Courtney Overton is a professional photographer that lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. April 2016 was her first Women’s Photographer Exhibit in New Mexico called Insight Women’s Photography Exhibit. She works full time, photography during her free time and is currently Wildflower Studio’s web designer.
Jenni McGrede, a native of Fort Worth, Texas has been making teddy bears since 2001. In college, her studies included fine art, and she has worked in graphic design and printing, as well as the travel industry. Her business, The Well-Traveled Bear, was inspired by one of her hand-made creations, a little bear who accompanies her on all of her travels.
The dream team is made up of the extremely talented women that are responsible for helping Wildflower Studio become all it can be. Linda J. is a firm believer we are all given our own set of talents. Linda J. has expressed that she “has been blessed with a group of women that have agreed to share their talents with me to create my vision!”
My name is Diane Johannsen and I live in far north Dallas near Denton, TX. I started sewing and doing handwork at an early age while in 4-H and took several sewing and embroidery pieces to the Iowa State Fair. I taught myself to knit when I was 13 and have since taught myself crochet, needle tatting, needlepoint, and shuttle tatting. I have taken lessons in Norwegian rosemaling painting, made quilts, mohair bears, porcelain dolls and am a certified doll sculptor.
I met Linda about 10 years ago when I took a Santa Needle Felting class she was teaching. Since then, we have completed several yearlong needle felting projects such as Noah's Ark & the animals, carousel animals & art dolls. Other smaller projects include: Easter eggs with beads and ribbon roses; knitted and felted coasters; knitted Christmas stockings that were felted down and needle felted on; and a knitted scarf embellished with felted flowers. I always wanting to learn new techniques and discover the latest fiber craze, we attend fiber retreats trade shows and local yarn shops whenever we can and have taught needle felting classes together.
It's all about Gayle Randolph Jane of many crafts and attempting to master others. I play well with others at knitting, felting (wet and needle), decopage and other creative crafts. Alone I attempt to get my "zen" on with Zentangle. Love living a creative life.
Dye2Spin is owned and operated by Ashley Wolfe from her home studio in Bedford, TX. Ashley has been spinning and dyeing yarn as well as fiber by hand since January 2011 and has been loving it ever since. Ashley's Etsy shop was the main storefront for the first two years of business. Then she started carrying yarn in DFW local yarn shops like The Shabby Sheep and Jacob's Reward Farm. Now Dye2Spin's yarns and fibers are carried at Wildflower