Summer 2010 book promo

See this post or Shannon’s page.

Shannon’s workshops

Shannon offers workshops on the following topics: dishwasher dyeing (both yarns and fibers), spinning, tween knitting, handpainting yarn, optimizing use of handspun in knit patterns, knit embellishments, thrift store knitting, nuno felting, felt embellishments, and her ever-popular alt-fiber class (bamboo, soy and many other unique fibers). She can also customize or create new classes based on your group’s needs.

Shannon’s new workshop and studio space, Knitgrrl Studio opened in 2009. Although she continues to teach around the country, she is concentrating on the Studio, her online classes, Stitch Cooperative and her other projects, including a new DVD series. If you’re interested in taking classes with Shannon at Knitgrrl Studio, call (216)-712-7667, or see the online classes she offers here.

Request Shannon

You can use Eventful to make a non-date-specific request to have Shannon teach or do a book signing in your town, or have your LYS owner/event planner contact us.

Run for the Cure

For more information on Team Knitty and the Run for the Cure, please click here.

Scheduled events

Most events are now posted on the front page of or publicized on Facebook (personal / business) and Twitter. If you have any questions, please email.

June 2010: Purl Jam, Blacksburg VA
June 2010: Stitch Cooperative classes, Columbus, OH

Past events

14-19 October 2008Creativ Festival, Toronto. Fall show. Class schedule online here.

6 October 2008Stark County Library, Plain Community Branch.

30 September — 1 October 2008Felt School at the Harveyville Project. See here for info on last year’s School. This year, we’re immediately following Yarn School, so come and stay for both!

8-10 August 2008Cynthia’s Fine Yarn and Gifts, Mackinaw City, MI. See here for class information.

16 July 2008 — 6:30 p.m. Book signing, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4015 Medina Rd, Akron, Ohio 44333

11-14 June 2008Knitter’s Connection, Columbus, OH. 13 June a.m. session — Spinning 101. 14 June a.m. session — Nuno Felting. Class descriptions here.

5-6 June 2008TNNA, Columbus, OH. Four sessions of felting-related classes.

17-18 May 2008Snake River Fiber Festival, Idaho Falls, ID.

25-27 April 2008Creativ Festival, Toronto. Spring show.

10-12 April 2008Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, Worcester, MA.

27-29 March 2008Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, Cleveland, OH.

27 February – 8 March 2008Stitch ‘n Beach cruise with Debbie Stoller; teaching a variety of classes.

10-13 February 2008 — Speaking at the Craft & Hobby Association show in Anaheim, CA. Presentations on eco-friendly crafting and crossover crafting plus book signings.

18-19 January 2008 — Teaching Nuno Felting and Felting Five Ways at TNNA, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

8 December 2007 — Shannon/Stitch Cleveland at the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular.

1 December 2007Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland

8-9 November 2007Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, Minneapolis, MN. Shannon taught: Provisional Cast On Magic, Sewing For Your Hand Knits, Felting Four Ways and Knit Sleeve Denim Jackets.

27-28 October 2007 — The first Felt School at the Harveyville Project, Harveyville, KS. (This will be an annual event). Explore the wonderful world of felt with Shannon Okey and Nikol Lohr, author of Naughty Needles. Get hands-on experience through a series of workshops, and go home with an assortment of glorious finished projects, a goodie bag of fun materials, and a signed copy of Felt Frenzy! It’s a full weekend of fun in a restored Kansas schoolhouse — you’ve never looked forward to back-to-school this much before!

25-26 October 2007Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, Kansas City, MO. Shannon taught Provisional Cast On Magic, Handpainting Yarn in Your Dishwasher, Felting Four Ways and Nuno Felting

13 October 2007YarnCon Chicago, 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. at the Pulaski Park fieldhouse in Chicago, IL. Book signing, yarn selling and much more!

11-12 October 2007Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, Chicago, IL. Shannon taught Provisional Cast On Magic, Handpainting Yarn in Your Dishwasher, Felting Four Ways and Nuno Felting

7 October 2007 — Cleveland Knit-Out. Event website.

30 September 2007 — Team Knitty at the CIBC Run For the Cure in Toronto — donate now.

27-28 September 2007Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, Chantilly, VA. Shannon is teaching:

  • Thursday, 10:30-noon — Provisional Cast On Magic
  • Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. — Handpainting Yarn in Your Dishwasher
  • Friday, 12:30-2:00 p.m. — Felting Four Ways
  • Friday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. — Nuno Felting

9 June 2007 — Knitter’s Connection, Columbus, OH. Two classes: Learn to Spin and Felt 4 Ways. The night before (Friday, 8 June), come to the Authors’ Reception to have your books signed.

18-20 May 2007 — Bazaar Bizarre San Francisco / Maker Faire 2007. Shannon selling and teaching / demo-ing.

19-21 April 2007 — Shannon teaching at Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, Worcester, MA. Two nuno felting classes, knit embellishments, lecture and more — see this page for registration and class descriptions.

29-31 March 2007 — Shannon teaching at Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, Cleveland. Two nuno felting classes, see this page for registration and class descriptions.

14 January 2007 — Shannon teaching alt-fiber at TNNA San Diego, 8-10 a.m.

16 December 2006 — Bazaar Bizarre Boston; kits, signed books and much more available for sale at Shannon’s booth.

2 December 2006 — Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland.

25 November 2006 — Spinner’s / Dyer’s Showcase at Threadbear Fiber Arts, Lansing, MI. Book signing + more.

17-18 November 2006 — Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, Overland Park (Kansas City), KS. Three classes with Shannon: descriptions, times and registration info here or view all class descriptions here.

12 November 2006 — signing, Barnes and Noble at Eton Collection, Woodmere, OH. 1:00 p.m. Store info here.

11 November 2006 — Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh, PA. (See link for details).

10 November 2006 — Cleveland Museum of Natural History annual members party, Shannon signing books and giving natural yarn fibers/spinning demo.

4 November 2006 — Arcadia Knitting, Chicago, IL.

22 October 2006 — Berea Library, Berea, OH (demo/signing), 2:00 p.m. Registration information here.

Fall 2006 book tour
Shannon and Kim Werker (author of Teach Yourself Visually: Crocheting and tween crochet book Get Hooked!) toured to promote both Knitgrrl books and Get Hooked! in October 2006. Monsters of Teen Craft MySpace page!

Shannon also did a blog tour for Spin to Knit at the beginning of October, see link for sites and information.

Sunday 1 Oct 2006 — Run for the Cure with Team Knitty / Lettuce Knit, Toronto, ON
Tuesday 3 October 2006 — Yarne Source, Rochester, NY
Wednesday 4 October 2006 — Adirondack Yarns, Lake Placid, NY
Saturday 7 October 2006 — Mind’s Eye Yarns, Cambridge, MA
Sunday 8 October 2006 — WEBS, Northampton, MA
Monday 9 October 2006 — Modern Yarn, Montclair, NJ
Tuesday 10 October 2006 — NYPL Teen Central @ Donnell Library Center, New York, NY
Wednesday 11 October 2006 — Knitty City, New York, NY
Thursday 12 October 2006 — Rosie’s Yarn Cellar, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday 14 October 2006 — Stitch DC (Capitol Hill shop), Washington, DC
Sunday 15 October 2006 — Woolwinders: A Knitting Salon, Rockville, MD

10-14 May 2006: Shannon appeared at the Ann Arbor Book Festival. Jillian Moreno and Shannon signed books and did a panel presentation in the library pavilion, and then Shannon appeared in the “celebrity” spelling bee.

Meet Me at the Maker Faire!22-23 April 2006: Shannon taught alt-fiber and thrift store knitting at the Make magazine Maker Faire in San Mateo (near San Francisco), CA.

Shannon signed books inside the Stitch Diva booth at the TKGA show in Oakland, CA 21 April 2006.

Shannon and Lily Chin were the special guests at the Pittsburgh Knitting Festival 24-25 February 2006. Shannon taught her alt-fiber, thrift store knitting and patchwork felted jacket classes, signed books with Lily and had a great time with all the PA knitters!

Shannon taught alt-fibers at the Holden Arboretum in October 2005. The first class sold out immediately, the waitlist was a mile long…so we added a second class! It’s unclear who had more fun, the instructor or the students! You can read an article Shannon wrote about alt-fibers for Holden’s member magazine here (PDF).

Shannon was in Los Angeles to tape an episode of Knitty Gritty mid-October 2005. While there, she also visited the LA Knit For The Cure event to sign copies of Knitgrrl as prizes.

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