Join us and learn about Japanese knitting from Gayle Roehm, who has been teaching knitters across the country how to enjoy these beautiful designs. Gayle is the translator of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible, Japanese Knitting, and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches. She is a former management consultant who has worked all over the world, including many visits to Japan. An avid knitter throughout her career, she majored in Japanese studies, speaks Japanese, and has been using Japanese patterns for many years. With the rise of the Internet, anyone anywhere can find a wide range of Japanese books and patterns, and her classes have been popular at events such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, Stitches, Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat and more. Gayle’s designs have also been published in Knitter’s Magazine, Interweave Knits, A Gathering of Lace, and by yarn companies. For several years she translated Japanese patterns for Dancing Fibers (now Sunrise Yarns/Diakeito), and she prepared the Japanese section for the book Knitting Languages. She also sells original work at a local fiber arts gallery.