Diana is an experienced fibre arts instructor with a background in adult education and fine art. Passionate about fibre, fabric, colour and texture, she 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.
She especially loves spindles because of their simplicity, beauty and portability. Living in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Diana is a regular fibre arts instructor for the Langley Weavers and Spinners guild as well as at Fibres West in Cloverdale, Knit City in Vancouver, and Valley Yarns in Surrey. Since 2010 she has travelled to Haida Gwaii on three amazing occasions to teach 2-day workshops in spindle spinning for the Haida Gwaii Arts Council. Diana taught 4 full-day spinning classes at Old’s College Fibre Week in 2016. She is on the roster to teach again at Olds College Fibre Week 2017, at ANWG 2017 in Victoria BC and the Vancouver Island Fibre Festival in May 2017 in Campbell River, BC. And, we are happy to say, at the Manitoba Fibre Festival in September 2017.
Diana will teach Wild About Colour 1.0 where participants learn about colour theory and how to spin coloured braids. This is a full day class on Friday.
On Saturday she will teach Knitting with Handspun Yarn, and Hand Carders: A Spinner’s Best Friend. Details about these classes and registration information can be found on the 2017 Workshops page.
More about Diana and her experiments with fibre:
Here is an interview with Diana on the Welford Purls blog
Diana’s blog, “100 Mile Wear”