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2020 Instructors

Laura Barker

Laura is a life-long knitter and former engineer and math teacher. She enjoys combining all the best of her experience in her favorite career, knitting design and education. Her designs feature innovative construction with clear instruction. She is the author of Mitered Entrelac, Knitting Entrelac Around the Corner, and has published patterns in Knitter's Magazine, Knitty, Knit Edge Magazine and on Ravelry. Her work may also be found at www.CathedralKnits.com and on Ravelry and FB as Cathedral Knits. She was founding VP of the Capitol Hill Knitting Guild.

Katie Clark

Katie Clark has been crocheting and knitting for 30 years. For many years, she taught friends and family and anyone who would sit still long enough how to stitch. It finally occurred to her in 2009 to teach professionally and began offering classes at the Knit Studio in Jackson, Mississippi and the Bill Waller Craft Center in Ridgeland, Mississippi. She now teaches regionally and writes patterns as Katie Clark Crochet which are available on her website at www.katieclarkcrochet.com. Her first published pattern is available in the Spring 2019 issue of Interweave Crochet magazine. She is a proud member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, Chimneyville Weavers and Spinners Guild, and the National Needlearts Association. She lives in Madison, Mississippi with her husband, daughter, two cats, and a ridiculous stash of yarn. Learn more at: www.katieclarkcrochet.com

Jolie Elder

Jolie has explored a wide range of needle arts after learning to cross stitch at age four. She designs, teaches, spins, and stunt knits in the Atlanta area where she demystifies the obscure. She has served on the boards of Atlanta Knitting Guild, North Georgia Knitting Guild, Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, and Center for Knit and Crochet. She has published in PLY, Spin-Off, and Cast On. Her cleverest unvention is a method for working stockinette-based laces reversibly.

Leslie Grabowski

Leslie is a knitting, crochet and French teacher from Alexandria, Va (this past year, she has journeyed into teaching knitting in French!). Knitting and crocheting since age five, Leslie fondly recalls bonding with her mom as she shared her craft and feels incredibly fortunate to connect with amazing people from all over the world in teaching fiber crafts. Her creative journey has included beading, embroidery, sewing and more recently, weaving. She’s also an avid gardener and loves to redo furniture. “Knitting is like an old friend to me; always there to celebrate a creative whim and comforting in times of stress. When admiring a FO, I'm always amazed that it started with a string of yarn!”

Karen Krewer

Hello, I’m Karen Krewer, a retired USNavy engineer and Project Manager. After 40 years I’m now free to design, teach and explore libraries, yarn and knitting venues around the world!! I love mathematics and enjoy designing stitches, patterns,  and learning new tricks to make knitting easier..., a thinking knitter. I’ve taught design as well as project classes at SpringWater Workshop in Alexandria VA, and with Knitting Artists of Northern Virginia and at Knit & Purl in Myrtle Beach. I take classes whenever possible in knitting, spinning, weaving and cooking because there is always something that you can learn. Please join me in exploring new stitches and how to use them along with color, drape and gauge. All play in the development of a beautiful design, be it a shawl, hat, or fitted cardigan

Amy Tyler

Amy has degrees in modern dance, kinesiology, and physiology. Her art and science backgrounds give her a keen understanding of learning movement skills, composition, pattern recognition, and systematic exploration. She translates that understanding into practical approaches to spinning and knitting techniques, and knit designs that focus on texture and structure. She teaches spinning and knitting at venues across the country and is well known for her animated and engaging teaching style. Amy has published articles in Spin-Off, Interweave Knits, and PLY Magazine. You can find out more about her work on her website, www.stonesockfibers.com