SAGA HILL – Classes

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I love teaching both the techniques and historical aspects of each subject. When you take one of my classes, you will have a good time playing with yarn or fiber—and in the process, you will learn something more in-depth about the subject than you may experience in the typical class.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the classes that Saga Hill would have held during 2020 have been either cancelled or postponed. We may be offering virtual classes this fall, so keep in touch here and follow us on Facebook for updates.

In the meantime, Thank You for supporting artists and small businesses in whatever way you can during this trying time. And remember, Saga Hill is open online 24/7!


UPCOMING CLASSES
BY W.J. JOHNSON OF SAGA HILL…
2020

WEAVER'S GUILD OF MINNESOTA (WGM)…

The WGM is a nationally-recognized organization for the arts of weaving, spinning, and dyeing. It is located in the headquarters of the Textile Center of Minnesota, 3000 University Avenue SE, Mpls, MN 55414. Click here to visit the WGM website and register for classes.

Due to COVID-19, all of my classes at the WGM have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.



INGEBRETSEN'S NEEDLEWORK SHOP…

(Ingebretsen's is a Nordic wares shop located at 1601 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Click here to visit the Ingebretsen's website and register for upcoming classes.)

Due to damage to the shop from the Lake Street riots in May and COVID-19 concerns, all of my classes at the Needlework Shop have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.



CITY OF PLYMOUTH PARKS AND RECREATION…

Plymouth Creek Activity Center, 14800 34th Avenue N., Plymouth, MN 55447. Click here to visit the City of Plymouth website and register for upcoming classes.)

Due to COVID-19, all of my classes at Plymouth Parks & Recreation have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.



Although classes are added as opportunities come up, due to COVID-19, virtual classes may be set up but no in-person classes will be possible until group gatherings are safe.



When classes resume and you're interested in any class shown but can't attend on the scheduled date, please contact me

If you don't see a class that interests you, some of my previously taught classes include: Swedish Knitting Heritage classes, such as Lovikka Mitten Knitting; Tvåändstickning (Two-Ended/Twined Knitting); and Halland/Binge Knitting. Other knitting classes I offer are: Knit a Cozy Nordic Cabled Cowl – a beginning cable class; Vintage Lace Knitting; Beginning Knitting; Modular Knitting; Knitting Fair Isle Patterns; Beginning Mitten Knitting; among others.

Among my spinning classes are: Beginning Spinning with Spindle & Wheel; Spinning Short Fibers; Silk Spinning; Flax Spinning; Spinning Camelid Fibers; and Fiber Processing.

If one of these sparks your interest (or a class on another subject), please let me know. Advance interest helps establish future classes.

Private classes

I also privately teach spinning and knitting to individuals or small groups – although due to COVID-19, I am currently not scheduling any in-person private classes. Please contact me by email for more info or to discuss the possibility of a future private class.