I am driven by the belief that making things by hand empowers people to live more joyfully and thoughtfully. I like nothing better than connecting with students and communities in person. In my classes, I strive to build a deep understanding of concepts through hands-on experimentation in a supportive environment. I hope that my students leave with skills and ideas they can carry forward into their lives and share with others.
I want to explicitly welcome everyone to my classes, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, class, ability, or other identity. The textile-making skills that I care so much about are the inheritance of all humans. If you have questions or thoughts, feel free to reach out!
As we continue through this time of cancelled events and strange new opportunities, I will add new sessions here as they become available.
(Attend from anywhere with an internet connection!)
with North House Folk School
February 4th, 11th, and 18th
Hand-stitched mending can be a gateway to creative expression, as well as a way to care for our textiles, the people we love, and our planet. In this workshop we’ll build skills for useful and beautiful stitching from simple to invisible to decorative. We’ll try out hand-sewing techniques including darning, boro-style patchwork, and duplicate stitch for knits. We’ll investigate the structure of woven and knitted fabrics, and explore the meaning of stitching and mending in the modern world. We’ll practice together over three sessions on Zoom. Class recordings with demonstrations will be available to students to review between classes and after the class is over. Everyone is welcome in this course, from beginners who have never sewn a stitch before to experienced fiber artists looking for more ways to extend the life of their handmade garments.
Embroidery class at Flag Wool Festival
I’m available for private and group lessons in knitting, sewing, felting, and natural dye, in the Flagstaff area or anywhere via Zoom, on a one-time or ongoing basis.
I also travel to teach, so if you have an interested guild or group, I may be able to come to you! Click here to see an outline of current topics I teach.
I know what kind of amazing things can happen when people come together and share their creativity. Feel free to contact me with your ideas.
“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Tasha last night at the Fair Isle class. She is not only a beautiful person but a very knowledgeable knitter. She imparted her knowledge in such an easy, sweet way it was a joy to be in her class.” – Janice
“You have made me fearless. I am in your debt.” – Deborah