Amanda Baxter is a weaver, yarn-dyer and owner of Shiny Dime Fibers (shinydimefibers.com). Prior to living in Indiana, she received a BFA in Fibers from the Kansas City Art Institute. She then spent three years (2011–2014) as a resident artist at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee.
Since moving to Bloomington, Indiana in 2014, she graduated with an MFA in Textiles from Indiana University. She then permanently settled in the countryside in the nearby town of Spencer with her husband, son and two ornery farm dogs, and began pursuing a creative career dyeing 5/2 TencelTM yarn and growing indigo plants.
Her teaching experience includes Beginning Weaving workshop and High School Outreach workshop instructor at the Appalachian Center for Craft 2011–2014, and an Associate Instructor at Indiana University teaching Intro to Textiles (2015–2016) and foundations course Color and Design (2016–2017).