Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Focus on Workshop Instructor, Beth Smith

Over the next few weeks we will be featuring the instructors teaching at the 2011 Michigan Fiber Festival.  Our first featured workshop instructor is Beth Smith.
Beth Smith has built a strong and loyal following who know her and her world-class fiber shop, The Spinning Loft in Howell, Michigan, as the go-to resource for specialty wools for handspinning.  A passionate advocate for greater understanding of all the possibilities offered by many types of wool, Beth has spared no effort to study with master spinners from all over the world. She brings together a deep and complex understanding of many spinning traditions with a clear sense of the contemporary spinner's goals, questions, and options.  She aims to empower spinners old and new to embark on their own voyages of discovery, to make confident choices to achieve their desired results using all of the tools available, and truly experience the astounding scope of one of humankind's most long-standing resources: wool.
 Beth will be teaching the following classes this year:
#122 Beginning Drop Spindle Spinning      Wed AM
# 131 Getting more from your Drop Spindle     Wed PM
#222 Beginning Spinning     Thurs AM
#230 Beginning Spinning Part 2     Thurs PM
#301 Wool Breed Study Friday     ALL DAY
#420 Drafting Methods     Sat AM
#430 Mastering Hand Combing     Sat PM

You can register for one of Beth's Workshops by visiting our website 
or filling out the registration form in the Fiberline Magazine.  

Make sure to send in your registration soon because workshops are filling up fast.




  1. Got to meet Beth this year for the first time. She's an awesome advocate for different types of wool, and those who raise the sheep, too!

  2. Sounds like a great fiber artist. Too bad I don't live near Michigan.