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.

Felicia Lo Wong

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

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.

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.

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…

Mariana Frochtengarten

Mariana is a textile artist, art teacher, and Expressive Arts Therapist with over twenty years of experience in resist dyeing. I am an Art teacher…

Janna Maria Vallee

Janna is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in weft-faced tapestry woven with naturally dyed yarns.

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.

Debbie Held

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

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.

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.

Caitlin ffrench

Caitlin ffrench is a natural dyer, paint maker, forest lover, and stick collector.

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…

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…

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…