Instructor Bios

ETC Staff Instructors

  • Image Suzie Liles

    Suzie Liles has taught weaving for over 35 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 an MFA in Fibers from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the Handweavers Guild of America and has written many articles for Handwoven Magazine. She is the owner of Eugene Textile Center and co-owner of Glimakra USA with her daughter Sarah Rambousek. 

  • 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 Susannah Day

    Susannah is a tech guru, turned archaeologist, turned fiber enthusiast. She has been playing with fiber since high school and fell in love with weaving when she saw a large loom in action. Since working at ETC she been able to follow her dream and spends much of her free time weaving, felting, and spinning.

  • Local Instructors

  • Image Abigail Craig

    I am an educator and avid crafter who loves to connect people to their favorite new hobby or passion. I currently teach wet felting, bookbinding, and gelli plate printing around Eugene, and have many other crafts in my back pocket as well. My favorite materials are paper and all kinds of fiber and textiles, but I am always ready to learn something new!

  • 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 Cheshire Mayroshon

    Cheshire is an extraordinary lady!