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“I’m a ‘newbie’ who had only been knitting 6 months. I learned so much from both my instructors and the other attendees. See you in November.” –Theresa Bighash
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Thank you.
Hundreds of knitters know
CAMP STITCHES is the place
for at-your-own-pace, relaxed-but-intensive learning.

A magical location
The ESSEX Resort & Spa

Essex Junction, Vermont

June 1-5, 2017

Spend an enchanting weekend celebrating your passion!
Learn more about knitting, crochet, weaving, color, embroidery, and design with our stellar instructor line-up as you experience the tranquility and charm of the Essex Resort and Spa at the foot of the Green Mountains.


The Camp STITCHES experience is like no other — a 15-hour class format with plenty of time to bond and share with like-minded fiber folk — where enthusiastic instructors roll up their sleeves to share and explore a fiber craft alongside you.

The fun begins on Thursday evening. Plan to arrive in time for a get-acquainted gathering at 8pm. Classes meet from 9 to 12 and 1 to 4 on Friday and Sunday and from 9 to 12 on Saturday. Saturday afternoon is left open for sightseeing, shopping, or spending more quality time with yarn! We share breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon snacks.

Franklin Habit takes you through Color Knitting: The basics and (way) beyond — from technique into practical color theory, useful inspiration, and on to beautiful work of your own.

Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby put custom fit and professional skills in garment and fabric creation into the hands of both knitters and crocheters in Design it! Custom-designed garments from start to finish.
This is a Camp STITCHES Exclusive!

“With fifteen hours of class time, we can dig deep into the hows and whys of a topic. Camaraderie grows among the students and teachers in the intimate Camp STITCHES setting. It’s not unusual to join an informal group after hours—to chat, enjoy a cocktail, and dine together.”
— Denise



“Camp offers my students (and me!) the luxury of an extended time together, so we can dig deep into our topic — and then play with what we’ve learned. It’s such a joy.”
— Franklin



“With the Camp STITCHES format, we have the ability to do a deep dive into information that we have been dying to share and that our students NEED to know. This is going to be EPIC.”
— Shannon and Jason



“For me, the most pleasant part of camp was the students—varied lives, but all devoted knitters— wanting to learn, wanting to help and encourage each other, and intending to have a good time whatever they were doing; a lovely class. What’s not to like?”
— Anna

Denise Bell shares a unique perspective on lace in Heritage Shetland shawls. Learn to knit your next lace shawl the traditional way—from the edging to the center.

Deborah Jarchow gives you a Rigid-heddle weaving jump-start—no matter your skill level. You will weave a scarf or fabric as you learn the specifics and develop the skills for hand-weaving success.

Alasdair Post-Quinn takes you on your own Exploration in double-knitting. Double knit cables, lace and much more as you master one of knittings most fascinating techniques.

Anna Zilboorg guides you through the process of making your own version of the Trillium Vest from Splendid Apparel. It combines panels of color, traveling stitches, and embroidery for A splendid knitted vest.