Meet Our Teachers

Kathleen Utts

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WIMBERLEY VALLEY SAORI is a manifestation of Kathleen's fiber arts journey so far. There have been many amazing teachers and artists who have influenced her along the way, but what has remained constant is Kathleen's affinity for anything “free style” regarding fiber arts. 

Joyce Hazlerig

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Joyce Hazelrig has been creating art all her life. Felting wool is her current passion. There's something about wool and fiber; and shape and create it into something new and different. She loves making whimsical creatures or magical characters. 

Dawn Ortega

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Dawn Ortega is a Knit and Crochet designer and teacher. Her passions is in color and piece-work. She has been a part of several events and is a guest teacher at several shops in Texas.

Marti Swanson

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Marti Swanson has her roots in teaching and fine arts. She has a passion for hand work and design. Whether she's wet felting or needle felting, there is something just magical when it all takes form and little joy bubbles erupt into pure bliss.

Sheryl Means

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Sheryl Means is a fiber enthusiast, yarn maker and crochet designer.

Making yarn by hand is magical; crocheting with her yarn is the icing on the 🎂. She is owner of The Woolen Hook as well!

Jenn Kulick

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Jenn Kulick is the visionary behind the BFAW event. She has been offering up entry level fiber arts classes yearly to get people having hands-on experiences with all things wooly.