TEACHING TEACHING, TALKS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Katharine has taught for the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Split Rock Arts Program, Vogue Live, New England Knitting Lab, Surface Design Association and many museums and arts programs around the country. (view a detailed teaching cv)



  • Haystack Mountain School of Craft. Design workshops. 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014
  • Vogue Knitting Live. NY, NY. Three classes. January 18-20, 2013
  • Knitting Lab New England. Manchester, NH. Three classes, Lecture. October 4-7, 2012
  • Fiber College. Searsport, Maine. Classes. 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Halcyon Yarn Artists Tour. Studio, Cushing, ME. August 7, 2012
  • Halcyon Yarn Workshops.
    • ‘Diagonal Knitting’ sessions. March 17 & 31, 2012
    • ‘Knitting a seamless vest diagonally’ session 2, April 14 & 28, 2012
    • ‘Twelve seamless squares’, November, 2012
  • Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, Mo. Workshop & Lecture. February 15-17, 2012
  • Greater Boston Knitting Guild. Boston, MA. Lecture, slides. ‘Techniques Inspire Design’. September, 2011
  • Frontier Cafe and Cinema. Fort Andross Mill. Brunswick, ME.Great shapes. Lecture, slides. June 25, 2011
  • Halcyon Yarn. Diagonal Knitting seminars. Bath, ME. January-August, 2011
  • Friendship Spinners. Workshop. ‘A Different Slant - Diagonal Knitting’. Shakertown, Kentucky. June 13-15, 2008
  • Renwick Alliance. Studio tour and talk. July 10, 2008
  • Elementary school knitting residency - A week of classes with three grades in Stonington’s elementary school.
    • Supported by grants to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts from the Maine Arts Commission, the Maine Community Foundation, and the Island Education Foundation. Deer Isle, ME. Fall, 2008
  • American Association of University Women. Lecture. ‘Friendship Village School Project: Sheep to Shawl’. Rockport, ME. October 15, 2008
  • Friendship Sheep to Shawl. 18 months of knitting and spinning tutorials, sheep farm visits. Friendship Village School. Friendship, ME.
    • With Wayne and Jo Ann Myers of Beau Chemin Farm, and George Hoyt, photographer. Maine Community Foundation grant. March 2008-November, 2009.
  • Association of American University Women. Rockport, ME. ‘Betty Friedan and Knitting’. Lecture. October 17, 2007
  • Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota. St. Paul, MN. ‘Knittting, a Different Slant’. Workshop. July 15 - 21, 2007
  • Fuller Craft Museum. Brockton, MA. Lectures. Sculptural Knitting and Craft and Issues. March 8, 2006
  • Costume Design Classes. Vinalhaven, ME. Vinalhaven High School. February, 2006
  • Surface Design International Conference. Kansas City, MO. Diagonal Knitting workshop. May-June, 2005
  • Maine College of Art. Continuing Studies Program. ‘Sculptural Knitting’. Class. September-October, 2003 & 2004
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Textile Arts Symposium. Lecture, October 1; Demonstration, October 3, 2004
  • Surface Design International Conference, Kansas City. Diagonal Knitting workshop. May 29 - June 1, 2005
  • Kentucky Guild. ‘Knitting clothing, a three-dimensional pleasure’. Workshop. June 2004
  • Memphis Knitting Guild. ‘Knitting, a construction skill.’ Workshop. March 2004
  • Maine College of Art. Course. ‘Sculptural knitting’. Portland, ME. Sept.9-Oct. 21, 2003
  • Penland School of Crafts. ‘Knitting, A Sculptural Technique’. Workshop. June 8-20, 2003
  • Design Study Groups. Monthly sculpture & knitting seminars. Cushing studio. 1992-02
  • Textile Study Group of New York. Lecture. November 20, 2002
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts. ‘Knitting -A Different slant’. Workshop. January 2002
  • Boston Knitters Guild. Lecture & exhibit: ‘Knitting Mavericks’. May, 2000
  • Morris Farm. Workshops. Wiscasset, Maine, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Cushing Elementary School. Craft programs. 1997-2007
  • Green Mountain Spinnery. Putney, VT. Three day workshop. Fall, 1999
  • Maine Fabric & Fiber Festival. Portland, ME. ‘Knitting Structure’. Workshops. 1999
  • Target Gallery. Alexandria VA. Knit-in & gallery talk. 1998
  • Lectures & workshops for schools and guilds (‘Good Bread, Great Plastics’, ‘Authors & Authority in Knitting’. 1988-1998
  • Knitting Matters. Design study groups. Cushing, ME. 1997-2010
  • Women’s Caucus For Art. Philadelphia. Producer, moderator, panelist: ‘The Medusa Project’. 1997
  • Maine Guild of Spinners and Weavers. Talk. ‘Sculpture, Fiber and Knitting’. 1996
  • Women’s Caucus for Art. Boston, MA. Panelist: ‘Sources of Inspiration’. National Conference. 1996
  • Maine Public Radio. ‘Maine Things Considered’. Interview by Charlotte Renner. June, 1995.
  • Turns. Knitting classes. Studio 17. Torpedo Factory Art Center. Alexandria, VA. 1992
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center. Juried demonstration studio. Alexandria VA. 1985 -1992.
  • ‘Convergence’. Washington, DC. ‘Spinning with a Navajo Spindle’. Workshop & demonstration. 1992.
  • Nostalgia Looks at Art. Television interview with Jim Harriet. 1991.
  • National Cathedral. Washington, DC. Fleece show. First prize representing New Zealand. 1988.
  • Pierce Mill. Washington, DC. Spinning. National Park Service Volunteer of the Year. 1987
  • The Textile Museum. Washington, DC. Celebration. Demonstrator. June 7, 1986.
  • Norwood School. Navajo spindle workshop. Potomac, MD. Three days, K-6. 1986.