Workshops

December 8 and 9, 2014, Versatilde workshops at Green Planet Yarn in San Jose, California

December 8 and 9, 2014, Versatilde workshops at Green Planet Yarn in San Jose, California

This is a very very special event that Green Planet Yarn owner Beth Elliot is coordinating with me and Jim Petkiewicz of Frog Tree Yarn. All proceeds, thanks to Beth’s generosity, will be going … More

January 3 and 4, 2015, Kirkland, WA, Versatilde workshops at Serial Knitters

January 3 and 4, 2015, Kirkland, WA, Versatilde workshops at Serial Knitters

This shop is a hub of knitting passion, friendliness, intelligence, and endlessly enticing yarns, and owner Debi has been patiently waiting for me to be able to teach my the new body of work … More

January 21 and 22, 2015, Alamitos Bay Yarn Company in Long Beach, CA

January 21 and 22, 2015, Alamitos Bay Yarn Company in Long Beach, CA

I loved teaching here at this time last year and so I am back! Come join us in this delicious yarn shop on the water for a day-long workshop. At least one of the … More

January 23 and 24, 2015, Compatto Yarn Salon in Santa Monica, CA

January 23 and 24, 2015, Compatto Yarn Salon in Santa Monica, CA

This will be my fourth year teaching for Bonnie at Compatto Yarn Salon, and I always look forward to seeing her, walking with her dog, and being amongst her community of knitters to teach … More

February 28 and March 1, 2015, at Twisted in Portland, Oregon

February 28 and March 1, 2015, at Twisted in Portland, Oregon

I love Portland and am delighted to be coming to teach several workshops at the beautiful Twisted. At least one day will be dedicated to teaching and riffing on the material and techniques … More

March 3 and 4, 2015, at Maker’s Mercantile in Seattle, Washington

March 3 and 4, 2015, at Maker’s Mercantile in Seattle, Washington

I’ll be teaching two days of workshops at my friend Karin Skacel’s adventurous shop, which includes an incredible gluten-free bakery with her talented chef daughter Rylie at the helm (you will want to … More

March 6, 7, and 8, 2015, at Wool & Wicker in Richmond, British Columbia

March 6, 7, and 8, 2015, at Wool & Wicker in Richmond, British Columbia

Last time I taught for Wool & Wicker was during the Winter Olympics and the Canadians were beating the Americans (where I am from)! I love skating and learned to skate in Canada, so … 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

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

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

Dia de los Muertos with Knitting, Music, and Mole in Cholula, Mexico, Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, 2015

Dia de los Muertos with Knitting, Music, and Mole in Cholula, Mexico, Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, 2015

This will be our second Dia de los Muertos 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 … More

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

Knitting Sojourn in Peru with Cat and Jim: 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

Knitting and Navidad in Cholula, Mexico, December 10-16, 2015

Knitting and Navidad in Cholula, Mexico, December 10-16, 2015

This is our second 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