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


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Karen Page

Karen Page, a fiber arts teacher at CAPA,  spent four summers studying felt making in Kyrgyzstan, where she presented at a round table discussion with felt makers from around the world. Karen’s creativity and expertise reflect her experience in the art field and in the art world. Her felt making is imaginative, creative and colorful. […]

Xandy Peters

Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher. She is best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for her Fox Paws pattern. After graduating from Pratt Institute with a degree in Industrial Design she was a footwear and product designer. Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and […]

Margaret Radcliffe

Margaret Radcliffe is the author of the bestselling Knitting Answer Book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, Circular Knitting Workshop, and The Knowledgeable Knitter. Margaret has taught knitting since 1991 and began publishing her designs in a line of knitting patterns under the name Maggie’s Rags in 1997. Margaret’s books explore knitting techniques in […]

Laura Regan

Laura Regan has been crocheting and knitting for over 45 years. She first started with lessons from a local friend and would frequently be seen knitting/crocheting in class and around her college campus. Several years ago, Laura picked knitting and crocheting up again due to many friends asking her to make blankets for their new […]

Brynn Riordan

Brynn Riordan has been crocheting and sewing since childhood, but it wasn’t until she discovered knitting in 2008 that she found the perfect outlet for her OCD tendencies (just one more row!) Since then she’s been developing her skills by designing and teaching fiber arts as well as working her way toward becoming a Master […]

Paige Shipley

Paige Shipley has always been crafty. She began knitting at age 5, and then moved on to crochet, spinning, weaving, beading, embroidery and quilting. She first started designing in 2010 and her work has been published by 2 yarn companies, Creative Knitting and Spool Magazine, and in one pattern anthology in the House of White […]

Susan Swarthout

Susan Swarthout has been selling her wares in stores in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, at craft fairs in both cities and online on Etsy since January 2011.  She currently works as an artist/teacher for the Cultural Trust of Pittsburgh where she teaches a variety of fiber arts to young people. President of the Fiberarts Guild of […]

Jennifer Vancalcar

Jennifer Vancalcar has been dyeing yarn as Holiday Yarns for the past 14 years and knitting even longer. Her yarns have been featured in magazines such as Spin-off and Interweave as well as on the popular show Knitting Daily. Holiday Yarns was the “Yarn of the Month” for Yarnbox in December 2013. You can also […]

Karen Womack

Karen Womack is a quilt maker, teacher, designer and Etsy shop owner from Pittsburgh PA.  She runs a small retail business through her shop Quiltstyle on Etsy.com. Karen taught at JoAnn Fabrics from 2010-2013 and now teaches at quilting conventions and guilds.  Students love her patient, relaxed teaching style and problem solving techniques. She is […]