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Cathryn Amidei, Studio Director / Instructor

Cathryn holds a B.A. in Anthropology/Russian from University of Illinois Chicago and an M.F.A. from Eastern Michigan University and was  Associate Professor there for 13 years.

Cathryn has been studying and weaving Jacquard for 15+ years.  She has travelled extensively, studying and teaching on the TC2. She spent a year living in Norway working and walking at Tronrud Engineering Headquarters: the Digital Weaving Norway production facility. She owns a TC2 and provides technical support to Artists and Universities in North America when they purchase the loom and after.



Bethanne Knudson, President

Bethanne founded The Jacquard Center in 2000. The proprietor of The Jacquard Center and former trainer of JacqCAD MASTER® software, Bethanne holds a BFA in Fiber fron the Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, Missouri), as well as an MFA in Textiles from the University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas). Bethanne co-founded The Oriole Mill in 2006.