Growing up in Europe, Rita de Maintenon studied and trained in all aspects of fiber work and has taught fiber arts workshops for over twenty years.A retired educator, Rita lives in Asheville, NC as a full time fiber artist. She has taught Heritage fiber classes and workshops for UNCA, the Center for Creative Retirement, the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in TN, fiber weekend retreats and local classes. In addition to teaching, Rita loves restoration work on antique pieces and is well known for her designer creations, especially Christening gowns.Rita is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and a Blue Ridge National Heritage Artist. She is a Craft Yarn Council certified instructor and her website is:

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