Teaching Information

How to book a workshop

Nancy is happy to share her love of traditional knitting.

If you are interested in inviting Nancy to teach for your guild, shop, or event, please contact her at nancy@woolywest.com.

Classes are available from 3 and 6 hours, or up to 3 days in length. Please see the Course Descriptions for specific information on available class subjects.

Nancy's Biography

Nancy found her passion for traditional hand knitting via a degree in Art History and postgraduate studies in color design and weaving in San Francisco and Sweden. She has worked as a freelance designer and consultant to several yarn companies, as a contributing editor to Knitter’s Magazine, and is currently on the Editorial Advisory Panel for Piecework Magazine. Her designs and articles have also appeared in Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Vogue Knitting, and Threads. She has taught workshops for guilds, shops and at conferences throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Finland, France and Estonia. She has been honored to serve as the Knitting Guide on the Interweave Press Knitter’s Journey to Scandinavia in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2004. She owns The Wooly West, a mail order and online yarn business in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a knitter, her focus has been on traditional knitting techniques and uses of ethnic patterns. Her specialty is Estonian traditional knitting. She is the author of Folk Socks (1994), Folk Knitting in Estonia (1999), Knitting on the Road, (2001), Knitting Vintage Socks (2005) and Knitted Lace of Estonia (2008) all published by Interweave Press.