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Knitting and Dyeing Workshops, Book Signings, Conferences, and Festivals

This page was updated 17 June 2024. Additional events will be added as they are confirmed. See the Classes page for information on sponsoring and scheduling workshops taught by Margaret Radcliffe.

September 1-7, 2024 - Schooner J&E Riggin, Maine Knitting Retreat, sailing out of Rockland, Maine. Topic for 2024 will be color knitting. Choosing colors, tricks and tips for working stripes, 2-handed 2-color stranding, and more.

September 19-22, 2024 - Webs, Fall Knitting Retreat, Amherst, Massachusetts. Registration opens June 20 at 12 PM ET.
- Two-Handed Two-Color Knitting
- Stripe Tricks
- Helix Knitting
- Bring out the Best in your Variegated Yarn

October 5, 2024 - My Journey Through the Heritage Sheep Breeds, online lecture for the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, 5pm Eastern time.
- Since early 2019 Margaret has been exploring the most endangered of the heritage U.S. sheep breeds. Along the way, she documented the challenges and successes of her work with each breed. This online lecture will follow her more than four-year journey of exploration, her discoveries about selected breeds' distinct characteristics and provide information about The Livestock Conservancy's Shave 'Em to Save 'Em (SE2SE) program.

November 4-7, 2024 - Deborah Robson's Explore 4 2024 Autumn Retreat, Friday Harbor, Washington.
Margaret will be attending and hopes to see you there!

November 16, 2024 - North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Association 2024 Annual General Meeting.
- Shetland Wool: A Breadth of Opportunity for Knitting Design (online lecture)

March 5 & 12, 2025 - John C. Campbell Folk School, Stripe Tricks: Nifty Tips and Design Inspiration for Knitted Stripes. Two weekly 2-hour sessions online.

April 9 & 16, 2025 - John C. Campbell Folk School, I-Cord Tips & Tricks. Two weekly 2-hour sessions online.

May 7, 2025 - John C. Campbell Folk School, Edges Bordering on Perfection: An Introduction to Knitted Borders. One 2-hour session online.

May 10, 2025 - John C. Campbell Folk School, Advanced Knitted Borders: Bindings for Enclosed Edges. Two 2-hour sessions, morning and afternoon, online.

March 17-20, 2025 - Deborah Robson's Explore 4 2025 Spring Four-by-Four Retreat, Friday Harbor, Washington.
Deb describes this as, "Four days, four compare/contrast breeds." Margaret will be attending and hopes to see you there!

June 26-29, 2025 - MAFA 2025 Conference, Millersville, PA
Fiber to Fabric for Knitters: How the underlying fiber informs the knitted fabric. From dependable sheep's wool to tricky rayon, every yarn is individual. Each type of fiber, from a specific breed of sheep or other fiber-bearing animal, from plants like bamboo, hemp and flax, manmade or remanufactured, brings its own distinct benefits and challenges to a knitting project. Learn to evaluate the potentials of your particular yarn and approaches that ensure success in your hand knit garments. Workshop meets 2 1/2 days, Friday through midday Sunday. Conference program will be posted on the MAFA web site in September 2024.

July 2025 - In-Person dyeing workshop is scheduled. Dates, details, and registration info will be posted here once a contract has been executed.

August 31-September 6, 2025 - Schooner J&E Riggin, Maine Knitting Retreat, sailing out of Rockland, Maine. Topic for 2025 to be decided. What would you like to do?

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