class Descriptions & Fees,  Registration Form, and Instructor List

Class Schedule 

Friday October 13, 2023

•  1-5 pm   Rigid Heddle Workshop 

•  1-5 pm   Zipply Art Needle Felting

•  1-4 pm  Toe-up, Two-at-A-Time Socks


Saturday Morning October 14, 2023

•   9am-12pm   Continuous Strand Weaving

•   9am-12pm   Silk Painting

•   9am-12pm   Keepsake Fall Wool Pumpkins


Saturday Afternoon October 14, 2023

•    12-2pm   When I'm Gone

•   12-3pm   Felted Vessel

•   12-3pm   Wagon Wheel Weaving

2023 class descriptions 4.2.23.pdf

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class registration 2023.pdf

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Class Instructors

Lila Rudolph was a founding member of the Lake Area Fiber Artists.  Originally focused on knitting and spinning, she became interested in felting after taking a class  at “Fiber U” in Lebanon. Since then, she has studied tutorials and books, and completed a handful  of online felting courses including “Surface Design” and “Felt Illuminated” with Fiona Duthie,  “50 Shades of Grey” with Wendy Bailye, and “Felted Vessels” and “Felted Shibori Neck Wrap” with Ellen Silberlicht. Lila enjoys wet felting vessels, journal covers and pillow covers, and  nuno felting. 

Rhonda Berman (Omaha, NE) Rhonda is primarily a fiber mixed media artist.  She started designing with zippers and needle felting about 6 years ago and since has written two books on the topic as well as designing many broach patterns and framed pieces.  Rhonda has taught at many fiber fairs across the Midwest.  She has also held workshops in her home and various yarn shops in NE and IA.  She loves sharing her passion for experimentation with others and watching the spark of creativity light up.

Liz Mitchko (Lebanon, MO)  Liz became interested in fiber and fiber arts when faced with an mom Linda. overflowing closet full of alpaca fleeces from their herd of Huacaya Alpacas at Whirlwind Ranch that she owns with her mom Linda.  She soon took a dyeing class and was hooked- enjoying the endless color options- that more than stimulated her creative side.  She enjoys sharing that by teaching dyeing and weaving classes at their farm and at other fiber events.  Her absolute favorite is incorporating her hand-dyes creations into award winning weavings and selling them to customers who truly appreciate them.  Liz's "other life" included a Marketing degree, consulting on international trade shows and driving race cars.

Bex Oliger (Columbia, MO). Bex was raised in her mother's (Carol Brack-Kaiser) fiber arts studio and was spinning, weaving and natural dyeing inn her early teens.  She developed the knitting side of the business to the point that it needed its own space, so Bex has run several incarnations of yarn shop in Columbia, MO for the last 15 years.  She has taught over 30 different classes topics in weaving, dyeing, crochet and knitting and now works as a knitwear designer and instructor.  Bex is the founder and owner of Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe.

DeAnna Amos (Gravois Mills, MO) DeAnna Ammos is a fiber artist and longtime spinner and weaver.  She loves to share her experiences and knowledge with students of all ages.  She makes handwoven garments from a variety of fiber and loves to spin and weave.

Karen MacDonald (Lake Ozark)  Karen began her silk painting journey when she was a student of Vicky Luffman at John C. Campbell Folk School in 2019.  She later took several private classes with Vicky Luffman in Florida at her studio.

Kim Snyder (Lebanon, MO). Kim is a 4 year veteran of dry, wet and nuno felting.  Felting found kim as the perfect stress reliever during an illness.  She has since instructed others to simplify the process and to get to the fin faster.