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Madison Knitters' Guild is proud to host the following teachers at the

2021 Knit-In:

  
Kate Atherley has been teaching knitting professionally for more than 15 years at stores and events all over Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Her latest book, Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter is her seventh, and the fourth in a series on customizing projects for perfect fit and style; it joins works on socks, hats and and mittens. Her focus in all her work is the empowerment of knitters, illuminating both the methods and mechanics of the craft. The combination of her university degree in mathematics, and training in garment and fashion design give her a unique perspective. She also works as a technical editor, helping other designers and authors bring their work into the world. She lives in Toronto with her husband. www.kateatherley.com 
 Beth Brown-Reinsel has been passionately teaching historic knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for 30 years. She examines historic knitting in museums to understand old techniques, motifs, and garment construction to incorporate into her workshops, patterns, and books. Beth sees teaching knitters as a privilege and her teaching style is warm, calm, and encouraging. Her comprehensive handouts, well-known for their clarity, usually include photos, technique boxes and theory sidebars.  Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic, and the new expanded edition was released in 2018. She has made three DVDs: Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel, Color Stranded Knitting Techniques, and Sanquhar Gloves with Beth Brown-Reinsel, as well as creating a class on Craftsy. Her articles and designs have appeared in all the major US magazines, as well as The Knitter, a magazine of the UK. She continues to design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions. Beth's website, blog, and email newsletter can be found at www.knittingtraditions.com. She lives in Vermont and loves winter in New England! 

 Jennifer Susannah Miller brings her background in marketing, psychology, counseling, art history, science, and metaphysics to the knitting classroom. A yarn and color designer, Jennifer is the creator of Theodora’s Pearls, internationally-known handpainted and hand-dyed yarns, featuring unusual and luxury fibers. Jennifer is dedicated to promoting creative confidence in every knitter, enhancing knitting skills, and encouraging new and innovative experimentation in yarn! A self-taught artist, sourcing inspiration from the natural world, folk art, and historical textiles, she shares her own creative journey as an example of how you can express yourself through fiber, creating beauty, harmony, and functionality.

 Sarah Peasley's passion is making knitting and crocheting accessible to everyone. She is known for the patience and humor with which she teaches, and for her ability to instill confidence and provide her students with a wide range of lasting skills. She has taught at yarn shops and guilds, for regional and national conferences, and on Craftsy, and is now very excited to be available to a wider student audience via Zoom.  Sarah's math and computer background and her attention to detail are apparent in her freelance work as a technical editor of both knitting and crochet patterns. At Woven Art Yarn Shop in East Lansing, MI, where Sarah works part time, she is a trusted and sought-after expert on pairing a project with just the right yarn. She provides help with color selection, tool recommendations, pattern reading, error recovery, and general skill building, with a healthy dose of (virtual) hand holding and empowering pep talks thrown in. Her ultimate goal? Ensuring a stress-free, error-free journey on the path to a beautiful, finished crocheted or hand-knit project. For more about Sarah, go to sarahpeasley.com.