About the Teacher


photo: Julie Adams Photography


All classes are taught by Helen Sharp.


Helen has approaching 40 years experience working in the sweater industry as a designer, teacher and trend forecaster in England, Scotland, Italy and the States.

She is a leading resource for machine knitting education and has taught Knitwear Design at Lincoln University, Derby University and Leicester University in the '80's in England and more recently Knitwear Design and Construction at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Now in its 10th year, Helen founded The Knitting School to address a need for short, intensive classes and a one-stop shop for fiber artists, hobbyists, small business owners and knitwear professionals.