Diane de Souza Designs

Consultant, Designer, Production Dyeing

Diane de Souza Designs
PO Box 2051
El Prado, NM 87529

(575) 224-4858
dyeingtoweave@gmail.com

My primary expertise is in dyeing natural fibers in environmentally friendly methods using natural-dye extracts. Services include instruction, consultation on methods, costs, processes, and viability and dyeing of natural fibers. I also have considerable experience in natural-fiber manufacturing and construction techniques including weaving, spinning, and knitting.


 

Adrienne Sloane

Consultant

Adrienne Sloane
31 Barnard Ave.
Watertown, MA 02472

(617) 926-1914
adrienne@adriennesloane.com
www.adriennesloane.com

I am a practicing fiber artist with many years of both hand- and machine-knitting experience. My degree in anthropology has helped inform a strong interest in working with knitters internationally to strengthen their abilities so that they can sell their knit goods at fair-labor prices. I have taught sculptural fiber overseas and worked with indigenous knitters in Peru and Bolivia. I would welcome the opportunity do such work again.


Sarah Saulson

Consultant, Designer

Sarah Saulson, Handweaver
40 Wriston Drive
Providence, RI 02906
(after May 1, 2019)

(315) 317-6165
sarahsaulson@gmail.com
www.sarahsaulson.com

 

I have been a full-time production weaver and dyer, and a teacher of the same  for over 30 years. In addition to my textiles background, I majored in Anthropology where I studied social change and economic development.  Together these two threads have built my interest in working with producer groups in the developing world to help improve the lives of women, children and their communities.  I have an in-depth knowledge of technical aspects of weaving, cloth construction and yarns, color and textile design.  I have worked with producer groups in Ghana, India and Guatemala and am available to provide design,  weaving support and consultation services.


Janice G Knausenberger

Consultant, Designer

Janice G Knausenberger
3336 Memphis Ln.
Bowie, MD 20715

Janice@jgkdesigns.com
www.jgkdesigns.com

Janice G Knausenberg-logoFor over twenty-five years, I have served as an international consultant specializing in weaving and other fiber arts, production efficiency, and design. I have lived and consulted in the Caribbean, Africa, and the United States, and I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, ages, and skill levels. Skilled in translating customer’s stated and unstated expectations into handwoven articles, I know how to translate vision into art inspiration.


Cloth Girl

Consultant Designer, Conservation, Restoration, Curator

Cloth Girl
352 B Street
Blaine, WA 98230

(206) 992-0513

newland.judy@gmail.com
www.clothgirl.com

Contact person: Judy Newland

Cloth Conspiracy-logo

For twenty years, I lived a museum life. I am available for museum consultation on any issue, but specialize in exhibit design and development and curating textile exhibitions. I am a textile historian with expertise in Southwestern textiles and archaeological textiles, particularly ancient Andean cloth. I have experience in textile preservation, conservation, and archival storage of materials. I teach weaving, spinning, and natural dyeing and love sharing the joy of sustainable eco- dyeing. I will donate 5% of all profits from eco-dyed fabrics to WARP.


Philis Alvic

Consultant Designer

Philis Alvic
2815 Phoenix Rd.
Lexington, KY 40503

(859) 276-0356, (859) 227-2137 (cell)

philis@philisalvic.info
www.philisalvic.info

I can help you evaluate your products for sale in different venues and design items using local skills and materials. Working together we can develop a marketing plan that includes expansion while involving everyone in the business success. As a short-term consultant in Peru, Morocco, Nepal, India, Armenia, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka, I bought an understanding developed in over forty years as a weaver and craft organizer.


 

Jackie Abrams

Consultant Designer

Jackie Abrams
110 Arbor Hill Commons #24
Brattleboro, VT 05301

(802) 257-2688
jackieabramsvt@gmail.com
www.jackieabrams.com

Contact person: Jackie Abrams

I am interested in helping to develop small craft industries within communities in need. The technical assistance I offer includes teaching, producing goods, and marketing assistance. I teach both crocheting and basketry techniques, creating functional objects that may be for sale.  I often work with recycled materials—discarded plastic bags and old clothes.  I have had experience working with women in Ghana, Uganda, and Guatemala.