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 are still in the planning stage, although far enough along that I know I’ll be there, 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 few invitations each year; I do aim for geographic diversity.
Any 2020 event not indicated below as canceled is either (1) completed or (2) tentative, depending on progress with covid-19.
January 25, 2020 ♦ Colorado
My Sister Knits, Fort Collins, Colorado
An Introduction to Breed-Specific Wools
March 8, 2020 ♦ Colorado
Felter’s Rendezvous, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Evening talk: “Felt: The Marvelous Mystery with a Very Deep History”
November 9–12, 2020 ♦ Washington – ?
Explore 4 Fall Fiber Retreat, Friday Harbor, Washington
Classic English Longwools
See Explore 4 pages. Arrive the 8th, depart the 13th. Likely to be rescheduled, barring unforeseen, significant, useful progress on testing, tracking, and treating covid-19. Join the newsletter list (below) to be kept in the loop.
Bluefaced Leicester, Border Leicester, Cotswold, Devon & Cornwall Longwool, Greyface Dartmoor, Leicester Longwool, Lincoln Longwool, Romney, Teeswater, Whiteface Dartmoor, Wensleydale: there’s lots of wool variety in these well-established (but now mostly rare and endangered) breeds of sheep!
Canceled and rescheduled events for 2020, due to covid-19
March 16–19, 2020 ♦ Washington
Rescheduled to Spring 2021: March 22–25, 2021 (arrive the 21st, depart the 26th).
Explore 4 Spring Fiber Retreat, Friday Harbor, Washington, Gotland from All Angles
See Explore 4 pages.
With guest facilitator and felt artist Faith Hagenhofer.
March 21–22, 2020 ♦ Washington
We are looking at dates for rescheduling.
BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network), Bainbridge Island, Washington
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.
May 29–30, 2020 ♦ New Jersey
May 29 and May 30 events POSTPONED to a future date, to be determined.
New Jersey Fibershed, Bedminster and Pottersville, New Jersey
May 30: “The Magic of Wool”
May 31–June 1, 2020 ♦ Vermont
May 31 and June 1 events POSTPONED to a future date, to be determined.
Wing and a Prayer Farm, Shaftsbury, Vermont
Spring on the Farm Fiber Intensive Study
July 11, 2020 ♦ Tennessee
Rescheduled to July 10, 2021.
Natural Fiber Extravaganza, Lebanon, Tennessee
Keynote: “Fantastic Fibers from Amazing Animals.”
August 9–15, 2020 ♦ North Carolina
Looking at rescheduling, possibly 2022.
John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina
September 18–19, 2020 ♦ Colorado
Rescheduled to September 24–25, 2021.
Spin-Off Autumn Retreat (SOAR), Boulder, Colorado
October 17–18, 2020 ♦ Washington
Rescheduled to October 16–17, 2021.