Spinner, dyer, knitter & papermaker
Judi Jetson is a fiberactivist who loves to build community. She’s been making things with fiber since her grandmother taught her to knit at age 5, did tie dye and batik in the 60s, learned to weave in the 80s and added lots of techniques to her fiber artist skill set while a member of the Pinellas (FL) Weavers Guild in the 90s and 2000s. For 30 years her day job was working to help reinvent the economy in rural communities in order for them to survive and thrive. In 2010 she moved to Asheville to work for HandMade in America, and in 2012 she founded the nonprofit Local Cloth which moved to the RAD in 2021.
For the past 12 years, she’s led a nonprofit she helped found – Local Cloth - to grow the fiber economy in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Today she regularly teaches spinning and dyeing classes and likes to knit, spin, dye, weave and make paper. And when time permits, Judi loves yarnbombing.