A fund to help compensate the unpaid tutors at Knit Camp has been set up. It is being run by an accounting firm in the UK to make sure that everything remains completely above-board and open. The tutors who were affected are:
Mary Jane Mucklestone
Yeah, it’s basically a who’s-who of the fiber world.
If you would like to contribute, the easiest way to do it is to go to this link on Ravelry. There are instructions there. A lot of these folks are paying interest on flights and transport that was never repaid, let alone their mortgages that are late because not getting paid for their teaching that they did. As famous and glamorous as many of these folks are to us, being a knitwear designer isn’t all that high-paid of a profession. They can’t afford to have taught these classes for free…
Fiber folk are some of the most generous folks in the world. I have met more people who are willing to spend hours knitting or crocheting a garment for someone who they will never probably meet. These folks you have met either through teaching or reading their books and articles. Please help, I am have.
*The list is from one posted by Pat Ashforth on Ravelry.