Nicholette Hoyer and the StitchCraft instructors are available to teach classes at your local yarn shop, weaving shop or guild. Please contact Nicholette at email@example.com for more information.
Linda is a veteran crafts person who escaped from her corporate office in the financial services industry to have more time for her favorite hobbies: kumihimo, jewelry, weaving, knitting, scuba diving and photography. An avid fiber nut, Linda teaches kumihimo and rigid heddle weaving and belongs to several weaving and knitting guilds in Southwest Washington. She sells her creations at local art fairs and online at ArtFire.com under the name "Fiber Art Designs." She is always on the lookout for new ideas, and enjoys teaching others and experimenting in the realm of fiber arts.
Nicholette started crocheting at age seven; knitting, sewing and embrioidery soon followed. In 2003, Nicholette began designing knitwear and teaching knitting and crochet classes in the Portland, OR area. Nicholette is a published knitwear designer. She's been published in Interweave Knits magazine and has self-published patterns and expects to design more in the future. Nicholette is the owner of StitchCraft which won the Southwest Washington's Business Growth Award for the Best Start Up Business of 2008. Prior to her knitting career, Nicholette was an environmental, health and safety professional, professional ballet, jazz and modern dancer and is now a mother of two. Nicholette loves to share these creative arts with others, hoping to pass them on to future generations.
Janeen has fond memories of her grandmother making double pointed knitting needles out of wire and using them to make snowflakes on mittens. She is addicted to yarn and the challenge of knitting. Janeen recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from Lansing, Michigan. She loves to teach colorwork, particularly stranded colorwork mittens. Janeen teaches fair isle, intarsia and lace techniques and she likes to teach beginners too.
Betsy knits socks in coffee shops, movie theaters, dentist chairs, and on the sidewalks of her neighborhood. She is a knit designer and instructor who has loved fiber since she learned to knit at age five. Over the past 11 years, she taught at national, regional and local knitting events, including Stitches, the Black Sheep Gathering and Sock Summit 2009. Betsy lives simply in downtown Vancouver, Washington with her husband. Her book Knit Socks! was first published by Storey Press in 2004. A revised and expanded paperback edition was published in 2010: Knit Socks! Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet.
Leah is a lifelong resident of the Northwest who taught herself to knit at a young age from a book she found at the library. Since then she knits obsessively and loves to make things for family and friends. When not knitting, Leah enjoys sewing, quilting, spending time with her dog Alex and working on her house and garden.
Jean has taught needlework classes for over 20 years. She's done a little of many different types of needlework from basic to advanced. One of the highlights for her is to see new stitchers get excited about what they can create.
After many years of knitting the same simple pieces, Amy began branching out in 2004 and never looked back. She appreciates knits in many forms; cables, lace, entrelac and constantly stalks sweaters in the wild. Her regrets? Her husband likes hand-knit socks for his giant feet and her dog is too hairy to need a knitted sweater.