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Meet our Instructors

The School of SweetGeorgia has brought together an experienced and passionate team of instructors to share their love of the fibre arts with you. Each one of these instructors has deep knowledge for their subject and we encourage you to connect with them through the community.

Amanda Wood

Amanda Wood

Amanda loves sharing her weaving knowledge and helping students realize their ideas. In addition to teaching, Amanda has an interdisciplinary studio practice grounded in the tools and techniques of hand weaving.

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Charlotte Lee

Charlotte Lee, Assistant Production Manager at SweetGeorgia Yarns, is passionate about almost all kinds of fibre arts: from crocheting and knitting to felting, spinning, and weaving.

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Debbie Held

Debbie Held

Debbie Held is a freelance writer and international fiber arts educator who almost always has a spindle in hand.

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Debby Greenlaw

Debby Greenlaw

Endeavoring to live a simpler and more creative life while sharing what I learn along the way. Debby Greenlaw traded her suburban home for a

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Diana Twiss

Diana Twiss

Diana has introduced many beginners to the wonders of making yarn and has helped experienced spinners experiment with technique, colour, and fibre to take their spinning to a new level.

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Felicia Lo Wong

Felicia Lo Wong is passionate about creating colour by hand-dyeing and transforming colour through spinning, knitting, and weaving.

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Kathy Hattori

Kathy Hattori

I’m a native Californian now living in Seattle and own a natural dye company, Botanical Colors. Our mission is to offer plant-based textile solutions to

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Katrina Stewart

Katrina Stewart

Katrina is co-owner of Crafty JAK’s Boutique, a fibre arts company located on the beautiful West Coast of Canada. She loves to play with colour and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others.

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Kim McKenna

My fibre journey is a delicate balance between science and art. Curiosity and research help me to understand the intrinsic nature of my materials and

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Laura Fry

Laura Fry

Laura Fry was a production weaver for 40 years and is known for her two books, Magic in the Water; wet finishing handwovens, and more recently The Intentional Weaver. She muses frequently on her blog as she continues to explore and learn about this endlessly fascinating craft.

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Matt Akers

Matt Akers the designer behind Makers Knitting Designs has been a passionate knitter since picking his needles back up after a long hiatus in 2017

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Spinning Sheep Breeds with Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Through Wool n’ Spinning, Rachel creates spinning content and community for handspinners of all levels. All for the love of making yarn. I live in

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Ruth Nguyen

Ruth Nguyen is a lifelong knitter & crocheter with a zeal for combining modern and traditional elements in her designs. She experiments regularly with all

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Sahm Jalbert, Kussen and Kiss

Sahm Jalbert

Sahm of Kussen and Kiss teaches punch needle rug hooking workshops and runs a business supporting and supplying materials for other punch needle makers.

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Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha is a knitwear designer, author, knitting instructor as well as Design Director for SweetGeorgia and shares her love of knitting from her home in Tennessee.

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