Instructors & Guides

Amy Christoffers is the designer of Savory Knitting Patterns, author of New American Knits from Interweave Press, and the design director at Berroco Yarn Inc.

She has taught design and construction classes at the Green Mountain Spinnery, at the SSK retreat in Nashville, TN and at the Squam Art Retreat. Amy is a central Vermont native who currently divides her time between Rhode Island and Vermont.

Tammy White is the shepherd, owner, and manager of Wing and a Prayer Farm, where she raises a menagerie of fiber animals including several breeds of sheep, Angora goats, alpaca, and other productive creatures.

Tammy is a true renaissance woman, from baker, farmer, herbalist and soap-maker to florist and natural dye instructor. She regularly hosts weekend workshops at her beautiful farm in Shaftsbury.

Carol Johnson Collins grew up in the 1950’s, on one of the largest sheep farms in W. Brattleboro, VT, Round Mountain Farm. After falling in love with the wool crafts as a child, Carol studied spinning with Paula Simmons, weaving with Norman Kennedy and Kate Smith, knitting with Rita Buchannan, dyeing with Deb Menz and other leaders in the field.

Carol founded The Valley Friendly Spinners’ Guild in 1982 and her business, Singing Spindle Spinnery the same year.  She has been teaching fiber preparation, spinning, knitting, crochet, felt, dying, and circular weaving around New England for 35 years.  She also produces and sells a range of wool crafts and ‘gifts from the garden’ (seeds, cut flowers, herb teas, potted perennials, and garden produce) at her studio and store in Duxbury.

Kim Goodling is shepherd to a flock of Gotland sheep at Vermont Grand View Farm. Kim and her husband Chuck have been opening their farm to others for the past 14 years, hosting on-farm classes and workshops as well as inviting farmstay guests to experience rural farm life first hand. Kim loves felting and knitting and sharing her love for fiber art with others through teaching classes.

Michael Hampton is owner of Hampton Fiber Mill & Spinnery, a semi-worsted mill located in Richmond, Vermont. A knitter since childhood and experienced hand-spinner of 20+ years, Michael founded the mill in 2010 and now serves the Vermont Fibershed and regional fiber farmers, creating custom roving, batts, and yarn. In addition, Michael sells his own line of yarns and knitted accessories.

Sarah Scully is the proprietor of Vermont Craft Tours and will be your tour leader and driver. Sarah learned to knit as an adult and is now an avid knitter, beginning spinner, and dabbler in knitwear design. She and her husband Rick raise sheep on their small Vermont homestead and Sarah designs and hand-dyes yarns from their flock.

During the Fall, Winter and Spring, Sarah is also the owner/operator of Vermont Natural Sheepskins, the first natural tannery of its kind in the USA. She sells naturally tanned sheep, goat and alpaca skins at craft shows and online, and provides a custom tanning service for producers across the country.