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Author Event Roundup – Summer 2013


If you are anything like us, you’ve probably had “learn a new skill” on your to do list for a while or maybe you’re just hoping for insight on getting creative.

Make the most out of summer’s extra daylight hours by finding an artist talk or craft class near you.

Learn the elegant art of shibori tie-dye, dabble in collage, or take a knit-tastic European vacation with Nicky Epstein. There are expert authors, teachers, and designers speaking and offering classes throughout the country. No matter where you are, or what you want to learn, there’s someone willing to share their expertise with you.

Take a look at our list of classes and author events to see who will be heading for your neck of the woods. For more information on these events, please click on the links below.

Fabric Dyeing:

Shabd Simon-Alexander
Author of Tie-Dye

6/15-6/16: Tie-Dye and Hand-Dyeing Weekend Intensive: The Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

6/19-7/17: Shibori “Itajime” Fold & Dye Techniques Month-Long Workshop: The Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY


Brandy Fortune
Author of Just Like Me Knits

6/22-6/24: Just Like Me Knits Book Signing: The National Needlearts Association Summer Trade Show, Columbus, OH

Sally Melville
Author of Knitting Pattern Essentials

6/21: Emergency Measures Workshop: The National Needlearts Association Summer Trade Show, Columbus, OH.

8/4: Borders and Buttonholes Workshop: Nautical Yarn, Ludington, MI

Nicky Epstein
Author of Knitting in Circles and Knitting Block by Block

8/21-9/2: Vogue Knitting Tour of Scotland & Iceland: Vogue Knitting, Scotland and Iceland

Melissa Leapman
Author of Knitting the Perfect Fit, Stashbuster Knits, and Mastering Color Knitting

6/21: Celtic Cables Workshop: The National Needlearts Association Summer Trade Show, Columbus, OH


Doris Chan
Author of Convertible Crochet and Crochet Lace Innovations

6/22: Crochet Demonstration: The National Needlearts Association Summer Trade Show, Tulip booth #638, Columbus, OH

Linda Permann
Author of Crochet Adorned and Little Crochet

Ongoing: Crochet Beyond Rectangles: Craftsy, online class

Polymer Clay:
Cynthia Tinapple

Author of Polymer Clay Global Perspectives

7/26-7/27: Master Class Camp 2013, Laurel, MD

Lindly Haunani
Author of Polymer Clay Color Inspirations

7/8-7/14: Translucent Polymer Clay Inspirations: Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

Mixed Media:

Jane Davies
Author of Adventures in Mixed Media, Collage Journeys, and A Glaze of Color

7/22-7/25: Abstract Painting, a four-day workshop: Pacific Northwest Art School, Whidbey Island, WA

8/13-8/17: Collage Journey, a five-day workshop: Jane Davies Studios, Rupert, VT


Cal Patch
Author of Design-It-Yourself Clothes

6/22: Pattern Making Simplified: Purl Soho, New York, NY

6/23: A-Line Skirt: Purl Soho, New York, NY


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