Rave Reviews

Ela Library loves hosting Twisted Fiber Owner Shari Pontillo.  She is a wonderful teacher and very creative with all her craft projects, making them user friendly for all skill levels.  Our patrons so enjoy taking classes from Shari. -- Terri Meyer, Event Coordinator, Ela Area Public Library District, Lake Zurich, IL

Shari was wonderful to work with.  We had her plan two parties for our girls this summer.   The first was a book making party for a group of 9 and 10 year olds.  Before the day of the party she came by to show us samples and really took the time to learn the interests of the birthday girl.  On the day of the party, she surprised us in the multitude of materials she brought that were very specific to the interests of our daughter - many of which she had made just for the party!  The party was well organized and Shari took the time to be sure each guest left with a beautiful book. -- Chris, Skokie, IL

"I just love having you come to AAPLD! You are so much fun and it's obvious that you enjoy teaching these workshops! I appreciate your ability to interact with so many ages and personality types. Your positive encouragement and personal attention to our patrons makes it all the more enjoyable for them!" (Virginia Freyre, Community Outreach & Adult Program Librarian, Algonquin Area Public Library District)

 Check out our mention in the Pioneer Press, September 2014!

"Great class -- had a lot fun and got a take home." (Fabric Painting, Algonquin Library)

"My friend Theresa and I were looking for a unique way to celebrate our birthdays this past year.   Shari Pontillo at Twisted Fiber Studio provided the perfect answer.   We booked her for a journal making workshop at Theresa's house.  She provided a wealth of beautiful papers, paints, stamps, and other materials so that each  could make a unique journal.  We added the wine and appetizers and the creativity just flowed. I would highly recommend booking Shari for your next party."

"This program was so much fun.  It was wonderful to have a DIY program geared to adults.  The speaker was excellent.  She provided everyone with as much direction as needed.  And it fit within the library's themes of books and being green." (Handmade Journal, Arlington Heights Memorial Library)

"All the participants thoroughly enjoyed this hands-on program and were engaged in the class from start to finish."  (Handmade Journal, Arlington Heights Memorial Library)

"Wonderful. Fantastic. So fun." (Handmade Journal, Arlington Heights Memorial Library)

"The speaker was helpful through the journal making process while encouraging our creativity." (Handmade Journal, Arlington Heights Memorial Library)

"Fantastic. Really fun! Great program. Do it again. Excellent. I brought a friend who also enjoyed it." (Handmade Journal, Arlington Heights Memorial Library)

"I really enjoyed the event!! The speaker was very informative and helpful. This is a project I can do with my family and we can all enjoy together. I really hope to see more events like this!" (Handmade Journal, Arlington Heights Memorial Library)

"Shari Pontillo's collage class was fantastic!  It brought out the creative genius in me." (Book page collage, Lisle Library District)

"Twisted Fiber Studio with Shari Pontillo was GREAT! I'm a crafter and I still feel that I LEARNED A LOT! I'd do it again." (Book page collage, Lisle Library District)