About Loops & Knots
A few years ago, Jonna, our facilitator, was in an auto accident. During the crash, she suffered a severe concussion. Her doctor suggested she be quiet and still, and to stay away from bright lights and loud noises. After several boring weeks of this, Jonna nearly went crazy!
She started knitting and crocheting for short periods and soon realized that she felt much better while knitting. Over time, Jonna learned how powerfully the act of knitting and crocheting can heal and focus the mind. So this camp is much more than learning a skill - it’s about developing an ability that will bring a lifetime of peace, focus, and accomplishment.
Camp - Day 1 We will learn all about alpacas and how to clean and shear them. We will feel and clean their fur, spin it into yarn and will also cover the basics of knitting or crocheting.
Camp - Day 2 We will select a pattern for our first project, practice basic stitches and learn how to read patterns. Participants will be encouraged to continue their work at home after camp.
Camp - Day 3 We will continue working on our project and discuss other yarn and roving activities. New stitching will be introduced and practiced.
Camp - Day 4 We will continue working on our project. New stitching will be introduced and practiced. I will work one-on-one with each participant to complete their project and discuss other projects they can start during the summer.
Friday Mini-Camp We will learn all about alpacas and how to clean and shear them. We will feel and clean their fur and will also cover the basics of knitting. Participants will knit a small towel, washcloth or hot pad.
6 years old and up
$69 for 1-day,3-hour mini-camp
$199 for 4-day,12-hour camp
Camp Dates and Registration
Select the dates and Knitting and/or Crocheting Camp, Mini-Camp sessions that work best for your camper. There are morning and afternoon sessions available in June and July. Morning sessions run from 8:30am to 11:30am. Afternoon sessions run from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
About the Facilitator
Hi! My name is Jonna Toth. As far back as I can remember, my passion has been to create things, primarily with fabric and fiber. I taught myself to sew when I wanted to make my own first-day-of-school outfit to start the second grade.
My grandmother taught me to crochet a few years later, and that was it ... I was off and running! I started teaching knitting and crocheting professionally in a couple of local yarn shops, including currently at Everything Alpaca, here in Castle Rock.