Lorilee Beltman coming to Michigan Fibre Studio!

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We are pleased to announce that Lorilee Beltman will be teaching her very popular Colors that Climb – Vertical Stranded Colorwork class, at our Studio!

Lorilee will be in Grand Rapids in August and has an opening in her schedule. We are so excited that she will be here!

The class will explore various ways that color can be added to your knitting when contrast stitches climb vertically from round to round. These techniques do not inhibit the elasticity of the fabric and are easy to work into existing patterns. Enhance a sweater or add it to socks!

Be sure to check out the class details here or the Facebook event here.

Register for the class soon. Space is limited to 12.


This former yarn shop owner’s experience providing answers for a steady stream of questioning knitters taught her the value of delivering an honest answer with kindness. Since 2009, she has enjoyed her students at national events and looks forward to meeting you in class! She urges her students to try projects that introduce new techniques.

Lorilee is the Techniques columnist for Knitty.com, a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting instructor, a TNNA designer/teacher member, and an instructor at Craftsy.com and Interweave.

Her articles and designs have been published in The Ultimate Hat Book, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin’ Sock Club, Vogue Knitting Magazine, Interweave Knits Magazine, Interweave Sockupied eMagTwist Collective, and Beyond Toes by Judy Becker.

Tent-camping with her husband and boys has brought Lorilee to over twenty National and Provincial Parks. Lorilee grew up in Pittsburgh, spent 30 years in west Michigan, and now calls Seattle home. 

For more about Lorilee, go to lorileebeltman.com or join her 10,000 Facebook fans at