Class Instructors

Gail Bird

Gail is an innovator, author, lecturer, designer, and a teacher both nationally and internationally. For 40 years Gail has specialized in the art of IGOLOCHKOY (Russian punchneedle embroidery) and has the largest collection in the world of punchneedle works, including many created by famous wearable and quilt artists.

Gail was the first person to embellish cross-stitch with charms and created her own line, "Simply Charming".

Most recently Locker Hooking and French Knitting are new techniques that she now specializes in.

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