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Wendy Johnson

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Wendy Johnson

Wendy has been an artist, spinner, and knitter for over 30 years. Her Swedish heritage is a strong force in her life and this cannot help but overflow into her designs and teaching. Through her fiber arts business, Saga Hill, Wendy designs knitting patterns, spins, dyes, and hand-crafts her own dye colorway. She is the author of  "Yarn Works: How to Spin, Dye, and Knit your own Yarn" and has taught spinning and knitting at many locations, including the Three Rivers Parks District and the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.

Current Courses Offered by Wendy Johnson

½ Day
Lovikka mittens

Knit a Traditional Swedish “Lovikka” Mitten

Learn how to knit and embroider a mitten in the Swedish Lovikka style. Lovikka is a town located near the Arctic Circle with a renowned tradition of Sami-inspired embroidered embellishments, including a braided tassel. This mitten is knit in the round on double-pointed needles using a single ply yarn. The…
Sun, May 19th, 2019
9am-1pm
Instructor: Wendy Johnson
½ Day
Spinning flax

Spinning Flax to Linen

Feel the presence of your ancestors as you experience spinning flax—one of the most ancient and elegant of all fibers. When spun, flax magically becomes the linen yarn we revere for exquisite weaving and knitting. The instructor—fiber artist and author, Wendy J. Johnson—will discuss how flax and other bast fibers…
Sat, May 18th, 2019
9am-1pm
Instructor: Wendy Johnson