Monday, September 1, 2014

Registration for Inspirational Umbria is now open!

We are thrilled to announce that registration for Inspirational Umbria, a week of knitting and design workshops with Kathleen Taylor, to be held at the Hotel Bramante in Todi, Umbria, Italy, May 24-30, 2015, is now open!
Registration is limited to just 18 students, plus companions.
Fees cover room (single or double occupancy) at that amazing hotel, 5 half-days of workshops in knitting and design (for students), afternoon excursions to Assisi, a guided tour of Todi, yarn crawls and more, breakfasts, 3 light lunches, 3 suppers, wine tastings, and cooking classes. Companions get all of the above, except the workshop classes.
Student Single (1 person per room): $2325/1700 euro 
Student Double (2 persons per room): $1900/1400 euro 
Companion Fee: $1175/875 euro
Send an e-mail to Alexandra Hook at for details, and to register.
Don’t wait- this workshop will fill up quickly!
Can’t wait to see you all there!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Photo a Day Challenge Highlights


Starts with S



Could be a book cover



At Bedtime


Travel (I love my new suitcase)



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Workshop Samples

I'll be heading to Hope, NJ in a few weeks, to teach a series of dyeing workshops at the North Country Spinner's Fibre Fallout. This will be my second appearance there, and I'm really looking forward to it.

In addition to teaching my graduated color band class

and the spiral dyeing class

I've added two new workshops. A Watermelon Sock Blank class

and a class on dyeing worsted weight blanks (which I had knitted up specially for the class by my friend Kim Haibeck of Yarnsanity).

It's going to be such fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to normal again

Sorry that I've been out of touch. I spent last week in Michigan, teaching at the Michigan Fiber Festival, and having a wonderful time, as always. We got home very late Monday night (without our luggage, which didn't make it to our connecting flight... we barely made it to our connecting flight, and there was no way the bags were going to get across the terminal in that amount of time. I think we were on the ground less than 25 minutes at MSP, which may be a new world record), but we picked them up yesterday. Maybe by tomorrow, I'll be rested up enough to post some pics.

I'll be home for a month now, and then I'm off to New Jersey to teach dyeing classes at the North Country Spinners Fibre Fallout retreat. I taught there two years ago and had a wonderful time. I'm looking forward to going back!

Sunday, August 10, 2014