Maker in Residence: Linda Riley

Linda Riley

Current PPLD Maker in Residence Linda Riley learned to knit when she was a young girl, taught by her granny when growing up the Chicago suburbs. She continually grew her skills and eventually began creating her own unique patterns. Her original designs have been published in both print and online outlets. Her project portfolio ranges from simple items such as hats and scarfs all the way to full size afghans and cable knit sweaters. Mittens are her favorite item to knit!

She will be teaching classes throughout Pikes Peak Library District and hosting Meet the Maker in Residence sessions in the Atrium at Library 21c.

Knit a Flat Striped Scarf

Have you always wanted to learn to knit, but never found the time or teacher? Here’s your opportunity! Maker in Resident Linda Riley will show participants how to get started with common knitting stitches and how to read a scarf pattern, so you can practice your new skill with yarn and needles to take home! Ages 16 and up. Registration is required. Please help ensure that other patrons have the opportunity to participate in this program by only registering for one session. Please note that registration opens at 10 a.m. on the Monday two weeks prior to each class.

Meet the Maker in Residence in the Atrium at Library 21c
Visit with Maker in Resident Linda Riley to chat about her craft and see her work on a large knitting project.

  • Sat., Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sat., Jan. 26 from 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Sat., Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sat., Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sat., March 2 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Visit PPLD's Maker/Artist in Residence page for more information about this program.


Would any maker in residences ever open a session or two to 10 year olds? I have a daughter that would love to participate (i'd chaperone).

Thank you for your interest in the Maker in Residence program. The classes offered in this particular program are mainly focused on adults, which is why the classes are for ages 16+. However, makers also offer studio time (listed on the calendar as "Meet the Maker in Residence") when they are working on their projects and answering questions from visitors. Any age can stop by during those times, and we invite you to meet with our makers during these hours. Additionally, our Children's Services department frequently offers classes for younger ages that cover similar topics, so please explore their calendar for additional programming opportunities.

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