Gwen Bortner
Craftsy Instructor

California

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Gwen Bortner (@EntrelacQueen) teaches knitting techniques at workshops and conferences across the country. She's been published in Knitter's Magazine, Creative Knitting and lots of other places. You can find Gwen's patterns, books, classes and thoughts on life on her website, Knitability, and her blog, The Same Stitch. When she's not on the road, she lives with her husband Arlis in Le Grand, Calif., in a farmhouse built in 1902 by her ... Read Full Bio »

Gwen's Craftsy Classes

Entrelac Knitting

It's an epidemic: Fear of entrelac. Gwen Bortner's mission: Prove that entrelac is much easier than it looks. If you know how to knit and purl, you can do this, and the techniques you'll learn will make you a much better knitter on every project. If you're a more experienced knitter, be courageous, try it and you'll be hooked! Even longtime entrelac knitters will learn new techniques in the process of making the three included patterns. Gwen will teach you tons and make you laugh along the way. Cross Entrelac Knitting off your bucket list and sign up today!

$39.99

How to Teach It

Whether you’re a quilter looking to build your stash with a little extra cash or an established professional crafter hoping to teach at international conventions, this class will help polish your pedagogical approach. You’ll learn how to develop a craft class with your particular audience in mind, establish your class rates and fees, choose a class project and communicate clearly with your students. Gwen, a Craft Yarn Council Certified Teacher, also offers valuable tips and techniques on how to market your class and build solid business relationships with craft stores. Her passion for instruction will help guide you through the practical considerations of becoming an instructor on the local, regional and national levels. She also offers advice to retail craft shops wanting to attract more customers by offering in-store crafting classes.

$49.99

Gwen Recommends

Knitting With Beads


Anne Weil
taught by
Laura Nelkin

Lovers of entrelac will have a ball with Laura Nelkin's class, Knitting with Beads. Laura's class will teach you to read and follow beaded lace knitting charts to create three gorgeous accessories. What's more, you'll also learn skills you can use in your own projects for years to come!

$39.99

Meet Gwen

What's New

Upcoming Events

Apr '14 25

Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014
If you are in the area of Terre Haute, IN, please come see me at River Wools. This is my second visit here and Martha is friendly and has a great selection. Come check it out!

May '14 09

May 09, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Described as a "not to miss" event, I am pleased to be teaching at the North Light Fibers Retreat on Block Island.

May '14 17

May 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Being in Chicago is always great fun, so I am excited to be teaching for the Windy City Knitting Guild. If you live in the region, this is an active guild and a great resource!

Gwen's Patterns

Felted Slipper Socks

$6.00

Go With the Flow

$6.00

Everyday Elegance

$6.00
View all Patterns (15) »

Gwen's Projects

Behind the Scenes: How To Teach It
Lace Edged Entrelac Cape
Behind the Scenes : How To Teach It
View all Projects (7) »

Gwen's Blog