Christina Ahlseen
Christina Ahlseen
Beginning Shepherd Workshop: Live Virtual Q&A

I am a member of the American Gotland Sheep Society. I have been a member of this society, raising Gotland sheep, since 2010. I am raising this breed for wool only. As a shepherdess, I have developed a personal connection to each of my sheep.
https://tamarackfarmgotlands.webs.com/
Amanda Barcenas
Amanda Barcenas
Beginning Shepherd Workshop: Live Virtual Q&A

We are a family owned and operated sheep farm found in the Berkshires of MA. We specialize in yarn and wool products from our Romney, Lincoln Longwool, and Romeldale/CVM sheep.
http://www.pradodelana.com
Toby Barna
Toby Barna
Understanding Knitting Charts
Contiguous Set-In Sleeves
Fixing Mistakes
Choosing and Using Hand-Dyed Yarns
Hand-Dyeing Unique Yarns

Toby Roxane Barna is a full-time independent knitwear designer and dyer of luxury yarns. She began her design career in 2012, and since then she has released over 80 patterns and self-published three books. She is the author of Design Doubles (Stackpole Books, Sept 2018), the upcoming Easy Knits for Beautiful Yarns (Stackpole Books, Feb 2021) and her designs have been featured in publications such as Knitty.com, Knitting Traditions, I Like Knitting, and she has contributed patterns to several Interweave compilations.
Toby fell in love with dyeing yarn in 2015, and she now sells her yarn at festivals, trunk shows, and yarn shops. She especially enjoys being able to design patterns specifically for her yarn and vice versa. She finds inspiration everywhere, from classical architecture to the colors of the sky.
http://tobyroxanedesigns.com
Lisa Barnes
Lisa Barnes
Embellish Your Knits
Adventures in Mosaic Knitting
Tunisian Crochet Tri-Cowl
Pamper your Pooch with a Custom-Made Dog Sweater! Part 1
You Don't Need to Be a Metalsmith to Make Your Own Shawl Pin!
Pamper your Pooch with a Custom-Made Dog Sweater! Part 2
Adventures in Crochet Granny Squares
Adventures in Reversible Cables
Meet The Teachers THUR
Kickoff Celebration

Lisa is a nationally recognized knitting, crochet and jewelry teacher and designer. She founded LMB Designs to build a community of compassionate crafters with a focus on promoting the healing benefits of creative activities. A Craft Yarn Council Certified Knitting Teacher with a Certificate in Pet Product Marketing and Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, she also writes and designs patterns and tutorials, and hosts Creative Adventure Trips. Her work has been published by Lion Brand Yarn Company, Universal Yarn and Kreinik Threads, and featured in Noro Knitting Magazine, Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street Collections, and Creative Knitting Magazine.
Lisa launched “Life’s A Gem” jewelry line in 2019, a collection of themed jewelry using crystals and gemstones to support health and wellness. Each piece incorporates symbols, charms, semi-precious gemstones and/or natural stones and a mix of fine silver and copper. Techniques include beading, wire wrapping, metal stamping and hammering, and fine silver metal clay.

http://www.LMBDesigns.com and https://www.LifesAGemShop.Etsy.com
https://www.lmbdesigns.com
Claudette Brady
Claudette Brady
Reversible Crochet Cables
Crochet for Knitters

I was born on the island of Jamaica and migrated to the US at age 7. My mother taught me to crochet and sew at 8 years old I taught myself to knit from one of her books. Years later, I would learn that my mother knew how to knit but did not feel she was competent enough to teach me.
I stopped knitting and crocheting as a teenage but, started again about 12 years ago. I now knit or crochet almost daily. I also started designing crochet and knitted garments and accessories at that time. I am particularly fond of cable and color-work. I would call my design "esthetic classic with a twist."
When I am not knitting, crocheting or sewing, I share my passion for the needlearts by teaching others. I also own an online yarn store.
https://www.facebook.com/slipstitchneedlecraft
Varian Brandon
Varian Brandon
A Yarn in Each Hand - Holding Yarns for Colorwork/Fair Isle Knitting - Sat
Swatching for Colorwork/Fair Isle Knitting - It's Different!
No Alcohol Needed - Steeks - Sun
Kickoff Celebration
Pajama Party!
A Yarn in Each Hand - Holding Yarns for Colorwork/Fair Isle Knitting - Fri - NEW
No Alcohol Needed - Steeks - Fri - NEW

Varian Brandon started knitting at age eight. Several trips to the British Isles uncovered a love of color and created an interest in the traditions of Fair Isle design and construction. This fascination increased during her first trip to Shetland and the Outer Hebrides where classes with both Alice Starmore and Kaffe Fassette were offered. The appeal of colorwork knitting grew.

After an undergraduate degree in architecture, post graduate study in both costume and interior design, a graduate degree in communication, and several years working in these disciplines, Varian can now put yarn, color, and design together full time. Her designs have been featured with several yarn companies, national and international magazines, and her own website.

Currently living in Saluda, North Carolina, Varian also teaches stranded colorwork and related knitting techniques at local yarn shops, regional fiber festivals, and for the past 15 years at the Kanuga Knitting and Quilting Retreat in Hendersonville, North Carolina which she coordinates.

Online, she can be found at www.brandonknittingdesigns.com, on Ravelry as varianbrandon, on Instragram as Varian Brandon, and on her YouTube channel, Varian Brandon.
https://www.brandonknittingdesigns.com/
Karen Capobianco
Karen Capobianco
Kumihimo Flat Braiding: Heart Braid Bracelet - Part 1
Viking Weaving Using a Lucet - Bracelet Part 1
Wearable Weaving: Making a  Woven Neck Piece - Part 1
Wearable Weaving: Making a  Woven Neck Piece - Part 2
Beaded Kumihimo: Round Japanese Cord Necklace
Kumihimo Flat Braiding: Heart Braid Bracelet - Part 2
Viking Weaving Using a Lucet - Bracelet Part 2
Kickoff Celebration
Meet The Teachers FRI

Capobianco Designs is a home of unique artisanal fiber tools .Each tool is made to stand alone as a piece of art, these tools are modern heirlooms to share with generations to come. New this year we will be offering virtual classes, meditative cord weaving workshops.
We make portable looms for making cords using sustainable woods. Our chimerical wooden Kumhimos Rotating Hybrid Marudai looms are as enjoyable to use as they are to look at. Our Lucets come in shaped fanciful animals and heart shapes. We have beautiful necklaces and sweater pins that are are also usable knitting gauges, WPI tools, and stitch per inch , We make astral diz tools and lantern shaped heddles for back strap looming, as well as lots of specialty notions such as tulip shaped bobbins, mini yarn bowls and two sizes of wooden yarn pails ,bobbin cases and ceramic thread boxes.
Karen Capobianco is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design where she studied jewelry making. In her quest find tools her own woven metal and fiber cording lead her to start making her own tools . Soon she was making tools that not only made jewelry cords but could be worn as jewelry. Karen believes you spend time with your tools , they are at the heart of making your craft. Your tools are in your hands for long lengths of time therefore they should be be a a pleasure use. Our tools are ergonomic and pleasing to your senses, . With that in mind she makes her own natural beeswax and oil finish using organic essence. Capobianco Designs use cherry oak and maple woods, lovingly sanded to feel wonderful in your hand, and we carry sizes for both big and little hands and fiber.
http://www.capobiancodesigns
Kat Chang
Kat Chang
A Farm Of Our Own

She/her, Korean American.
The Knotty Kat, fiber branch of Juggling Goose Farm, based in Western MA, currently raising angora rabbits for fiber, various farm animals, and aspiring shepherd.

A long-time knitter since my grandmother taught me at a young age and dabbler in all handcrafts ever since, I've always loved animals and having my own farm has been a long term life goal. Once I learned to spin a few years ago, that farm dream has evolved to include fiber animals. I'm in the process of researching and planning for the imminent addition of a starter flock of Romeldale CVMs and intend to add goats, alpacas, and maybe one day, paco-vicunas!

For fiber focused adventures, follow:
The Knotty Kat
@theknottykat.insta
www.facebook.com/theknottykat
theknottykat@gmail.com

For general farm related stories, follow:
Juggling Goose Farm
@JugglingGooseFarm
www.facebook.com/jugglinggoosefarm
jugglinggoosefarm@gmail.com
#watchourfarmgrow
http://www.jugglinggoosefarm.com
Anne Choi
Anne Choi
Beginning Shepherd Workshop: Live Virtual Q&A
A Farm Of Our Own

Anne Choi is a fiber enthusiast who believes in the inherent goodness of all natural fibers. She teaches spinning, weaving, and dyeing at fiber festivals and yarn shops across the country, and at her teaching studio on the farm. She raises a small flock of Shetland sheep in Bedminster, NJ and blends her fleeces with wool from nearby farms to create her small-batch, custom milled Vintage yarn. She is the founder of NJ Fibershed, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to creating a supportive network among small fiber farms across the state of New Jersey and raising awareness of local fiber production and use.
http://www.middlebrookfiberworks.com
JoAnn Clark
JoAnn Clark
Get in Formed - Needle Felting on a Wet Felted Form

I dove into the creative pool decades ago and have come out with a love for the fiber arts. From painting, to doll making, to rag quilting, to patchwork purses lend to a friend giving me an article on repurposing old wool sweaters. So about 15 years ago I was introduced to Needle Felting and I’ve been giving it a stab ever since. Though flat was fun, I soon found that 3D was my creative muse. I loved felting and teaching others how to make snowman and Santa ornaments. But I still wanted to go bigger, so over the years I have experimented with both wet and needle felting to develop what I call Feltie Forms. These firm shapes have given me the ability to bring forth fanciful creatures and freakish full size pumpkins.
Roy Clemes
Roy Victor Clemes
Intro to Drum Carding
Broken, Dirty, and Tender Fleece

I grew up working in our family’s woodshop and am the younger half of the Clemes & Clemes (@clemesandclemes) duo, making innovative, generational fiber art equipment in the San Francisco Bay Area. C&C is known throughout the world for the high quality design and craftsmanship, especially our fiber preparation tools. In pre-COVID times, my father and I travelled coast to coast to vend and teach at fiber festivals around the country. We regularly consult and instruct spinners, felters, fiber growers, and professional fiber artists in the art of fiber preparation. I am teaching two workshops as part of the virtual NY Sheep and Wool Festival this year. I frequently contribute to PLY Magazine and am the president of Lambtown Festival (@lambtownfestival), the largest sheep and wool show in California. I recently began the Maker on Maker interview series which can be found on the Clemes & Clemes Youtube channel. I live with my wife in the SF Bay Area with our terribly cute toddler and two very spoiled sheep.
http://www.clemes.com
Dalis Davidson
Dalis Davidson
Creating a Nuno Felt Scarf - From Raw Materials to a Wearable Artsy Scarf.

Dalis of Dancing Leaf Dyeworks has been dyeing her signature colorways on yarn and fiber for over 35 years. Located on a small farm in Maryland, she raises a small flock of sheep, producing hand spun art yarn but also sourcing various bases of yarn and hand dyeing them. She also creates felted wearables and uses her wool for her unique paintings of landscapes which she calls 'Lambscapes'. She teaches nuno felting and needle felting.
http://www.dancingleafdyeworks.com
Jolie Elder
Jolie Elder
Essentials of Versa Lace
Easy Reversible Cables
Meet The Teachers THUR

Jolie knits, crochets, spins, dyes, and weaves in the metro Atlanta area. She has been on the boards of her local fiber guilds, including past terms as president of Atlanta Knitting Guild and North Georgia Knitting Guild. Her cleverest unvention is a method for working stockinette-based lace reversibly without resorting to double knitting.
https://jolieaelder.blogspot.com/
Gretchen Frederick
Gretchen Frederick
What's Your Type? A Framework for Understanding Wool and Breeds
Breed Specific Swatching for Knitters

Solitude Wool creates breed specific yarns and fiber. We source fleece exclusively from small farms in the Chesapeake Fibershed. Started in 2006 by Loudoun County shepherds who love wool, our mission is to promote sheep of many breeds and support sustainable agriculture. We strive to excite and educate knitters, spinners and all makers with yarns that feel alive and retain the character of the fleece and type of wool. Free US (Domestic) Shipping!
http://www.solitudewool.com/
Kay Gardiner
Kay Gardiner
The Secrets of Knitting Happiness
Morehouse Farm LLC - Late Night Knit-In

We started MDK as a blog, on a lark really, in 2003. At that time, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner were internet pen pals who had not met in person. Before long, we found ourselves amid a warm, friendly, and smart community of knitters. It was all virtual-we didn't meet in person until 2004, after we had signed a contract for our first knitting book.

In 2015, we hunkered down to turn MDK into the site we have always craved: a delicious daily read for every knitter. Our new site launched in September 2016, and it's been a joyful journey since then. Modern Daily Knitting is an ever-evolving world online (and in real life when in-person events resume!) where knitting is celebrated, explored, and taught. With a lot of laughs along the way. It's our hope to make ModernDailyKnitting.com the ultimate rabbit hole for knitters.

At all times, we keep in mind MDK Rule No. 1: Knitting is supposed to be fun.
https://www.moderndailyknitting.com/
Jean Glass
Jean Elizabeth Glass
Beads in a Cast-on - Come Learn a New Technique!
Fiber with Beads: An Introduction
Beautiful Beaded Bind-offs: A Techniques Class
So You Want to Start a Craft Business?
Meet The Teachers FRI
Bead Biz

Jean Elizabeth Glass has been playing with beads and fiber in one way or another for 30 years. She was brought to knitting by friends who told her that she could knit with beads thus marrying two wonderful crafts and making her smile. She loves to share her passion with anyone who is interested and has generously shared her knowledge during demonstrations and teaching classes at DFW, Vogue Knitting Live, Stitches, The Fiber Festival of New England, and many other shows.
http://www.beadbiz.org
Faina Goberstein
Faina Goberstein
Woven Slip-Stitch Knitting
Slip Stitch Beyond Mosaic
Shades of Amber Cowl 
Excel Essentials for a Custom Fit - Sun
Excel Essentials for a Custom Fit - Thurs

Faina Goberstein is an independent knitwear designer, author, and a professional teacher based near San Francisco, CA.
Taking an early retirement from a long career as a math professor gave Faina a chance to let her creativity and long-time passion for knitwear design
to become a second profession. Faina’s interest in wide assortment of knitting techniques and stitch patterns is evident in her designs and topics of her
inspirational classes.

Faina is a great communicator and energetic teacher who cares about her students and focuses on sharing her knowledge and
excitement about the craft. She teaches at Vogue Knitting Live, Interweave Yarn Fest, and various venues such as guilds and yarn
shops around the country and abroad.

Faina’s designs often appear in internationally recognized magazines such as Rowan, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits,
Knit.Purl, Cast-On and in numerous books.

Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs.
http://fainasknittingmode.com
Amy Grant
Amy Grant
Making a Pair of Sox in Under an Hour
Crank Along with Jim (Machine Knitting)

Good Karma Farm is the home of Jim, Amy and Zoe Grant along with a host of Icelandic sheep, alpacas, turkeys, dogs and cats. We make yarn in our own mill with the alpaca and wool we grow on our farm
Http://www.goodkarmafarm.com
Pam Grushkin
Pam Grushkin
Conquering Short Rows
Try Your Hand at Portuguese Knitting - Fri
Crochet for Knitters
Kickoff Celebration
Meet The Teachers SUN
Try Your Hand at Portuguese Knitting - Sat

I love to share my passion for knitting and crochet through teaching and designing. My designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, Knitting Socks with Hand-painted Yarn, One + One Hats, One + One Wraps, Cowls, & Capelets, Tahki Stacy Charles and independently as Pam Grushkin Designs.

I have worked and taught knitting at yarn stores since 2004. Over the years I have built a rich curriculum of classes that range from beginner to intermediate.

When I was 12, my mother taught my sister and I how to knit. I have very fond memories of traveling to the yarn store to pick out our projects. I still remember the first time I saw Noro yarns on the "specialty" yarns table and just ogling it. My first sweaters were knit with Candide and Lopi. Options were few back in the day. My love for knitting has stayed with me through the years and if you'll pardon the pun, has been a constant thread throughout my life.
http://www.pamgrushkin.com
Jane Hansen
Jane L Hansen
Easy Peasy Solar Dyeing with Wool and Kitchen 'Waste'
Kickoff Celebration
Pajama Party!

I've had a passion for knitting my entire life. I was itty bitty when my maternal grandmother taught me to knit and I continued to knit avidly until I reached high school and got distracted with clubs, sports, jobs, etc.
Fortunately, I had a Norwegian roommate in college and she rekindled my passion for knitting and also inspired me to be a fiber snob. I've had at least one knitting project going at any time ever since. Mostly wool, but sometimes cotton, or silk, or bamboo, or…
The year was 2000 and I was recently wed. I left my career as an architect and construction manager in Chicago and we moved north to Price County, WI to embark on our adventure in sustainable living. It began with a market garden, but those fields threatening to grow over with willow and alder were on my mind. Just harvesting the hay for others wasn't going to cut it in my book. So, in 2009 I got them fenced in and began to raise feeder lambs to develop my animal husbandry skills and to begin to get some wool to work with. In 2012 I got my registered Coopworth breeding stock and I've fallen in love with their personalities, their fiber and their hardiness.

Autumn Larch Farm LLC is very small and diverse with a primary focus on fiber. We practice regenerative agriculture on a small scale. I'm very pleased to be a member of the Three Rivers Fibershed. We have 11 Coopworth sheep and 3 Romeldale CVM wethers. Our flock is kept on pasture year round. They rotationally graze in the summertime and have access to new grass virtually every day. In the winter they eat hay and leave behind a deep layer of hay and manure to give a super boost of nutrition to a different paddock each year.

We've also got ducks, a couple of dogs and a cat. I raise a bunch of garlic and a big garden of produce. A couple summers ago I added plants for wool dyeing as well and now everything I look at is evaluated through a lens of “what color will you give me?” We have all the scrumptious natural colors that a flock of Coopworth can create. Yarn in white, silvery grey and almost black. Roving in the same range of colors, with limited quantities of plant dyed roving and yarn. In addition, Romeldale CVM sport weight has joined the lineup. I have my yarn and roving milled locally and I also make handcrafted soap (felted and not), dryer balls and felted handbags.

Please visit my shop at autumn-larch-farm-llc.square.site
http://autumnlarchfarm.wordpress.com/
Jennifer He
Jennifer He
Jennifer He is a web-librarian who has been knitting for 30 years and has taught the fiber arts virtually and in person for more than 10 years. Jennifer's teaching method is a combination of lecture, demonstration and hand-ons activities. You will leave her class with new skills and inspired to be more creative with your knitting. You can learn more about Jennifer here: www.jengehlyhe.com/knit
https://jengehlyhe.com/knits
Debbie Held
Debbie Held
Learn to Spin with a Supported Spindle
Plying Hefty Hanks from Spindled Yarns
Meet The Teachers THUR

Debbie Held is a freelance writer, self-proclaimed spinster, and an international spinning instructor. She's been blending wool and words since 2015, when she merged her career in journalism with her handspinning obsession-and she hasn't stopped talking (and writing) about spinning since.
Debbie is a recurring contributor to Spin Off and PLY magazines, the Long Thread Media online spinning blog, and the SweetGeorgia Yarns blog. She is the writer behind Interweave's Her Handspun Habit spinning column. She periodically creates online handspun and/or weaving content for the Schacht Spindle Company website, and she's an online spinning instructor for the School of SweetGeorgia.
http://debbieheld.com/
Jessica Kaufman
Jessica Kaufman
Easy Ice Dye for Incredible Results
The Basics of Batik: How to Set Up a Home Practice

WAXON Studio is knitter-owned and operated! ;) We are an open textile studio in Asheville, NC, devoted to the art of shibori, ice dye, tie dye, and batik. We teach classes online and in our shop, and also make and sell our own line of small batch, hand dyed clothing and fabrics.
http://www.waxonstudio.com
Galina Khmeleva
Galina Khmeleva
Lace Lace Lace with Galina Khmeleva

Galina Khmeleva is a Russian American artist and former student of Olga A. Fedorova, the famed Orenburg Lace expert. For the past 30 years Galina has worked to build her business in the U.S. teaching and promoting easy to knit, heirloom quality pieces. She is a huge proponent of U.S. grown fibers such as; cashmere, cashgora, Pygora, bison, qiviut, and paco-vicuna. She has been featured in PieceWork, Spin Off, Knitter’s, and Cast On magazines all while traveling locally and internationally to promote her craft. She has also published two books through Interveave Press, Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls, and The Gossamer Webs Design Collection. When not knitting and teaching, Galina enjoys tending to her many and varied plants throughout her yard. Since stay at home orders in March due to COVID-19, Galina’s garden has never looked better!
https://www.skaska.com/
Liza Laird
Liza Laird
Chair Yoga for Crafters
The Art of Mindful Knitting
Meet The Teachers THUR

Liza Laird and Kate Madden founded Ragline Knits in 2014 with a mission to bring a yogic twist to your knitting practice through local workshops, online classes, and annual retreats. Ragline's Yoga + Knitting Retreats are held in the spring in Marfa, TX and in the autumn in Plymouth, VT. Ragline hosts a virtual class, "Chair Yoga for Knitters", and has written a series of articles on mindful knitting at Knotions.com. You can also find Ragline teaching at local yarn shops like Hill Country Weavers in Austin and Stitch House Dorchester in Boston. Ragline Knits knitting patterns have been published at DarnGoodYarn.com and in print publications like Pom Pom Magazine. When Liza and Kate aren't knitting or practicing yoga, they can be found teaching their kids about gardening and all things wooly! For almost two decades, Liza has been a yoga teacher, Phoenix Rising yoga therapist and CTI life coach, bringing her practice to studios in NYC, Boston and Los Angeles. Kate spends her days as a neuroscience researcher and enjoys designing hand knitting patterns in her down time. Kate and Liza met while living in Boston and developed a deep bond from their shared experience surviving cancer. Liza lives in the Catskills in New York and Kate lives in Austin, Texas.
https://www.raglineknits.com
Susan Levi-Goerlich
Susan Levi-Goerlich
The Noisy Paintbrush: Free-motion Machine embroidery

Susan Levi-Goerlich is a self-taught fiber artist who created her first stitched painting more than 30 years ago. Susan’s work is a combination of painted and dyes silks, needle-felting, free-motion machine embroidery and bobbin embroidery; she uses the sewing machine as others would use a pencil or paintbrush. Her work bounces between representational work (landscapes and gardens) and abstraction.

Susan exhibits and sells her work at national and regional craft shows and online. She is the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and her work was featured on HG-TV's Sew Much More. She teaches workshops in her in-home studio as well as for guilds and craft schools.
http://www.SusanLevi-Goerlich.com
Heather Love
Heather M Love
(IN)Visible Mending

Heather Love is a visual artist and the founder of Hellomello Handspun, a yarn company that features distinctive hand dyed yarns and farm friendly fibers. She has been sharing her love of fiber and textiles with students for more than 20 years.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/hellomellohandspun
List Manager
List Manager
Welcome Lobby - OPTIONAL Orientation to the Event

Souvenir and Volunteer Manager, Website Editor
Terri Martin
Terri Martin
Machine Knitting Basics
Kickoff Celebration
Meet The Teachers SUN

Terri Martin has over 10 years experience working in the fashion industry as a designer and trend forecaster. After hand knitting for several years she learned to machine knit while getting her degree in fashion design and fell in love with the limitless possibilities. Her current passion is teaching machine knitting while selling the yarn, machines and patterns for the craft.
http://www.AltisStudio.com
Lauren Mcelroy
Lauren Mcelroy
Fleece to Fabric - Part 1
How to Knit Socks (Flap Heel and Gusset) - Part 1
Fleece to Fabric - Part 2
How to Knit Socks (Flap Heel and Gusset) - Part 2

Hi! I'm Lauren! I'm a bi-racial, black, queer femme living on Soiux, Ho Chunk, Sauk, and Meskwaki land in so called Wisconsin. In addition to being the sole owner and operator of the fiber business Motherofpurl I am a mother of 2 young children, an herbalist, and an abolitionist. Motherofpurl is my fiber business where I offer my original patterns for hand knitting, my handspun yarn, and handyed spinning fiber from local sheep. I also teach classes, and knit commissions.
When you use a Motherofpurl pattern you are getting an experience that is meant to help you learn about your own intuitive knitting style and inspire experimentation.
https://www.motherofpurl.net
Lisanne Miller
Lisanne Miller
Wooly Pumpkin Patch - Rug Hooking
Rug Hooking Thru the Ages

Lisanne first held a hook at the age of fourteen as part of the Bi-Centennial Celebration of America-hooking a simple chair pad from some of her mother's old wool suits. The hook, wool, extra burlap and chair pad traveled with her in her mother's cedar chest until a dear friend one day revealed that she had a new interest she just loved-primitive rug hooking. Lisanne has never looked back or put her hook down since creating and designing whimsical, wonderful pieces of modern day folk art.
Lisanne is the owner of the W. Cushing & Co., previously P is for Primitive and Peace, Love and Wool. Lisanne is the Director of Caraway Rug School, has earned the status of "Fellow" and a Master Craftsmen of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi-recently named as one of the Top 40 Artists, Vice President of ATHA, and her rugs have appeared in Rug Hooking Magazine, The Wool Street Journal, numerous ATHA publications, books by Jessie Turbayne as well as "Top 40 at 40." Lisanne was nominated for her work and company by Martha Stewart Living as a "Made in America" craft/company.

Lisanne teaches across the United States privately and has taught and/or is teaching at John C. Campbell Folk Art School, Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village, Hooked in the Mountains, Star of Texas, Green Mountain Rug School, ATHA Region 1 School, and Caraway Rug School.
http://www.wcushing.com/
Sue Muldoon
Sue Muldoon
Weave a Rush Stool
Porch Weave Stool
Shaker Tape Stool

Sue Muldoon divides her time between 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work. She bounces back and forth between photography, web design and graphic design to seatweaving (chair caning, wicker repair, rush, splint, etc.) and basket weaving.

Basketry started as an add-on to seat weaving because there was material begging to be used in more than one format.

Sue’s career has always been creative, from wallpaper hanging and interior painting to a lengthy career in the floral industry as designer and merchandiser. Wood carving, furniture refinishing and upcycling furniture in novel ways using unique materials like leather belts, ties and alpaca wool set her apart from traditional seatweaving methods.

Color is rampant and unapologetic.

Where some might see a chair, Sue sees a statement. She spends the majority of her time now repairing seats (an unabashed “chairnerd” and webmaster of The SeatWeavers Guild, Inc) but enjoys branching out into basketry.

She considers her seatweaving work to be part functional and part emotional. Along with repairing chairs, she repairs the memories that are attached to seats that are in demise and disrepair. The joy on a client’s face when they see family history brought back to functionality is inspiring.

Her photography and design work enable her to get the word out about what she does, and her skills in social media are in demand from farmers markets, growers, artists and authors.

Creating special baskets for her most rapt audience, her 5 and 10-year-old grandsons, keeps Sue busy and inspires her to teach them to appreciate nature, natural materials and art.

A frequent instructor at various sheep, wool and fiber festivals and art retreats, furniture schools and farmers markets, she enjoys sharing seatweaving and basketmaking to new crafters and artisans.

You can see Sue’s work at www.reduxforyou.com and www.suemuldoonimages.com
https://www.reduxforyou.com
Monique Mullis
Monique Mullis
EZ-Peazy Needle Felted Narwhal

I am a Park Ranger by day and an avid, self-taught needle-felter by night. I started needle-felting over eight years ago and quickly learned what a fun, inexpensive and addicting hobby it can be. I do most of my felting for a hobby business I share with my sister. We call it "The Felted Dog" and have been selling felted wool items and needle felting supplies for the past six years at art and fiber festivals. I get most of my inspiration from nature and like to add my version of whimsy to all the projects I make.

I have taught needle felting workshops at Estes Wool Market, Sneffels Fiber Festival as well as host four monthly felting classes in three different cities in Southern Colorado. I have also design four felting kits and was featured in a myBluePrint.com video on needle felting in 2019.
https://thefelteddog.com
Mary Jeanne Packer
Mary Jeanne Packer
Behind the Scenes at a Spinning Mill - See How Yarn is Made
Meet The Teachers FRI

I founded Battenkill Fibers in 2009 to provide value-added, custom carding and spinning services for fiber farms and makers; and to manufacture yarn and fiber products for wholesale and retail markets. The mill produces 100-150 lbs of artisan quality natural-colored and dyed semi-worsted yarn daily using refurbished traditional milling machinery. Since its founding, Battenkill Fibers has grown to provide 15 full-time and part-time jobs and was recognized as Washington County Small Business of the Year in 2015. Before opening the mill, I was the owner/co-owner of several local yarn stores; and since 2004, I have organized and guided international and domestic textile tours with a focus on authentic, participatory fiber-related experiences. I am one of the founders, and president, of the farmer-owned Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative best known for its annual wool pool which connects the region’s sheep farmers with the world market for grease wool. And, I am a co-founder of the non-profit Hudson Valley Textile Project.
http://www.battenkillfibers.com
Amie Palmer
Amie Palmer
Brioche Lace: Beyond the Basic Stripes - Part 1
Design Your Own Socks
Intro to Brioche - Thurs
Knit a Sweater that Fits - Sun
I've Got This Yarn
Knit Your Bust Fitting Sweater Ever
Brioche Lace: Beyond the Basic Stripes - Part 2
Meet The Teachers FRI
Intro to Brioche - Fri
Knit a Sweater that Fits - Thurs

Amie is a lifelong fiber arts enthusiast who has fallen in love with knitting and sewing. She believes there are two types of knitting projects: the ones that require concentration and those meant for meeting up to chat with fellow knitters. She always has at least one of each on her needles.
Based in Durham, NC, Amie loves teaching for her local yarn shop and Durham Arts Council. She also teaches regionally at Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival.

She graduated from Georgia Tech with a Masters in Electrical Engineering. She interned for Lawrence Livermore National Lab before working in telecom for ten years. She dabbled in knitting and made a couple lumpy sweaters during college, but it was a slow learning process. After having kids, she discovered that carpool lines are excellent places to pick up an old skill and teach it new tricks. She finds that basic math and breaking patterns into simple chunks are the best way to take the guess work out of knitting projects.

Amie’s favorite projects include custom-fitted sweaters, brioche, and exploring the technical side of knitting. Her sweaters and colorful felted purses have won awards at the North Carolina State Fair and Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival.

She can be reached through email at DaisyAndCloverDesigns@gmail.com, on Instagram as DaisyAndCloverDesigns and on Ravelry as amiep.
Cal Patch
Cal Patch
Gaga for Granny Squares
Crochet Pattern Primer
Crochet Tips and Tricks
Fanciful Crochet Edgings
Crochet on the Edge
Color Play Crochet
Crochet Rag Rug
Hook Up a Hat

Cal Patch and Erin von Holdt are two passionate crochet designers joining forces as *the C word* to create modern patterns and promote their love for the art. They believe it's time for CROCHET to have its moment in the limelight! Cal and Erin have each had retail shops and sold their handmade goods at markets and craft fairs for decades. They teach crochet and other fiber arts in the Hudson Valley and around the US.
https://calpatch.com
Amie Petronis Plumley
Amie Petronis Plumley
Yarn Doll! (30 minutes)
Paper Plate Weaving! (30 min.)
Baa Baa Softie Sheep!

Amie Petronis Plumley is the co-author of Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make and School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing, Sewing School Quilts, and Sewing School Fashion Design published by Storey Publishing. The books sell worldwide and have a combined total of more than 200,000 copies in print. Amie is an elementary school teacher in Memphis, TN where she inspires students to sew in the classroom, in an after-school sewing club, and at a wildly popular summer sewing camp.
https://sewingschool.blogspot.com
Jeri Robinson-Lawrence
Jeri Robinson-Lawrence
Color Theory Merriment
For the Love of Longwools: British Longwool Sheep and Wool
Beginning Shepherd Workshop: Live Virtual Q&A

Flying Fibers is brought to you by the mother-daughter team of Jeri Robinson-Lawrence and Irina Lawrence. They honor and celebrate diversity and inclusion while welcoming everyone to their little corner of the world. Both women are passionate about providing beautiful fiber products to crafters of any skill, as well as promoting the preservation of rare breed sheep. In addition to owning the shop, Jeri and Irina have a flock of North American Wensleydale, Leicester Longwool, and rare breed Shetland sheep that they raise on their farm in York County, PA. Based on the season, this local fiber is available in-store and online. In addition to flock yarns they manufacture and hand-dye Yorkshire Medley, a DK and Fingering weight yarn that is a blend of Wensleydale and Blue Faced Leicester. Also, in the shop are products from Brooklyn Tweed, Quince & Co., Hedgehog Fibres and more! They also provide the hand spinner and felter with the largest selection of roving in Central Pennsylvania. These two women are extremely passionate about the fiber arts and are regularly willing to share their knowledge and expertise with whoever desires.
http://flyingfibers.com
Deborah Robson
Deborah Robson
Meet the Sheep of the Hudson Valley
A Fiber Odyssey: How The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook Came to Happen LINK FIXED
The Properties and Qualities of Wool
Kickoff Celebration

Deborah Robson is a fiber generalist who specializes in spinning, knitting, and weaving, although she experiments with all aspects of textiles. She is the fiber author of The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook and of The Field Guide to Fleece, in collaboration with livestock expert Carol Ekarius. For fourteen years she served as an editor at Interweave Press, including twelve years as editor-in-chief of Spin-Off: The Magazine for Handspinners. At Interweave she initiated the Save the Sheep project and the book Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools. She also edited Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, has worked in trade, literary, and scholarly publishing, and has written for many publications, including PieceWork, Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, and The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, as well as several fiber-related anthologies.

Her textile designs have appeared in several magazines and collections. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and of the Colorado Authors' League, and served two terms on the board of directors of The Livestock Conservancy (then the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy). Her current research focuses on the millennia of alliances between fiber animals and humans, in one project using Shetland sheep as an example of how the relationships have evolved, and she is publishing monographs on fiber-related topics.

The best way to get in touch is to use the contact form on the website.
https://independentstitch.com
Karen Santucci
Karen Santucci
Meet The Teachers THUR
Meet The Teachers FRI
Pajama Party!
Meet The Teachers SUN

Join Us for FREE Meet the Teachers events and get to chat with teachers and ask them questions about their classes and lectures, what they make, their design process, where they live, or anything (well, almost anything!). These events are only available to registered participants, and limited spots are available. So, sign up early for classes to be able to meet your favorite teacher!
Ann Shayne
Ann Shayne
The Secrets of Knitting Happiness

We started MDK as a blog, on a lark really, in 2003. At that time, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner were internet pen pals who had not met in person. Before long, we found ourselves amid a warm, friendly, and smart community of knitters. It was all virtual—we didn’t meet in person until 2004, after we had signed a contract for our first knitting book.

In 2015, we hunkered down to turn MDK into the site we have always craved: a delicious daily read for every knitter. Our new site launched in September 2016, and it’s been a joyful journey since then. Modern Daily Knitting is an ever-evolving world online (and in real life when in-person events resume!) where knitting is celebrated, explored, and taught. With a lot of laughs along the way. It’s our hope to make ModernDailyKnitting.com the ultimate rabbit hole for knitters.

At all times, we keep in mind MDK Rule No. 1: Knitting is supposed to be fun.
Amy Snell
Amy Snell
Sock Skills: Casting On for Toe-Up Socks
Sock Skills: Afterthought Heels
Sock Skills: Binding Off
Basic Knit Fixes
Intermediate Mosaic: Charts and Combined Stitches
Tips and Tricks for Next-Level Knitting
Secrets of Splicing: Up Your Ends Game
Planning For Perfect Socks
How to Identify a Pattern That's Good for YOU
Kickoff Celebration
Morehouse Farm LLC - Late Night Knit-In

I am a fiber artist and yarn collector who knits, spins, weaves, crochets badly, and dabbles with dye. I love yarn and fiber - the textures, the colors, the infinite possibilities. I love that knitting is tactile and kinesthetic, as well as visual. It sparks all my senses.

I enjoy experimenting with knitting, which sometimes leads to breakthroughs and sometimes leads to terrible results. Either way, it's always a learning experience.

I love spreading the knitting bug nearly as much as I enjoy knitting itself. It's a beautiful canvas for connection within and across communities. Over the years I've taught knitting in my local community to kids as young as six and folks as old as, well... it seemed impolite to ask. With the advent of the pandemic I began reaching out beyond my community and teaching online.

I always have a pair (or more) of socks on the needles and love to teach others to knit them. But my absolute favorite things to teach are tips and tricks to bring your knitting to the next level. I love talking about what is and isn't (or might be) possible in knitting and sharing with others who want to expand the way they think about knitting.
http://www.deviousknitter.com
Kathy Sparks
Kathy Sparks
Foraging for Color
Debunking Dye Chemistry (Sat)
Debunking Dye Chemistry (Sun.)

Kathy Sparks has been involved with fiber in some way, shape or form for the past 45 years. She honed her craft both by earning a Master’s Degree in Dye Chemistry from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, as well as studying with and learning from other artists. A retired instructor at the college level, Kathy has taught biology, chemistry and geology for 29 years, but now devotes herself to fiber art full time.

As Kathy’s work evolved, it began to focus on historic techniques or the use of traditional materials. She has traveled extensively on 5 continents, researching dyes and fiber arts. The yarns she creates, often are dyed using ancient natural dyes such or dyes extracted from plants harvested from nature. She is the author of 3 books, including “The Song of the Muskox” about the animals and the qiviut fiber, traditional natural dyes, especially lichens, and the knitted designs of Dorothy Reade. Her numerous articles have been published in Color Trends, Spin Off, Ply Magazine and Rug Hooking Magazine. Kathy has taught many workshops over the years and enjoys discovering what wonders are out there ….especially those in the dye pot.
Heather Storta
Heather Storta
Darning Hand Knits
Flawless Mattress Stitch
Gauge? What's That?
Perfect Necklines
Wrap and Turn Short Rows
Picot CO and BO
Mirror Knitting
Kickoff Celebration
Pajama Party!

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical aspects of construction and design. As much as I love expanding my personal knowledge of this craft, I get even more enjoyment out of teaching other knitters ways to improve their knitting!
http://heatherstorta.com
Ann Tudor
Ann Tudor
Fire, Glass and Fiber-Painting with Glass

Ann Tudor is a lampwork glass artist, jewelry designer, bead maker and knitter.  Her work has been sold across the country and has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry and Bead Unique magazines. Her glass sculptural pieces have been sold at art fairs, local shops and galleries in the central Indiana area. Currently, her passion is creating tiny works of art for knitters and crocheters by designing and selling stitch markers and progress keepers. This most recent outlet of her artistic skills has allowed Ann to combine her 30-year old passion of two loves: knitting and glass.  Today, Ann's markers are in the hands of creatives all over the world helping them make and enhance their own works of art.
http://www.anntudor.com
Vicki Twigg
Vicki Twigg
Twigg Stitch Technique and Hiker Hat
Switch Stitch Technique and Loganberry Hat.
Latitude Mittens
Silverdale Shawl
Kickoff Celebration
Pajama Party!

Vicki Twigg is an English knitter/designer/teacher living in the US. She has written a book, Twigg stitch, (pub. Nov '14, Interweave) which describes a new technique for knitting a two color, double sided, single layer fabric (unlike brioche or double knitting). She has also recently been exploring in another new direction and developed a double sided textured fabric called Exchange Knitting.


Vicki learned to knit, crochet and sew starting at about the age of 5. She has always loved to experiment with and design all kinds of things in the field of needle arts including clothing, quilts, decorative embroidery and knitwear.


She particularly enjoys creating patterns with interesting structural elements, using the nature of the technique or stitch pattern as part of the inspiration. She enjoys setting herself technical challenges and finding new ways round them and she loves to pass her fascination with the mechanics of knitting and design on to others, helping them to improve their technique or learn new things.
http://vickitwigg.com
Melissa VanSant
Melissa VanSant
Needle Felt a Chickadee
Needle Felted Mini Jack Frost
Rhinebeck Gnome 2020 - 12:00 pm
Rhinebeck Gnome 2020 - 4:00 pm

Going Gnome began quite by accident in 2008. We had been running ourbead and scrapbook store since 2005 and frequently spent time needle felting in the shop. We grew up knitting, sewing, crocheting and had a lifelong love of fiber. Our love of gnomes seemed to want to manifest itself in needle felting. How well gnomes and wool go together! People would come into the shop and ask if they could buy the gnomes, and could they learn how to make them. Feeling both excited and energized – we moved the shop, dropped the scrapbooking supplies and moved the felting supplies in. Over the past 12 years, what began with a gnome and 2 felting kits has expanded to a line of 24 needle felting kits including 2 limited edition kits each year: Gnome of the year, and Holiday of the year, plus mystery kit clubs, and a special annual Rhinebeck gnome!! Four years ago we closed the doors of our brick and mortar store to focus exclusively on Going Gnome from our studio and now attend 18 retail and wholesale shows around the country each year, wholesale their kits to yarn, toy and gift stores, and spend many evenings and weekends teaching. It has been exciting to introduce so many people to needle felting through these channels. We feel so lucky that people have embraced this sweet and sometimes scary world that is Going Gnome :)
http://www.goinggnome.com
Erin von Holdt-Gilbert
Erin von Holdt-Gilbert
Gaga for Granny Squares
Crochet Pattern Primer
Crochet Tips and Tricks
Fanciful Crochet Edgings
Crochet on the Edge
Color Play Crochet
Crochet Rag Rug
Hook Up a Hat

Cal Patch and Erin von Holdt are two passionate crochet designers joining forces as *the C word* to create modern patterns and promote their love for the art. They believe it’s time for CROCHET to have its moment in the limelight! Cal and Erin have each had retail shops and sold their handmade goods at markets and craft fairs for decades. They teach crochet and other fiber arts in the Hudson Valley and around the US.
https://www.themoderndream.com/
Harry Wells
Harry Wells
Addictive Argyle! Hat Project
Colorwork the Easy Way! Mosaic Knitting
Crisscrossing the Rainbow: Color Cables
Flipside Awesomeness: Reversible Cables
OOOPS! Correcting Knitting Mistakes (and Preventing Them).
Kickoff Celebration
Meet The Teachers FRI

Teaching and knitting are passions for Harry. In 2010, he retired from being a university professor to pursue his passion for knitting full-time, including managing the Northcoast Knittery yarn shop (from 2010-2017) and teaching a myriad of classes at knitting conferences and fiber festivals on the regional and national circuit. His extensive experience in classroom presentation and course preparation makes for an organized and engaging learning experience, whether virtually or in-person. He enjoys designing knitwear and accessories for both men and women, with an aesthetic that emphasizes texture and linear flow. Check out his designs and knitting blog at www.goodforaboy.com. He is Knitteryninja on Ravelry, @harrywellsknits on Instagram, and Good for a Boy Knitting on Facebook.
https://www.goodforaboy.com/
Madeline White
Madeline White
Fantastical Felting With Raw Locks (Shave 'Em to Save 'Em Eligible)
Meet The Teachers SUN

Local NY artist Madeline White of Vegetarian Viking is a lover of furs but not where they come from. Determined to play the Viking anyway, she has experimented with fiber art; exploring rare breeds and unconventional techniques to replicate all the drama of furs without skin or microplastics. Whether you are a shepherd looking for a unique way to display your beautiful wool, a fan of Game of Thrones, or just someone who is always cold, her felted wares will tickle your fancy! Her passions include utilizing breeds from the Livestock Conservancy's preservation list (via Shave 'Em to Save 'Em), working with local shepherds, and making things that you wouldn't believe are wool.
https://mjwhite019.wixsite.com/vegetarianviking
Tammy White
Tammy Elizabeth White
Beginning Shepherd Workshop: Live Virtual Q&A

Wing And A Prayer Farm raises breed specific fiber from beloved flocks and dyes, naturally, all of their own yarns and rovings with the forage they raise in their dye gardens, from their fields and forests. They are a mother and daughter-run farm and have over 75 flock members, each with their own name, lovingly cared for year round. The fiber they harvest from their animals is processed at local mills and then hand washed, hand dyed in small batches, and hand prepared for market. They also make hand-tied wool-filled comforters, sell wool roving and wool felt, and various fiber arts' crafts' notions and kits.
http://www.wingandaprayerfarm.com
Elizabeth Whitton
Elizabeth Whitton
How to Succeed on Etsy

Elizabeth Whitton is a fiber lover and mompreneur who turned her love of wool into a thriving family-run needle felting business called Felted Sky. Her kits can be found online and in over 60 shops across the US and Canada. Elizabeth has been an Etsy seller for over a decade with a total of over 28k Etsy sales. She has also generated her own online sales on the platforms BigCartel and Shopify. Elizabeth enjoys teaching through her kits, in person and online.