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

This page was updated 4 March 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.

March 18-21, 2024 - Deborah Robson's Explore 4 2024 Spring Four-by-Four Retreat, Friday Harbor, Washington.
Deborah describes this as four days, four compare/contrast breeds. Margaret will be attending and hopes to see you there!

April 27-28, 2024 - Fiber to Fabric for Knitters: How the underlying fiber informs the knitted fabric, Webs online
Online Zoom class. 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. More information and registration. Note that purchase of the materials kit from Webs is required.
Four 2-hour sessions, meeting Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 5pm ET.

September 1-7, 2024 - Schooner J&E Riggin, Maine Knitting Cruise, 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.

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 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.

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