Judy Yeh left Taiwan as a young woman and has lived in
the United States for many years. She learned Chinese macrame
from her grandmother, who taught her the basic knot used
to make buttons. Later, Judy learned from masters in Taiwan.
Today, she creates beautiful art from 12 basic knots, including
the two-coins, button, reversed swastika, and Pan-Chang
knots. She has instructed apprentices and taught this ancient
art in Washington, Alabama and Wisconsin.
Annie Pryor (PhD, Anthropology, UW_Madison)
is particularly interested in the cultural aspecs of religion, art, children's
traditions, games and food. She has served as consultant to folklife
agencies, worked as a folklorist-in-residence in schools, conducted teacher
training programs, and authored works on the folklife of Wisconsin and
folklife pedagogy. Anne is the Folk Arts Education Specialist at the
Wisconsin Arts Board.