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Marilyn F.Beginner And Advanced Knitting Instructor

Over the years, I have been thrilled to share my passion for knitting, embroidery, drawing, painting and pottery with students of all ages. I was an art teacher both here in the USA and in the UK for over 40 years. I have exhibited and won prizes in Colorado and Fremont County art shows and sold numerous art works including watercolors and mixed media fiber pieces.

Knitting lace and colorwork is what I enjoy the most and I love experimenting with complex patterns. I am thrilled to be teaching knitting to beginners and advanced students at Yarned and Dangerous in Cañon City.


Diane G. - Weaving Instructor

I would describe myself as a life-long maker, with an interest in all fiber arts. I began weaving in 1976 with my first weaving class in college.  Sewing is a close second interest and weaving gave me the opportunity to weave the cloth for the garments I designed. I was hooked and purchased my first loom in 1978. I am fascinated with the interlacement of threads, colors, and textures of handwoven textiles.

After spending over 35 years working as a Department Administrator at a medical college, I am now able to focus on creative projects full-time. Teaching weaving allows me to share my passion with others and learn from their exploration of the process.  It is inspiring and fulfilling for me to see how each student engages in their weaving journey.


Janet B. - Spinning Instructor

Hi, my name is Janet and spinning is my go to fiber activity.  I also knit and weave but got into spinning about 8 years ago because of my knitting and weaving.  I found myself asking a lot about yarn and its properties so I went looking.  Once I started spinning I found it so relaxing that it took over my fiber love (almost).

I really enjoy teaching as it gives me an excuse for more spinning time, being able to see the “I got it” moment on student’s faces, and being able to meet more people. I have had a lot of really good teachers and a few really bad teachers and I strive to make the learning process really enjoyable. I love empowering my students to have fun and enjoy the “artistic” mistakes that are made during the learning process.


Cyndi Pink - Paper Crafting/Mixed Media Instructor

I am a paper-crafting and mixed media enthusiast. I began my artistic journey in 2007 after being "dragged" to a card-making class. Although I didn't feel I was a creative person I wanted to learn more. Now, I want others to find the joy, relaxation, and friendships gained from creating art by sharing my knowledge with others. I will be teaching a variety of classes at Yarned & Dangerous. If there is a class you would like to suggest, feel free to let us know.


Char R. - Macrame Instructor

I was born and raised in Cañon City. I received my AA degree in education in 2011 from PCC. I also work at PCC as the janitorial supervisor. I worked many positions in the Re - 1 school district over the years. I have been married to my best friend, Dave, for 42 years. We have two beautiful daughters and two beautiful, energetic grandchildren. I started my macrame crafts after retirement. I enjoy creating and teaching people the art of macrame.


Kathy T. - Crochet, Knitting and Punch Needle Instructor

I learned to sew while sitting on my grandmother's lap. My mother taught me to embroider while I was in elementary school. My grandmother sewed clothing and was a quilter. Mom was a professional seamstress.  I am a person who doesn't know what to do with her hands if I try to sit still. I picked up crocheting while I was in seventh grade. After I married my soldier and moved away from Colorado I tried every craft I could get my hands on. While living in Germany I learned to knit. My passions are my pets, quilting and knitting. I have learned to weave and do a little spinning. I enjoy spending time in Yarned & Dangerous visiting with my friends and sharing projects.


Sofia S. - Crochet Instructor

Hi, my name is Sofia and I’m a traveling crochet artist & pattern designer specializing in Amigurumi. I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was little and in 2022 decided to take the leap and leave regular jobs behind to make a living from my crafts. I travel to festivals all over Colorado in the summer and out of state in the winter. I’m very excited to begin teaching this art to others.