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Martha Owen

Murphy, NC
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Martha Owen

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!

Current Courses Offered by Martha Owen

Teaser image for Beginning Spinning: Spindle and Wheel

Beginning Spinning: Spindle and Wheel

Discover the historical craft of hand carding and spinning on a spinning wheel. Beginning spinsters…
Sat, Feb 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Feb 20th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Martha Owen
Teaser image for Seven Ways To Knit a Fiber Week Hat and a Dye Pot Too!

Seven Ways To Knit a Fiber Week Hat and a Dye Pot Too!

Grab some yarn and needles-we are going to start designing our knitted North House Fiber Week Hat!…
Tue, Feb 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Feb 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Martha Owen

Past Courses Offered by Martha Owen

How Can I Spin it, What Can I Make? Yarn Design and Color

Wool: The (Really) Full Experience--Dyeing, Felting, Spinning & Warp-Weighted Looms