Take a Workshop

Workshops are scheduled by arrangement, contact me to do so. Workshop descriptions below.

Studio workshops and local events with registration are listed here. The Bellwether Studio is located at 290 Werner Road, Port Ludlow, WA. Workshops at other venues provide their location below. The studio is accessed by a short staircase from its parking area.

Sign up for my monthly workshop email newsletter. For a full list of workshops I teach, see the Workshops page.
In 2017, you can find me here:
Madrona Fiber Arts Festival, Tacoma, WA, February 16-19, 2017. Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Canby, OR, Sept 23-24 2017 (Application submitted -- here's hoping I get the opportunity to return!) Fiber Fusion Northwest, Monroe, WA, Oct 21-22 2017
I also plan to attend these events if you would like to talk all things spinning, I'd love to have a meetup: Whidbey Spin-In, Oak Harbor, WA, April 1-2, 2017
Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene, OR, June 23-25, 2017

Contact me to schedule a workshop for yourself or your group at the Studio, via Skype, or at your location. Policies are listed at the end of the page. Please read through them.



Beginner workshops in Spinning, Knitting, Weaving and Crochet are offered as private or small group lessons - contact me to schedule you and your group. Intermediate workshops' topics vary from month to month.

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Intermediate Workshops


Woven Art: Tapestry Weaving

Tapestry weaving has been the finest expression of fiber arts since the age of castles. Come learn this fascinating weaving method and how to turn your first tapestry piece into a lovely sewn bag. Workshop fee includes tapestry loom and all materials. Workshop length: 4-6 hours.
Price: $65, includes loom and all materials.
Contact me to schedule a workshop. Available on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in my Port Ludlow Studio or at Bazaar Girls in Port Townsend.
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Monthly Beginner Workshops


Learn to Knit

The gentle art of knitting: learn with humor as we step through the basics week by week. This workshop meets by arrangement at The Bellwether Studio, 290 Werner Road, Port Ludlow WA. Workshop is held in 3 meetings, 1-2 hours in length each. Topics covered include cast on, bind off, knit, purl, rib, increase, and decrease. The needles you will use for all projects are supplied, as is the yarn for the first class. You will finish this workshop series with several completed projects!

Price: $75.
Contact me to arrange this workshop. Available evenings, or daytime on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Learn to Crochet

The creative art of crochet: learn with humor as we step through the basics week by week. This workshop meets by arrangement at The Bellwether Studio, 290 Werner Road, Port Ludlow WA. Workshop is held in 3 meetings, 1-2 hours in length each. Topics covered include chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and shaping. You will need to bring a size G crochet hook and Worsted Weight yarn, available at Bazaar Girls, Joanne's and other shops. You will finish this workshop series with several completed projects!

Price: $60.
Contact me to arrange this workshop. Available evenings, or daytime on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Learn to Spin on a Wheel

In this one-day workshop, we cover the basics of spinning wool: making singles and plying on the wheel. Wheels are available to rent for the workshop (additional $10 paid in class). Fiber (wool) provided. Workshop length: 4 hours.

Price: $60.
Contact me to arrange this workshop. Available on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in my Port Ludlow Studio or at Bazaar Girls in Port Townsend.

Learn Nalbinding: Amulet Pouch

Learn this ancient pre-knitting technique while making an amulet pouch. All the skills you need for your first Nalbound hat. Wool yarn and a nalbinding needle will be provided for use in class. Workshop length: 2 hours.
If you've taken the intro class and want to learn more stitches or to walk through a hat pattern with me, contact me.

Price: $30, includes materials.
Contact me to schedule this workshop. Available on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in my Port Ludlow Studio or at Bazaar Girls in Port Townsend.

Learn to Spindle

Make yarn the way the Egyptians did -- on spindles! Learn to spin wool into yarn in this fun workshop. Workshop length: 3 hours.

Price: $45, includes learn to spin kit with book, spindle, and fiber.
Contact me to schedule this workshop. Available on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in my Port Ludlow Studio or at Bazaar Girls in Port Townsend.

Learn to Weave

Weave a cowl while learning to weave on the rigid heddle loom. Weaving has been used since agrarian societies first formed as a way to create fabric and cords for a wide variety of uses. The rigid heddle loom is a simple loom that creates plain weave fabrics. Quick to set-up and easy to learn, we can warp, weave, and finish a project in one day! We will make a cowl (neck warmer) in this one day course. The instructor has rigid heddle looms available to rent, $10 rental paid in class. Workshop length: 6 hours.

Price: $50.
Contact me to schedule this workshop. Available to be taught on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Tunisian Crochet Hat

Learn Tunisian Crochet and make a clever hat. Crochet or knitting experience needed. Bring 6 ounces worsted weight yarn and a size K Tunisian Crochet hook (not a regular hook) or purchase prior to class at Bazaar Girls or a craft and hobby shop. Workshop length: 2 hours.
Price: $30

Contact me to schedule this workshop.

Workshop Policies

Studio workshop participants hold The Bellwether and teacher harmless of any mishap that should occur during a workshop. The Bellwether provides a quality environment for learning in a private residence. Best efforts are made to inform you of the material, level of expertise required, and any special expectations such as classes involving dye, water, or specific materials. Please do not sign up for a class if you are allergic to dye, plant dyes, or spinning or weaving materials as the studio is full of such materials. Participants should be 16 or older, or learning along with a parent.
Private or small-group lessons on the topics above or specialized to your needs are available at our mutual availability. There is a two-hour minimum. For a single participant, pricing is $30/hour; for 2-3 it is $20/hour; for 4 or more it is $15/hour.
Full refund for studio workshops when you cancel up to seven days before; cancellations within 7 days are 50% refunded. You may send a substitute student; please notify me before the workshop of the substitution. For refund policies for other venues, consult the venue's website.

If you would like to register for a workshop from a recent email newsletter that is not yet posted here, contact me.