Workshops

December 11-17, 2014, in Cholula, Mexico, Knitting and Navidad with Cat, Pecos, and Arturo

This is our inaugural Knitting and Navidad adventure, based in Cholula, Mexico, where mis hermanos Jim (Pecos) and Arturo have deep relationships within the community. Imagine a knitting retreat in colorful, music-filled Mexico during … More

2015 Spring Island Knitting Retreats on San Juan Island in Washington, April 12—17, April 19—24, and April 26—May 1

2015 Spring Island Knitting Retreats on San Juan Island in Washington, April 12—17, April 19—24, and April 26—May 1

I particularly love doing these retreats and sharing the beauty of the island where I am so fortunate to live. San Juan Island is closer to British Columbia’s Vancouver Island than it is to … More

Piedmont Yarn & Apparel in Oakland, California, May 9-10, 2015

Piedmont Yarn & Apparel in Oakland, California, May 9-10, 2015

I am very excited about teaching here because the owners come from a repertory theater costume background and I too started out sewing and designing clothing when I was young; it remains a great … More

Let the River Carry You Knitting Retreat in San Juan Bautista, California, May 20-21, 2015

Let the River Carry You Knitting Retreat in San Juan Bautista, California, May 20-21, 2015

Similar to the Island Knitting Retreats that Cat has been leading for many years, which are often sold out many months in advance, this shorter Knitting Retreat will be easy to get to if … More

Vogue Knitting Cruise to Alaska, August 29-September 5, 2015

Vogue Knitting Cruise to Alaska, August 29-September 5, 2015

This is the first time I’ve said yes to a knitting cruise—the combination of Alaska’s Inside Passage and the rare vacancy in my teaching schedule aligned and I am very excited about spending this … More

Blue Heron Knittery in Decorah, Iowa, September 11-13, 2015

Blue Heron Knittery in Decorah, Iowa, September 11-13, 2015

Every once in a while I meet someone from a shop that epitomizes everything I value about the knitting community and how to nourish all that knitting is and can be.  Such a shop … More

2015 Fall Island Knitting Retreats on San Juan Island in Washington, October 4—9,  October 11—16, and October 18—23

2015 Fall Island Knitting Retreats on San Juan Island in Washington, October 4—9, October 11—16, and October 18—23

I particularly love doing these retreats and sharing the beauty of the island where I am so fortunate to live. San Juan Island is closer to British Columbia’s Vancouver Island than it is to … More

Knitting Sojourn in Peru with Cat and Pecos: November 5-15, 2015

Knitting Sojourn in Peru with Cat and Pecos: November 5-15, 2015

We invite you to travel the highlands of Peru and beyond for an intimate journey into nature, culture, and community. I am deeply and viscerally in love with Peru, its people, colors, textile artisans, … More

Iceland in the Heart of Winter with Cat and Pecos, January 23-30, 2016

Iceland in the Heart of Winter with Cat and Pecos, January 23-30, 2016

Iceland in the Heart of Winter—an adventure with Cat, Pecos, geothermal pools, and knitting!

Nearly everyone dreams of visiting Iceland someday, and we have designed a very special trip with the help of … More

A Retreat: Surging Currents, Slack Tide, and Service  with Cat and Pecos on San Juan Island, WA, March 20-25, 2016

A Retreat: Surging Currents, Slack Tide, and Service with Cat and Pecos on San Juan Island, WA, March 20-25, 2016

 

We will gather for our first “Surging Currents, Slack Tide, and Service” retreat beside a lake in an evergreen forest on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington for a week of indoor and outdoor … More

2016 Spring Island Knitting Retreats on San Juan Island in Washington, April 3—8, April 10—15, and April 17—27, 2016

2016 Spring Island Knitting Retreats on San Juan Island in Washington, April 3—8, April 10—15, and April 17—27, 2016

I particularly love doing these retreats and sharing the beauty of the island where I am so fortunate to live. San Juan Island is closer to British Columbia’s Vancouver Island than it is to … More

Guatemala with Cat and Pecos, June 17-26, 2016

Guatemala with Cat and Pecos, June 17-26, 2016

We’re still fine-tuning this trip’s itinerary, but if you want to get your name on our list, let us know.… More

2016 Fall Island Knitting Retreats on San Juan Island in Washington, October 2—7, 9-14, and 16-21

2016 Fall Island Knitting Retreats on San Juan Island in Washington, October 2—7, 9-14, and 16-21

 

Note: I open registration for the Fall 2016 Retreats after the 2015 Fall Retreats finish. I reserve 30% of the spaces for newcomers, so if you would like to come, email me and More

Knitting Sojourn in Peru with Cat and Pecos: November 3-13, 2016

Knitting Sojourn in Peru with Cat and Pecos: November 3-13, 2016

We invite you to travel the highlands of Peru and beyond for an intimate journey into nature, culture, and community. We are deeply and viscerally in love with Peru, its people, colors, textile artisans, … More