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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 on 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

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Kids Only - Kids Knit! (morning session)

Get started on a lifelong hobby by learning the basics of knitting. Expert knitters and very patient teachers Allen Holzheuter and Kate Hartman 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…
Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
1 Day
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Mittens: The Perfect Complement

Learn to knit a pair of mittens and enjoy a life-long skill set for knitting warm mittens for yourself or to give as gifts for those fingertips you care about. Learn to read knitting patterns for mittens, practice circular knitting techniques on double pointed needles, thumb techniques, closing the tip…
Sun, Oct 21st, 2018
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
1 Day
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Spinning Series: At the Wheel

Can't find the yarn you want? Have really great fiber that needs to be transformed into yarn? Just curious about how a wheel works? Spinning your own yarn is the answer. First invented in the late 15th century, the spinning wheel still is an efficient tool for creating yarn. Modern…
Thu, Oct 18th, 2018
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
1 Day
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Spinning Series: Preparing Fibers

One of the secrets to spinning the yarn you want is good fiber preparation. We will begin by working with a raw fleece, learning where and what to look for in buying a fleece for the best fiber for your project. We will go through the steps for washing the…
Fri, Oct 19th, 2018
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter

Past Courses Offered by Allen Holzhueter

Kids Only - Kids Knit! (afternoon session)

Knit an Arne & Carlos Inspired Bird

Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

Selbuvotter Mittens: The Classic Norwegian Mitten

Spinning Fibers On A Wheel

Spinning Series: Exploring Fibers

Thrum Mittens: North American Knitting Traditions