Meet Our Instructors

Susan loves to knit

Susan Heller

Like many of us, Susan's mother provided her with the fundamentals of knitting. From there, she learned the art of cable stitches and lace work. Susan now teaches and gives classes for the Teaching Museum. She specializes in making shawls, sweaters, hats, and lacy gloves.  ​​

Knitting Artists

Susan Stier

Susan is a self taught knitter and loves all aspects of knitting. She finds it to be very relaxing and enjoys teaching others. She specializes in making shawls, hats and scarves.

Susan Stier uses knitting as a means of relaxtion
Wendy loves warping a loom!

Weaving Artist

Wendy Colby

After retiring from full time ministry in the year 2000, Wendy has applied her planning, organizing, and teaching skills while working and volunteering in the arts. 

Having learned the art of weaving in grade school, it was a natural step for her to offer her skills to others. Wendy has instructed floor loom and frame loom classes for adults and cardboard loom classes for children with York Chapter of the Pennsylvania Craft Guild, the York City Recreation Program, and from her Home Studio.

Currently, Wendy works with the Teaching Museum for the Fiber Arts and Textiles where she applies her weaving skills through demonstrations and teaching.

Textile Artist

Linda Morris

Linda is a self-taught seamstress who has been sewing for over 25 years. She is a retired teacher for elementary and high school levels. Her experience and seamstress skills allow her to pass on the fundamentals of sewing to her students. She has volunteered with the 4-H sewing clubs and has provided numerous hours of service to forming the Teaching Museum.

Fiber Arts Artist

Background is from a picture of a hand knitted scarf

Debbie Mancuso

Debbie's interest in the fiber arts began when she and her husband purchased a farm in the southern part of York County. Breeding Border Leicester sheep for their wool led to her studying the different fiber arts. She has been a participant  of the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival for over 25 years. Her involvement in the 4-H Club led her to start the first fiber club in York. She taught members about different fibers, hand spinning, felting, and craft making. She is the founder of the Teaching Museum and provides demonstrations to other organizations, businesses, schools, agencies, and museums throughout York County.