Nelly DeVault is a fiber artist from central Indiana who took one drop spindle lesson and was hooked! She loves to learn about and experience the many wonderful breeds of sheep. She has experimented extensively with blending fibers, and teaches techniques from the beginning of the fiber prep process to blending while knitting. She has raised bombyx caterpillars to learn about silk, and alpacas to acquire unlimited spinning fiber. She is an experiential learner and teacher and wants to travel with as many friends on the fiber journey as possible! Nelly lives in Alexandria, Indiana, and teaches classes and workshops in her home area, and throughout the Midwest.

Suzanne Halvorson is a textile studio artist and partner in By Hand Gallery (IN). She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Indiana University School of Fine Arts, and at Earlham College (IN). She has taught weaving workshops at Penland School of Craft (NC), Ghost Ranch (NM), Grunewald Guild (WA), and at HGA’s Convergence (CA) and for countless weaver’s guilds and conferences. Her work is published in Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot, and Weaving for Worship. She is an active member of the Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild. Admire more of her fiber artistry at

Gale Hill and Karin Lauderback have both been weaving for almost 20 years. They have co-taught several beginning weaving classes during the last five years. Both Gale and Karin are active members of the Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild. 

Peggy McIntosh has been knitting, weaving, and embroidering for more than 30 years. Since 2017, she has taught weaving at the Hands On Weaving Center in Redlands, CA. She continues to teach there both in person and via Zoom. She is an active member of the Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild.