Registration Form

To register for spinning workshop(s) with Melissa Harris, please download the PDF at the bottom of this page.

Registration Policy
Workshop registration is on a first come first serve basis. All workshops are limited to 9 to 12 students.

So, enroll early to guarantee your space.

The tuition is listed in each class or workshop description and must be paid in full at time of registration
in order to guarantee your space.

If a workshop is cancelled by Melissa Harris or Warner Mountain Weavers, your tuition will be refunded in full.
Your tuition will also be refunded in full if you cancel before October 1, 2017.  If you cancel between
October 2 and October 13, there will be a $20 administrative fee and the remainder of your tuition will be refunded. 
There will be no refunds for cancellations received after October 14.

About your Instructor:

            Melissa Harris​ has been involved in fiber arts for 30+ years. She learned to knit from her Welsh grandmother and later became interested in spinning and dyeing in the late 1970s. She became a serious knitter ten years later and worked for Crystal Palace Yarns and their retail store, Straw into Gold, where she found helping other knitters and spinners to be rewarding. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, taught photography for ten years, and left the Bay Area to settle in Surprise Valley, where she lives with her family. Melissa has been teaching knitting, spinning and rigid heddle weaving at Warner Mountain Weavers for twelve years and is the resident knitting troubleshooter. She has judged Fiber Arts and Sheep-to-Shawl competitions at The Black Sheep Gathering, Lambtown, and various county fairs in California. Melissa is also an active 4-H volunteer and Fiber Arts Leader. She teaches Spinning, Dyeing, Knitting, Weaving and Felting to a new generation of Fiber Fanatics.

            Bonnie Chase will be assisting Melissa.  Bonnie began spinning and dyeing yarn and weaving more than thirty years ago while living on a ranch in Washington State.  She received formal training in weaving from the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts and the Damascus Pioneer Craft School in Oregon.  When she moved to Cedarville, California, a ranching community in the high desert of Modoc County, she found the local sheep industry in jeopardy so she worked to develop a market for her high quality yarn and woven wool saddle blankets.  She purchased wool from local ranchers and put her spinning and weaving skills to use to serve the ranching community and keep her traditional art form alive. Each year, for the past 16 years, Warner Mountain Weavers has featured the Woolgathering event.  Warner Mountain Weavers is a participating member of Fibershed:



Felicia Heidrick,
Sep 6, 2017, 10:50 PM