Raven learned to stitch at her parent’s knee. Thirty years later, she is an accomplished embroider in many styles. She loves teaching, especially that “Ah ha!” moment when a student grasps a new skill. A member of the Embroiders’ Guild of America, Raven is currently pursuing a certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework in the United Kingdom. She taught embroidery classes at the festival last year and engaged attendees in interactive learn to embroider sessions at the Embroiders’ Guild booth. She also taught embroidery at the Steel City Fiber Collective.