Fiber Artists announce guest speakers for Kinzua Knit-Away

The Warren County Fiber Artists have announced that the guest speakers for the Kinzua Knit-Away are Cathy Briscoe and Linda Voss Plummer. Both of these people are well known in the fiber arts community. The Kinzua Knit-Away is scheduled for April 6 and 7 at the First United Methodist Church at 200 Market Street. A list of classes and vendors can be found on the website at

Cathy Briscoe

Cathy Briscoe will be kicking-off the Knit-Away on Friday evening, April 6, with a talk on “Yarn Substitutions” and lots of fun with refreshments and door prizes. This will be held at the First United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is being coordinated by Coralee Wenzel. Coralee tells us that Cathy comes from Shrewsbury, Pa. where she actively perfects her fiber passion. After earning a bachelor’s degree in art education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, she began supporting her fiber obsession by teaching knitting and crochet at yarn shops, retreats and workshops, such as Knitter’s Day Out and Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival. In addition, she is a designer of both knit and crochet patterns, many of which are available for purchase on To attend the lecture there is a fee of $8 and you must be pre-registered. The registration form can be printed from the website at or you can call Priscilla Breese at (814) 688-0293.

Linda Voss Plummer

Linda Voss Plummer participated as a teacher at last year’s Kinzua Knit-Away and has been a strong supporter of our event. Linda will be speaking during the lunch hour on “Designing Stash.” If you have odds and ends of yarn left over from other projects and you don’t know what to do with them, you will really enjoy this lunch time lecture. This is a pre-registration event and can be designated as a choice on the registration form at

Linda can’t remember when she didn’t knit. She has taught locally and regionally, including the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival and at Chautauqua Institution, Kinzua Knit-Away, Finger Lakes Fiber Festival and has been fortunate to study with nationally and internationally recognized knitters. She hosts Does a Bear Knit in the Woods? retreats twice a year. Linda loves to lead students to the joy of knitting and then watch them become independent knitters, helping them create their own designs and make decisions about how they want to adapt patterns Her special passions are cables, lace and two-color knitting such as Fair Isle and Scandinavian patterns. Her patterns can be found in various publications, on Ravelry, and on her website.

For more details on any aspect of the Kinzua Knit-Away, visit, or call Priscilla Breese at (814) 688-0293. If you do not have access to the internet, you can pick-up a registration form at the Circulation Desk at Warren Public Library.