Martha Owen is a resident artist at the John C Campbell Folkschool in Brasstown, NC specializing in spinning, knitting, felt making, dyeing, and surface design. Her adventure in spinning and natural dyeing began at this very school in 1978. She has been teaching spinning, natural dyeing, and knitting design since 1984. (She taught her first class of thirteen with a one month old nursling in a wind-up swing as her assistant. That baby is now 39! ) Since 1980 her extended family has included sheep (currently Corriedale x BFL, Shetland) and angora rabbits (French). Also a banjo player and known to tell a story or two, Martha's interest in sheep and wool, music and dance has carried her literally and joyfully around the world. Her children say she is a wool nerd but her sheep say she is out-standing in her field!