- United States
- December 12, 2019
Knitwear design has allowed me to be a storyteller with yarn. I gain inspiration from the oddest places: yarn, old memories, photographs, and stories. I am so excited by those light bulb moments of creativity. I can’t wait to sketch out my idea and pick up my needles. Yarn and knitting are my passion - after God and my husband. I am greatly blessed by his support along with an idea or two.
On the technical side, needlework has always been a major part of my life.
My Aunt taught me embroidery and needlepoint in grade school. My mom taught me to knit at 16 - my first project was a cable afghan. Though I struggled to learn crochet, I mastered it through tenacity one weekend. My mom said I was a pain to be around during that time.
Ten years ago I had the joy of turning my hobby into a teaching job. My students have challenged me to turn my designs from years past into written patterns. Who knew that my procedure writing and documentation background would be a compliment to my love of knitting and crochet.