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Kathy Sparks
Kathy has been involved with fiber in some way, shape, or form for the past 45 years. She honed her craft by earning a master's degree in dye chemistry from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, as well as studying with other artists. A retired instructor at the college level, Kathy's work evolved to focus on historic techniques and the use of traditional materials. She has traveled on five continents, researching dyes and fiber arts. She often uses using ancient natural dyes or those extracted from harvested plants for her yarns. Kathy is the author of 3 books, including "The Song of the Muskox," and the knitted designs of Dorothy Reade; over 100 articles; and been published in "Color Trends," "Spin Off," "Ply Magazine," and "Rug Hooking Magazine." She is a popular workshop presenter, and enjoys discoveries -- especially those found in her dye pot.

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