If you are interested in knowing where I will be teaching in the fairly near future, see the list below, although be sure to confirm with the event’s website: some of these may still be in the planning stage, although far enough along that I know I’ll be there (global situations permitting), even if what I’ll be teaching is not fully confirmed.

If you would like to know more about the Explore 4 events (listed by date in sequence on this page), they have their own section.

If you are interested in obtaining information on what is involved in having me teach at your event, head over here. I can only accept a small number of invitations each year; I do aim for geographic diversity.

COVID-19 note

While COVID-19 is a factor in our lives, all of the in-person events are subject to change. Because I and many participants are in vulnerable (often doubly vulnerable) categories, any in-person events that are held need to have the following attributes.

All participants, staff at the event facility, and others directly involved need to:

  • be fully vaccinated and boosted.
  • be effectively masked when indoors (good mask, nose and mouth covered).
  • physically distancing as much as is feasible during the event.

A number of my friends are unable to be vaccinated due to underlying health issues; I understand, and look forward to when we are able to get back together in real time. Meanwhile, we’ll depend on the internet for those interactions.

Fortunately, the events we have held under these conditions have gone really well. Thanks to everyone who has participated and followed the guidelines!

For general information on the virus trajectory (my attempt at a crystal ball), I read a number of sources. One that has been especially useful is Your Local Epidemiologist. It’s more detailed than you need unless, like me, you’re trying to read the future in a murky crystal ball. But the author does a great job of translating what’s going on.

And now here’s what we hope to be up to in 2022, fingers crossed. . . .

March 21–24, 2022  ♦  Washington

Explore 4 Spring Fiber Retreat, Friday Harbor, Washington
Gotlands! Close to waiting list status.

With guest facilitator Faith Hagenhofer. See Explore 4 pages. Arrive the 20th, depart the 25th.

March 26–27, 2022  ♦  Washington

Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN), Bainbridge Island, Washington
Discover Six Pacific Northwest Local Sheep Breeds – A Spinning Workshop—an exploration of the area’s woolly fibershed

This event involves an exciting collaboration between two comparatively new organizations: BARN, the fantastic arts-and-crafts facility on Bainbridge Island (wow, what a set of studios!) and the Olympic Peninsula’s fiber-processing cooperative, Twisted Strait Fibers. Information at the link in the workshop title!

June 26–July 2, 2022  ♦  North Carolina

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina
Heritage Sheep Breeds of the Southeastern U.S.

November 7–10, 2022  ♦  Washington

Explore 4 Fall Fiber Retreat, Friday Harbor, Washington
Crossbred wools

See Explore 4 pages. Arrive the 6th, depart the 11th.

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