Meet Our Instructors
Marie is our fearless founder and Knit Camp leader, best-selling author of Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks and Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week, and founder of Olive Knits since 2014. Marie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, and together they have three grown sons and two kittens.
You probably already know Marie (psst… you’re on her website right now) but – if not – you can read her full bio here.
Heidi Hennessy has worked in the fiber industry for over a decade. She owns and operates Lux Adorna Knits, Heidi Hennessy Luxury Knitwear and is now taking her machine knitting expertise to the next level by offering online courses in her Knitting Machine School. She loves the great indoors, lives in a house full of men, and has an ungrateful rescue cat. As a Knit Camper herself, she is excited to virtually hang out with all of you campers at the retreat!
Learn more at luxadornaknits.com
Sarah Keller opened Knot Another Hat in 2005 with a dream of sharing her passion for yarn and knitting with customers, friends, and visitors, both locally and online. Fifteen years later she still has no self-control in casting on, lives to knit sweaters (more than any one Oregonian can wear in a winter), and delights in sharing stories and community with her customers near and far.
Learn more at knotanotherhat.com
Seattle designer Kyle Kunnecke has a not-so-secret passion for colorwork. Through his fiber workshops he provides inspiration to his students; exploring the skills necessary to continue their personal knitting journeys. His patterns are published in numerous knitting books and magazines, by yarn companies, and under his label, Kyle William. He leads workshops at national and international events, including TNNA, TKGA, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and Loch Ness Knit Fest. His book, Urban Knit Collection: 18 City-Inspired Knitting Patterns for the Modern Wardrobe (Interweave, 2016) showcases projects that utilize the techniques he loves to share with his students. www.kylewilliam.com.
Marcie Leek is a certified yoga instructor from Seattle, Washington with over 500 hours of training and over 1,000 hours of teaching experience. She owns her own business, Nourishing Breath Yoga, and teaches weekly classes, currently via Zoom. Marcie is also an enthusiastic knitter and Knit Camper! After dealing with the pain and frustration of a “knitting injury” that led to months of recuperation, she created Yoga for Knotted Knitters, whose mission is to share resources and information with knitters and crafters that will keep them creating, healthy, and happy. She is super excited to be a part of the Knit Camp at the Coast virtual retreat and to teach you how and why to keep your body supple, flexible, and strong so you can maintain knitting longevity!
Lori Versaci, of VERSACIKNITS, is an independent knitwear designer, creating wearable, modern knits that explore shape, texture and construction since 2009. While sweaters have been the mainstay of her work, shawls, wraps and hats have been her main foray into working with color!
Lori works from studios in New Jersey and Maine and enjoys yoga, sailing and her four children, three dogs and husband (not necessarily in that order).