2023 Instructors

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Mimi Kezer

After spending 20 years as a singer and musician, Mimi has spent the last 15 years teaching and designing as well as encouraging and empowering knitters in their own creative pursuits. From instructing in local yarn shops and fiber festivals to her own YouTube video tutorials, this self- described “technique maven” relishes making the complex simple and enabling knitters to walk in new places of confidence in their work. Mimi designs for her own knitting line, Pastiche Knitwear, and is addicted to making colorful, beautiful things.

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Jennifer Raymond

Jennifer Raymond is a knit and crochet instructor who teaches throughout the Eastern US and virtually to students around the world. Her classes feature a high energy style, sense of humor, and enthusiasm for the subject. Jennifer works to create courses that appeal to a variety of learning styles and include: handouts, one-on-one instruction, and interactive elements. She’s known for her classes in knit and crochet repair based on her own repair business, www.tinkingturtle.com.

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Ann Weaver

When she is not traveling to teach or exploring thrift stores and estate sales, you will find Ann in West Baltimore, where she works as a freelance editor and writer and runs Plied Yarns. Ann has been studying and applying color theory and fiber arts techniques for decades, beginning with a studio art degree and continuing through over 15 years of designing, writing, and teaching in the fiber industry. Knitting, mending, dyeing, sewing, and piecing—she uses all her skills to inspire her students in her laid-back workshops and presentations.

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Amy Wentley

Amy has been knitting most of her life and explored many other crafts including crocheting, quilting, bead making, weaving and spinning. About twelve years ago, she embraced knitting and began teaching on the advice of her son who said, "Mom, you should knit more. Knitting makes you happy!"  Since then, Amy has been teaching knitting in person and on Zoom. She loves to teach beginners and to lead her students to grow and embrace challenges. She draws on her previous career as a technical writer and corporate event planner to translate complicated patterns for intermediate and advanced knitters and turn that information into engaging classes that help her students achieve impressive results. She has written an e-book, "Basic Socks for Everyone" and an award-winning pattern "Baby Turtle Frenzy Blanket," both available on Ravelry. Amy offers over 100 videos on her YouTube Channel providing instruction on techniques supporting the many classes she taught. Follow her on You Tube at https://YouTube.com/ChaiKnucklesKnitting.