Teacher Bios

Julie Drogsvold – Julie has been raising fiber animals since middle school. Her college studies focused on Secondary Education and costume design. Raising fiber naturally led to spinning and weaving and then into teaching. Julie has taught throughout the United States, including Daedalus’ Fly-In and HGA’s Convergence. Julie’s ranch, Tangled Yarn Farms, nestled in the Sky Islands of southern Arizona, specializes in Navajo heritage Angora goats, Angora rabbits and heirloom cottons. Her teaching style reflects her love of natural luxury fibers and joy in learning.

Karen Davis – Karen Davis has been a fiber enthusiast since 2000 and fiber artist since 2004. She specializes in spinning, weaving, wet-felting and needle-felting with fiber from her own animals including alpacas, angora rabbits and llamas. In addition, in homage to her Danish heritage, she creates one-of-a-kind Viking weave necklaces and bracelets with wire-wrapped semi-precious stones.
Her love of animals and nature led her to a career teaching high school biology, specifically AP Biology. She is happy to discuss animals and/or biology with you!!

Shayera Schreiber

Serena Hernandez – Serena Hernandez is the creative force behind Spin & Dye in Texas, a haven for fiber enthusiasts seeking unique and vibrant fiber treasures. With over a decade of experience in the world of yarn, Serena has become a master of the art of fiber crafting.  Serena discovered a deep passion for working with yarn over ten years ago while learning to crochet beanies for donation. What began as a simple fascination with the colors and textures of fiber evolved into a full-fledged obsession with the craft. Embracing the traditions of hand-dying, hand spinning, and handweaving, Serena found a way to translate her love for fiber into tangible works of art.  In addition to her bright, vivacious colorways, Serena loves to spread her passion by teaching others the joy of yarn and fiber. She teaches fiber arts and handwork at a high school as well as classes to individuals interested in learning hand spinning, tapestry weaving, rug tufting and fiber dyeing.

Becky Aguilar – Becky Aguilar is a long time quilter, sewist, and weaver. She has owned her own quilt shop, Heirloom Elegance in Corpus Christi, for 18 years, and has recently added weaving to the store. She started weaving with a rigid heddle loom and quickly fell in love with Saori weaving. Now, she enjoys weaving on all of her looms, including multishaft floor looms. Spinning has been a recent addition to her skill set. She is an experienced teacher. She has taught sewing and craft related classes at her shop for almost two decades.