Workshop Calendar

2023 Knitting Traditions Workshops


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- This cruise is full.

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, Afghan Mittens

Download the info here:   2023.Retreat Flyer

These authentic Afghan 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      Cruise New Zealand and Australia!  More info to come!



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