I am Anita Hotchkiss, fiber artist, teacher and owner of Anita’s Homespun. I have been selling and teaching felting and dyeing wool fabric, fiber & yarn for the last 13 years. I love teaching 2-D & 3-D needle-felting and dyeing wool fabric, fibers & yarn. Venues where I have taught include; The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA), Kinuza Knit Away, local yarn shops, Northwest PA Spinning & Weaving Guild and my studio.
As a speaker, I enjoy sharing my knowledge of wool and felting and have given many discussions & demonstrations at various quilt and fiber guilds. Awards for my work include placing 2nd at Forest Area Arts Council Festival in the Woods and several 1st & 2nd place ribbons for my unique needlefelting and quilt designs from local county fairs. Most recently I received second place in a knitting design contest for Decadent Fibers with “Ribbon Candy Shawl”.
I am a Master Dyer of the Redding Method; a new and dynamic process of dyeing protein fibers. As a Certified Teacher of this method I offer courses in basic dyeing learning the science behind and the secrets to achieving Depth, Dimension, and Delineation in colors.
If you would like to schedule your own class or would like me to come teach or speak at your organization please contact me for details.