Beth Collier Shafer has been spinning for almost 15 years. She and her husband Steve own Three Creeks Farm, a small family farm in Charlotte, Tennessee where they have sheep, goats and a variety of other animals. They also sell their fleeces, roving and spinning related products. Beth has done numerous spinning demonstrations often dressed in 18th century or civil war era clothing and enjoys sharing her love of spinning with anyone who will listen. She also needle felts and does various types of dyeing including natural, food coloring and chemical dyes. When not spinning or felting, Beth enjoys her grandchildren.
Roiana Buckmaster currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, where she is working with her husband Mike to build aflock of Icelandic sheep (along with chickens, guinea fowl, ponies, puppies and whatever else she can smuggle into thebarn when Mike isn’t looking). Roiana was given knitting needles at the age of 6 (to keep her out from underfoot),embroidery at the age of 10 (to encourage sitting still) and plunged headlong into the shadowy worlds of spinning,weaving, tatting and various other fiber arts from there. It’s a slippery slope, but what a ride!