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Rita de Maintenon
Rita is a retired educator with over 40 years of classroom experience. Growing up in Europe, she trained in all aspects of fiber work. She has taught Fiber Arts workshops for the last 20 years at venues including UNC-Asheville, SAFF, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, fiber weekend retreats, and classes in her local area. In addition to teaching, Rita loves restoration work on antique pieces and is well known for her designer creations, especially christening gowns. Her two books, "Heritage Crochet in a New Light" and "Crochet for Knitters - the Marriage of Hook and Needles" are available on Amazon. She is a Craft Yarn Council certified instructor, a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, and a Blue Ridge National Heritage Artist.

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