Amy DiPlacido


Amy is an educator and artist who works with weaving, dyeing, and installation. At her small business, The Dear Dyery, she creates hand-made accessories and wearables that she sews and dyes.

Amy learned how to knit and sew as a preteen and was instantly hooked. Since then, she's been taking art and craft classes, and showing her friends how to create simple projects. Naturally this led to becoming the Coordinator / Teaching Artist at the MAKESHOP.

For the last two years, she's been teaching kids how to hand sew and use the sewing machine, and has even had a crash course in electronics!

Outside of MAKESHOP she can be found teaching tot yoga, or caring for her three pets. Amy has an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Fibers.

Amy is part of The MAKESHOP Show®, a project of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.