Instructor Bios

  • Image Suzie Liles

    Suzie Liles has taught weaving for 30 years. Suzie is very enthusiastic and loves to share her knowledge. She has taught workshops and seminars for adults and children in the United States and Canada. Suzie has a MFA in Fibers from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the Handweavers Guild of America, Surface Design Association, and Spinning and Weaving Association. She is very active in the fiber arts community. She is the Owner of Eugene Textile Center and Co Owner of Glimakra USA also in Eugene Oregon.

  • Image Janis Thompson

    A whirlwind of artistic energy … Janis is always exploring and sharing information about her fibery adventures. She teaches at Eugene Textile Center, guilds, and at festivals in and around the Pacific Northwest.

  • Image Barbara Pickett

    Barbara Setsu Pickett and her son Michael create highly textured silk scarves for their Mihara Shibori Studio collections. Barbara is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art at the University of Oregon. The focus of her teaching and creative practice is velvetweaving, shibori, natural dyeing and artists’ books. Michael specializes in indigo dyeing and shibori and has created unique shibori patterns.

  • Image Jane Dunnewold

    Jane Dunnewold teaches and lectures internationally, and has mounted numerous oneperson exhibitions, including Inspired by the Masters (Visions Quilt Museum 2016) Her work won Best of Show in the exhibition Timeless Meditations (Tubac Art Center/2013). She is a recipient of the Quilt Japan Prize, and Gold Prize at the Taegue (Korea) International Textile Exhibition. Dunnewold has authored numerous books, including the classic,Complex Cloth (1996). Interweave Press published Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric (2010.) In 2016 North Light Books will publish Creative Strength Training: Prompts, Exercises and Stories to inspire Artistic Genius. She is the former President of the Surface Design Association.

  • Image Joanne Hall

    Joanne Hall has been teaching weaving since 1971 in drawloom weaving, tapestry weaving, Swedish weaves, band weaving, warping and beginning weaving. She is the author of two books on warping the loom: Tying up the Countermarch Loom, and Learning to Warp your Loom as well as Mexican Tapestry Weaving. She has a Masters in Textile Design from the University of Montana and Cal Poly.

  • Image Judy Ness

    Judy Ann Ness is a tapestry artist and fiber arts teacher in Eugene, OR. She is primarily interested in color in weaving, spinning and dyeing. Her tapestry work is usually figurative with feather forms or landscapes often featured. Judy’s special interests are in Norwegian textiles and Diné (Navajo) weaving. Her students are encouraged to participate in an atmosphere of fun while exploring their unique voices and nurturing the urge to create.