I've been teaching in some shape or fashion (not always yarn-related) for more then 15 years. I'm happy to teach one-on-one private tutorials or groups of up to 12. Please contact me to get more information on my rates and availability.
Beginning Knitting 1 (2-3 hrs) - All the basics: casting on, knitting, purling and binding off.
Beginning Knitting 2 (2-3 hrs) - For those already comfortable with casting on, knitting, and purling, this class covers knitting in the round and decreasing.
Beginning spinning: drop spindle (2-3 hrs) - For the brand new novice spinner.
Beginning spinning: on the wheel (2-3 hrs) - Covers all the basics required to get new wheel owners up and running.
Beginnings and Endings (3 hrs) - There are so many ways to begin your project, and there are reasons to pick and choose your cast on carefully. The same is true of casting off - picking the correct bind off will give your piece that perfect finished edge. In this class we will explore different types of cast on and cast off techniques, and highlight some important issues to consider.
Knitting with Handspun (2 hrs) - Knitting with handspun yarn is a very different experience from knitting with commercial yarn. This class will cover choosing the correct project for your handspun, working out an appropriate needle size, and how to deal with problems that may arise from using a handmade yarn with all it’s inherent variability.
Swatches: lying liars that lie or Delphic oracles? (2 hrs) - Mastering accurate swatching is key to being able to knit sweaters that fit without running out of yarn (everyone’s worst nightmare). This class will take you through swatching from beginning to end, and show that swatches don’t really lie. Usually...