Schedule Your Event with Alex Capshaw-Taylor

If you are interested in having Alex Capshaw-Taylor teach or lecture in your local area, please contact us for more information.

Alex Capshaw-Taylor brings 10 years of teaching experience to her technique and project based knitting classes. Classes are available for all levels and are differentiated to reach all styles of learners. Alex cultivates a safe, supportive learning environment and encourages knitters to have the confidence to take the next step in their knitting. 

Alex’s travel experience brings a unique perspective to lectures and classes on cultural knitting techniques and often include travel tips and in country photos on the culture being covered.

Alex graduated with a degree in history and secondary education in 2004 from Mary Washington College. She received her Masters of Education with a specialization in School Library Media in 2007 from Longwood University. In 2010 she left a career as a middle school librarian to pursue knitwear design and instruction full time.


Technique Classes

  • Cables
  • Cast ons and Bind offs
  • Chart Reading
  • Couture Finishing Techniques
  • Double Knitting
  • Entrelac
  • Fixing Your Mistakes
  • I-cords
  • Increase and Decreases
  • Intarsia
  • Intro to Knitting
  • Knitting in the Round
  • Lace 
  • Modifying Knits
  • Mosaic Knitting
  • Short-Row Shaping
  • Stranded Colorwork
  • Substituting Yarn
  • Sweater Construction
  • Traditional Socks on DPNs
  • Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time Socks 
  • Twisted Stitch Knitting



Design Classes

  • Baby Knits
  • Hats
  • Shawls
  • Socks
  • Sweaters

Lecture Topics

  • Andean Knitting: Fibers, Color, and Motifs
  • Aran Knitting Traditions
  • Knitting Trends Through History
  • Nordic Knitting Traditions

What People Are Saying About Alex's Classes

I thoroughly enjoyed my intro classes to knitting with you. You were so patient and easy to talk with. You have a unique style of teaching, which I liked very much. I look forward to taking more classes as soon as I can get unbusy with my life. Thanks again for making me want to continue this lovely hobby!
— Susan A.
I have watched several videos trying to learn the loop stitch accomplishing nothing but frustration. I watched this video once, pausing it and trying it on my own and by the end of the video I have beautiful loops! Thank you for sharing this video in a way that I could understand!!
— 4Woerls on youtube
This was such a great class. Alex made it easy to understand a hard concept, and was great at accommodating different levels of knitters in her class.
— Kylie F.
Alex is a wonderful teacher, very patient and able to help her students through just about anything. You not only learn the skills for knitting, but also get background information and taught ways to look at your work to make sure you are on the right track instead of just following the written pattern.
— Cathy M.