Jacey Boggs taught a 2-day workshop for my guild last weekend. Now I know why she’s the rock star of fiber! Both in style and technical know-how, this chick rocks it out of the park.
To make people feel comfortable, she wore a sweater at the beginning of class. Then she explained to the mostly middle-aged crowd that she had tattoos and “did we mind” if she took off her sweater. Yep, her arms are pretty covered, but the magic of her spinning instruction quickly overshadowed her body art.
Jacey offers instruction on a multiple of cool art yarns. These aren’t just thrown together willy-nilly. She has figured out the technical approach to making art yarns that can be controlled and duplicated with any fiber you choose. She also talked about what you can do with the yarns and feels they are particularly appropriate for accents to knitting and weaving projects.
Coils, fauxcle, corespinning, wrapping, attaching foreign objects, you name it, we tried it. The group was so enthusiastic which made it particularly fun.
We were enchanted with Jacey’s winning personality and her straightforward approach to teaching us all her secrets. She was a gem of an instructor. We learned so much.
I would recommend a workshop by Jacey any day. But book her now. She is so popular, she is scheduling up to 2 years in advance. By the way, I interviewed her for an episode of WeaveCast. I am still editing the audio but when it’s ready to post, Syne Mitchell will be sure to put the word out.