Once again, many MANY THANKS to Ennea Collective’s contributors. We cannot do this without you!
Mary Catherine Black
Mary Catherine Black refers to knitting as her “gateway drug”. She can often be found knitting, designing, and playing with her puppies; sometimes all at the same time. Designing with hand spun yarn was a natural progression for her, as the only addiction which comes close to rivaling knitting for her is spinning. She firmly believes that we should all spend at least a few minutes every day spinning or knitting.
Becky Herrick knits, spins, and designs patterns from her home on the western slopes of the Green Mountains. She has trouble sticking to large spinning projects so she like to design creative ways to use small bits of handspun for accessories or for an accent on a garment. You can read more about all her projects, and what else she does with her time, on her blog.
Jennifer Leigh is Jennigma (link) on Ravelry and blogs at www.jennigma.net. (link) She lives in Seattle with three cats, a pre-teen son, and a sweetie who also knits. There are many tiffs over stash, and an embarrassment of knitware in their home. When she’s not knitting (and sometimes when she is!) she’s a technical project manager for The Man.
Web: Knit and Nosh
Terri knits like crazy, cans like a mad woman and only swears when absolutely necessary.
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing
for 5+. She started spindling in the summer of 2009 after bowing to pressure from her friends in the Phat Fiber community, and got her first (!) wheel, a Babe Production, in the spring of 2010. She is working on a series of simple but interesting to knit patterns using 4oz or less of handspun, if only to have an excuse to spin more. Katherine lives in North Carolina with her family, where she daylights as an academic medical librarian.
Web: Long Ridge Farm
Nancy Zeller breeds CVM/Romeldale sheep on her farm in New Hampshire. She blogs about her flock and
natural dyeing at her blog Long Ridge Farm.
Anne Podlesak’s first design was a red bandana-printed cotton “boob keeper” with 3 large buttons at age 5. While this did not set the fashion world on notice, it did begin a lifelong interest in textiles, fiber and garments. She has a degree in costume design, several years working in various theatre venues along the east coast, and has been self-publishing designs since 2007. She enjoys a wide variety of eclectic interests and techniques, but is always fascinated by whatever sparks a new design at any given moment.
Lori Law learned to knit before she could read. Since then she’s spent a most of her time pursuing creative projects in the traditional arts (which led to a degree in Fine Arts) and through various fibre adventures which include knitting, designing, dyeing, spinning and weaving. Her online background includes web design as well as writing for various publications over the years and being the one-time editor of a large-scale online information site.