Sunday Lecture: My Story, A Fiber Artist’s Path to Success with Diane Ivey

Every business has a story to tell about how it was started and the steps that were taken for it to become a success. Join Diane Ivey, owner of Lady Dye Yarns, as she discusses the path she followed in creating her indie dye yarn company, from initial idea to established brand. In addition, Diane, who has been a prominent voice in the fiber community’s recent conversation about diversity and inclusion, will share her journey toward helping create a more diverse and inclusive crafting community.

Class Fee: $5, payable at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

Diane Ivey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Mass Communication with a concentration in Print Journalism from Georgia College & State University. She also holds a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from Suffolk University. Prior to starting Lady Dye Yarns, Diane spent about 10 years in the non-profit sector starting as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Rhode Island and then joining the City Year Boston Staff as a Program Manager. She also became the Program Support Specialist at the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. After attending graduate school, she worked for The Boston Foundation as the Administrative Coordinator for the StreetSafe Boston Initiative. In addition to working on the business, Diane also teaches fiber arts classes at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, JP Knit & Stitch in Jamaica Plain, The Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and elsewhere. A knitter for the last 17 years, and dyer, spinner and crocheter for 12 years, Diane looks forward to expanding her business.

2020 Catalog Cover Artist

Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

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You can view these items at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/, but because of the limited quantities you CANNOT ORDER THEM ONLINE. All items will be sold by telephone order ONLY on a first come, first served basis. Orders will be accepted by Sheepman Supply at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. I repeat, orders will be accepted by TELEPHONE ONLY at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

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