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Allen Holzhueter

Madison, WI
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Allen has been knitting since the 1980s with an interest in multicolor knitting techniques. He has focused on the knitting traditions of Northern Europe and the British Isles and has taught traditional Scandinavian, Fair Isle and Latvian projects using the multicolor technique. Allen has expanded his fiber interests to include spinning his own knitting yarns on one of his several spinning wheels. Allen lives in Madison, where he divides his time among knitting and spinning projects and spoiling the family Greyhounds.

Current Courses Offered by Allen Holzhueter

0.25 Days
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Kids Knit!

Get started on a lifelong hobby by learning the basics of knitting. Expert knitters and very patient teachers Allen and Kate will help kids learn how to maneuver those needles and have them knitting by noon. Kids can be accompanied by an adult (even old dogs can learn a new…
Sat, Oct 19th, 2019
Sat, Oct 19th, 2019
1¼ Days
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Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

You build your own boat and timber frame your own home, so why not knit your own socks? After all, "you can't go barefoot," as your mom used to say. In this day-long introduction to knitting socks, you’ll be on your way to making your own socks for the rest…
Thu, Nov 21st, 2019  –  Fri, Nov 22nd, 2019
Day 1: 4-6pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
2 Days
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Spinning Fibers On A Wheel

The classic Saxony-style spinning wheel was invented over 500 years ago, and is still a symbol of the “olden days.” Although the spinning wheel is no longer a household necessity for the production of the family’s clothing, many crafters, knitters, and fiber artists find great satisfaction in spinning their own…
Thu, Oct 17th, 2019  –  Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
1 Day
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Thrum Mittens: North American Knitting Traditions

Picture a traditional Norwegian mitten…an intricate design with snowflakes & figures probably comes to mind. Picture a thrum mitten…a what? Many people are familiar with the look of northern European knitting traditions, but few have heard of the thrum mitten. One of the few knitted items that was developed in…
Sat, Nov 23rd, 2019
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter

Past Courses Offered by Allen Holzhueter

Knit an Arne & Carlos Inspired Bird

Mittens: The Perfect Complement

Selbuvotter Mittens: The Classic Norwegian Mitten

Spinning Series: At the Wheel

Spinning Series: Exploring Fibers

Spinning Series: Preparing Fibers