Pittsburgh's Knit, Crochet, Quilt & Creative Arts Festival!

March 15, 16, 17, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205

Michele Barratt

A lover of learning, Michele attended USMA at West Point before transferring to Youngstown State University where she graduated with honors with a degree in Engineering. Michele has also taken MBA classes at Case Western University and Kettering University.

After working as a Manufacturing Engineer at Diebold and a Quality Engineer at General Motors, Michele discovered knitting as a way to unwind and relax. As she continued to knit for the holistic benefit, she soon acquired an appreciation for the magic of creating something beautiful and usable out of two sticks and a ball of yarn.

During this time, her life took a career change when she founded a business with a mission to make the world a better place. Over the years this business has developed into its current state – a yarn boutique and vegan bistro. Her desire to make the world a better place prompted her to want to share her knitting joy with others through teaching. Since then, she has taught hundreds of students a variety of knitting techniques, including: knitting with beads, entrelac, fixing mistakes, colorwork techniques, and her favorite, brioche.



Michele continues to satisfy her hunger for learning with the Master Knitter program offered through TKGA. In 2016 she successfully completed level 1 of the program.
She teaches regularly at The Flaming Ice Cube in Boardman, Ohio where she says, “knitting makes me a better person.”


Start Date Name Details Location Price
April 6, 2018

Beginner’s Guide to Magic Loop with Michele Barratt

April 7, 2018

Better with Beads! with Michele Barratt