Workshop Calendar

2022 Knitting Traditions Workshops

10-13 Stitches SoCal,  CA:  The Norwegian Purl. Roosimine Techniques, Gansey Techniques, Baltic Fringes.

Click here to preview the classes!


Norwegian Purl









Fringe Class:









19   Mountain Spinners and Weavers Guild, Prescott, Arizona: I’ll be giving a VIRTUAL slide show presentation on my adventure in Wales, and will talk a bit about gloves.


2023 Knitting Traditions Workshops


4-5   WEBS, Virtual class TBA

16-19  Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat, Tacoma WA: Gansey Techniques, Swedish Twined Socks, Norwegian Mittens

24-26  The RESCHEDULED Bazaar Girls Retreat, Washington: Designing Ganseys!

This is a three-day workshop.  You will design your own gansey.

For more information and how to register, click here.  NOTE: There are a couple of spots left.  You can contact the shop through the link to get on a waiting list and order your yarn.





19-29  A Land Tour of Italy: Details are HERE!


Classes to be taught include Finnish Fingerless Mitts, Introduction to Swedish Twined Knitting, and Traditional Cast-ons.  We will fly into Rome and stay for twp nights, then go by coach to Umbria, and area next to Tuscany, but with fewer tourists. We will relax for 6 days at our hotel, having classes and taking excursions. We will finish the trip in Florence. Our Tour Guide, Janet, who speaks Italian and knits, will be with us to explain the history of what we see.  It is sure to be a wonderful time!

You can download the brochure here.


April 10-May 7  Cruise to Japan

I will be teaching:

• Japanese Motifs and Charts –3hrs
• Unique Latvian Cuffs-3 hrs
• Knitting with Silk Hankies (Mawata)- 3 hrs
•  Latvian Mittens (Cuffs class extended)- 3 hrs

North Pacific
• Textured Twined Fingerless Mitts Part 1-3 hrs
• Textured Twined Fingerless Mitts Part 2-3 hrs
• Baltic Fringes – 3 hrs.
• The Estonian Roositud Technique- 3 hrs
• Traditional Beginnings: Cast-Ons from Long Ago- 3 hrs



18-21 Vermont Retreat, Afghani Mittens

Download the info here:   2023.Retreat Flyer

These authentic Afghani mittens are knitted from the fingertips to the wrist in traditional motifs.Very likely handspun, I was gifted this pair of mittens in 1970s.

In the workshop, students will be able to knit  from a pattern I have based on the these mittens, or they can design their own adding motifs which will be included in the handout.



11- July 2: The Polar Ice Cap Cruise

On this exciting cruise we will go above the Arctic Circle and visit Iceland, Norway, and Svalbard.

I will be teaching the following classes:


3-6  TBA




2-9?  Tuscany

28- Oct. 1 Minnesota Knitters Days: TBA




26-29 Vermont Retreat, Cowichan-Inspired Cardigans

Download the info here:  2023.Retreat Flyer






9-12 TBA



2024 Knitting Traditions Workshops


22 – March 9      TBA



1-30   TBA: My BIG Birthday Month! Where shall I go?