Michelle Boyd is a Master Spinner and Fibre Artist who lives in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Combining a background in graphic art and anthropology with an extensive Fibre Arts education, Michelle teaches for the Olds College Master Spinner Program in Olds, Alberta, Canada, as well as for local guilds and at Fibre Arts festivals across North America. She is a recent recipient of the Spin-Off Autumn Retreat’s prestigious scholarship, and will be returning to SOAR as a mentor in 2011. A passionate advocate for all Fibre Arts, Michelle has served on the Board of Directors of the Handweavers, Spinners, and Dyers of Alberta and is currently the Fibre Arts Program Coordinator for Fibre Week, hosted by Olds College. Along with her spinning, Michelle knits, weaves, and dyes and her work is exhibited at Frames and More Gallery in Fort McMurray.