Next Meeting -
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Hand Dyeing with Rhonda Fargnoli
Rhonda Fargnoli is the Education and Social Media Manager at Makers' Mercantile in Kent, WA. Prior, Rhonda was the owner and designer of Coastal Colours Yarn, a Connecticut-based yarn company that created hand painted yarn from natural dyes and botanical extracts. She studied fashion and textile design at Chamberlain School of Design and has taught art and studio art for more than 25 years. Rhonda served as the founding Faculty Advisor to the Hand Knitting Certificate Program at Rhode Island School of Design in the CE program. She has been featured in articles about teaching knitting design courses for RISD/CE in Yarn Market Newsand Vogue Knitting, for her Vogue Knitting Challenge class for teens, which included the winning student’s design. Rhonda's recent RISD graduates, have been published in several magazines and books. Fargnoli has also designed for several yarn companies, including Blue Sky Alpacas, Koigu, and Sheep Shop, and her knitting designs are published in Noro Magazine and Knit Simple. Rhonda is also a contributing writer for Fiber Art Now magazine.
See you on Wednesday, July 6!