ABBY FRANQUEMONT, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile production, she was raised largely in the rural Andes of Peru, where she learned to spin, weave and more starting at the age of five. Abby is technical, passionate, inquisitive, and informed; she has taught individuals and groups of all ages, skill levels, and combinations thereof. Her classes sell out wherever she goes; her book, instructional DVDs, magazine articles and blog are widely recommended, and her down-to-earth approach is empowering for students of all levels and interests.
Abby has taught and lectured at large events including the National Needlearts Association (TNNA), Golden Gate Fiber Institute, the Spin-Off Autumn Retreat (SOAR), Sock Summit, the Taos Wool Festival, and New York Sheep & Wool (Rhinebeck), not to mention many of the finest fiber, knitting and crafting shops in the USA, along with weaving, spinning and knitting guilds nationwide and a select group of private retreats, seminars and workshops. Her writing has appeared in Spin-Off, Spindlicity, Interweave Knits, Twist Collective, Entangled, SpinKnit, Knitty, and more.
There is space available for the Thursday afternoon workshop and for the workshop Abby will conduct on May 10 and 11. For more information contact <a href=”mailto: email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>