Twisted offers classes on knitting and crochet, as well as spinning, weaving, needle felting, and more. Our class offerings and our lineup of fabulous teachers are always evolving, so check our class schedule for the most up-to-date listings. Read a little about some of our most frequent teachers below.
Debbi Stone is a teacher, designer, and staple in the Portland knitting community. She learned to knit at an early age from her grandmother and has been passionately knitting ever since. Debbi's designs are inspired by people, places and things in her life - she calls herself a noun girl. She loves being able to take a basic wardrobe and add accessories to make it fun and funky.
Karen has been knitting since about about 2010. She discovered felting a short time after that, and then needle felting, and loves being able to paint with fiber! She is the proud wife of a great man and the proud mommy of beautiful teenage twins. She just wishes there were more hours in the day to craft!
Megan is a Twistedista Emeritus who still comes back frequently to teach all manner of crafty endeavors. She designed Twisted's 2015, 2016, and 2017 Rose City Yarn Crawl crochet patterns, as well as most of the other crochet patterns in Twisted's pattern line.
Michele has been knitting since her favorite aunt taught her when she was 16, but became a knit-fiend when she joined a knitting group, Ravelry and started knit-blogging in the past few years. She is particularly fond of texture (cables, lace, and entrelac) and loves teaching people how to be the boss of their knitting! You can view her blog at PDXKnitterati.
Parna taught herself to knit and crochet when she was about 7 years old. Since then, she has also dabbled in a variety of other arts and crafts including sewing, beading, cross-stitch, stained glass, spinning, and others. She has received two levels of teaching certification from the Craft Yarn Council of America. Parna loves to knit sweaters and buy sock yarn. When she’s not knitting, Parna is a lawyer. Her legal practice includes advice, transactional, and litigation work in intellectual property (e.g. trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), all aspects of internet-related law, and general commercial litigation. Parna’s other hobbies include making stitch markers, playing goalie on the most fabulous women’s soccer team on earth, and obsessing over Supernatural. Her Ravelry name is myriadlane.
Sivia loves knitting and all fibrey pursuits, and is internationally known for her gorgeous, popular, often beaded designs. Other than knitting and spinning, her favorite activities are reading, history, old music and films from the 40s, messing around with her camera, and plonking on the ukulele, not necessarily in that order. See her designs at: siviaharding.com