Workshops & Events

2020 Restorative Year's End Knitting Retreats in Friday Harbor, Washington

2020 Restorative Year’s End Knitting Retreats in Friday Harbor, Washington

Four dates to choose from:

Oct 4-9, Oct 11-16, Oct 18-23, or Oct 25-30

For full details: 2020 Restorative Knitting Retreats

Several years ago, I initiated a new retreat theme dear to my heart. … More

2020 Springtime Island Knitting Retreat, Friday Harbor, Washington, April 5-10

2020 Springtime Island Knitting Retreat, Friday Harbor, Washington, April 5-10

Join us as springtime blossoms on the island, with daffodils, flowering fruit trees, lambs, green leaves growing more visible day by day, and a feeling of freshness and new beginnings. I’ll announce the knitting … More

2020 Weaving for Knitters Retreats, Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, Washington

2020 Weaving for Knitters Retreats, Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, Washington

Three dates to choose from:

March 8-13, March 15-20, and March 29-April 3

I’ve now taught close to two hundred curious knitters how to weave, and what a joy it is. In fact, my … More

2020 Let the River Carry You Knitting Retreats, Friday Harbor, Washington

2020 Let the River Carry You Knitting Retreats, Friday Harbor, Washington

February 23 to 28 or March 1 to 5    (February retreat is full.)

This is the first year I am opening these special retreats to the public. Each February for the past four years, … More

Iceland in the Cozy Heart of Winter: January 19-February 30, 2020

Iceland in the Cozy Heart of Winter: January 19-February 30, 2020

Counting the days until we are in our beloved Iceland once more, hopefully with you!

Knitting and cooking classes, soaking in geothermal bliss, meeting Icelandic knitters, fantastic food, seeing the magnificent landscape, and feeling … More

Restorative Year's End Island Knitting Retreats, Fall 2019

Restorative Year’s End Island Knitting Retreats, Fall 2019

Dates: Oct 6-11, Oct 13-18, Oct 20-25,or Oct 27-Nov 1. 

Held in Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, Washington.

These retreats carry a special focus dear to my heart, and I hope, to your … More

Knitting Workshop and Working Sheepdogs on Vashon Island, WA, June 6-9, 2019

Knitting Workshop and Working Sheepdogs on Vashon Island, WA, June 6-9, 2019

If you love sheep, knitting, fiber arts, and have dreamed of watching working sheep dogs (including international champions) work their magic, on a beautiful island a fifteen minute ferry ride from Seattle, this is … More

A Second Magical Scottish Sojourn with Pecos and Cat, May 3-19, 2019

A Second Magical Scottish Sojourn with Pecos and Cat, May 3-19, 2019

Sold out

Our 2018 Scottish Sojourn was a dream come true, and so we will lead a similar trip in 2019, also in May (which turned out to be a fantastic time of year, … More

April 26-28, 2019, Three days of workshops in Duncan, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island

April 26-28, 2019, Three days of workshops in Duncan, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island

From San Juan Island, where I live, we can see across the water to Vancouver Island, Canada, and so I am delighted to sail over on the Washington State Ferry this April to teach … More

2019 Spring Island Knitting Retreats

2019 Spring Island Knitting Retreats

Spring dates: March 31-April 5 and April 7-12  The spring sessions will focus on the friendly methods in my books, Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks and The Art of Felfs: felted footwear for families.More