RIngleaders & Instructors


Robin is a Craftstitute co-ringleader. She has worked as a teacher, turnip farmer, business manager, and upholsterer. She is a patient and calm teacher, and has an amazing gift for attention to detail. Her current obsession is dyeing fabric for use in her other business, MiMBY

Classes taught: knitting, knitting rescue, block printing, sewing: cloth napkins, tote bags, work aprons, costumes



Erika is a Craftstitute co-ringleader. She is a maker, a tinkerer, and a lover of intense color. Her quilts do not follow the rules and she hangs her clothesline in chromatic order. Her time in the Bay Area and Ithaca crafting communities has been spent learning and teaching quilting techniques, spinning, felting, weaving, knitting and natural dyeing. She works with cloth, paper, wood, clay, dryer lint, bone, cheese wax, wire, and tile. Teaching at the Craftstitute is a natural extension of her love for creative experimentation. See some of her work online.

Classes taught: indigo dye pot, acid dye, surface design: marbling, surface design: stitched resist, sewing: costumes



Lisa is a Craftstitute co-ringleader. During the day she is a full-time communications specialist at Cornell University. After work, she's a obsessive crocheter and knitter who has finished more sweaters than anyone we know except maybe Robin. She's FaunaLisa on Ravelry.

Classes taught: crochet and more crochet



Elizabeth Thompson

Tiana Trost

Laura Rowley

Julia Gray

Liz Woods

Sarah Gotowka

Jesse Harriott 

Dawn Smith

Hannah Wortman

Susan Mehringer

Phyllis Smith-Hansen

Beth Dewalt

Adam Jacobstein

Cal Patch

Maya Donenfeld

Tony Jordan

Gail Brisson

Sharon Kaplan

Laura Nelkin

Aaron Snow

Marc Miller

Theresa George

Katie Mangan

Dirk Swart

Maude Rith