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shelley_jane-wind-yarn4I have been teaching something to someone since birth.  I have focused obsessively on knitting since the early 1990’s.  I’ve been taught by the best—Melville, Chin, Devine, Neatby, Strick, Bush, Brown-Reinsel, Fisher, New, Saarnit, to name a few.  The best class ever was on making the sweater fit and was taught by Rick Mondragon, editor of Knitters.   I travelled to Scandinavia with Interweave Knits, to Greece with Knitters, and to Canada and the Caribbean with Vogue Knitting.  I’ve completed Level 1 of the TKGA Master Knitter program and am procrastinating with Level 2.  My philosophy of teaching is ripped right out of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s books:  Relax, it’s just string!!!

In 2010, I began to Zentangle.  After 6 months or so, I thought I might could learn to draw a little.  Then obsession hit and I have more pens, paints, papers than I do yarn.  Now I mostly do art stuff.  I share what I learn and have the same philosophy I do about knitting.  It’s just paper and paint.

The best thing art has taught me is that you don’t have to be good at something to have fun.  Think about that.

Click on the tabs to see a list and patterns available to the public.

To get in touch or to learn more—-
jprater28209@gmail.com

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