Knitting Camps & Workshops
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Each year, we host over 250 knitters at four Camps/Retreats (Click to Go to Camp) and a Fall Workshop. We knit together through daytime instruction and discussion with Meg Swansen and camp staff, and we gather in the evening as desired to work on small projects, receive individual assistance, and unwind together with our favorite pastime--knitting. Meg Swansen, Elizabeth Zimmermann's daughter, Amy Detjen, a master knitter and teacher, and Cully Swansen, Meg's son and an author/editor/designer at Schoolhouse Press, teach at camp and the workshops. Our camp assistant, Heather Black, and the Schoolhouse Press staff (Eleanor, Michelle, and Tami) administrate camp and help make your stay everything you wish it to be. Over the years, knitters have developed lifelong friendships with other campers and many participants return year after year. We welcome new knitters to all sessions each year as well. Knitting Campers and workshop participants become our family; we hope you will join ours. Click the links below for general information about camps and workshops.
The Knitting Camp Tradition: Elizabeth Zimmermann began Knitting Camp by teaching her courses at Shell Lake through the University of Wisconsin extension. Eventually, the classes were moved closer to home in Marshfield, WI, first offered through the University of Wisconsin and later exclusively through Schoolhouse Press. 2016 marks the 43rd year of Knitting Camp, the first event of its kind.