Contributors

Elizabeth Rislove Etler

Web: Silver Illusions Knits & on Ravelry as stellae

Elizabeth Rislove Etler is an independent designer of handknitting patterns and full-time graduate student at UC Berkeley. She spends her days studying the way the brain processes images and her nights and weekends dancing, knitting and spinning as much as she can. She draws inspiration from many sources — travel, art, nature, costume and dance, but above all, she draws inspiration from colour, especially the unique interplay of colours in handspun yarn. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Sam and a sweet seal-pointed ragdoll cat named Tango.

Cayli Harris

Web: Calyli Knits & on Ravelry as spinayarnforewe

Cayli Harris is an avid knitter, spinner and now pattern designer. She is self-taught from books and the internet; she loves all things fiber and yarn. Progressing from knitting to spinning to designing seemed like a natural progression for her in the never-ending quest to control the finished object starting from the fiber. Cayli lives with her family in Southern California and even though the weather doesn’t always cooperate, wool is still her favorite.

Caryn Lantz

Web: Fuzzy Noodle Knits & on Ravelry as fuzzynoodleknits

Caryn lives in suburban Minneapolis with her hubby and two fluffy kitties. They are currently in the process of adopting a wee baby. She knits and spins so that the Minnesota winters don’t kill her and the people she loves.

Rob Lee

Web: LinkedIn & on Twitter a eel_trebor

Rob Lee is Katherine Matthews’ fibre enabling husband (who gets paid back in hand-knit socks) and her Tech Guy collaborator in various endeavours: blogging, podcasting and helping publish her knitting patterns. He has a technical background, with a degree in aerospace engineering (honestly, it’s not rocket science, folks…), leading to a range of careers in: the aircraft business (where he worked on the design of the DASH8 commuter airliner), software development, IT project management and customer service management.

Katherine Matthews

Web: Purldiving Patterns & on Ravelry as purldiving

Katherine Matthews has been knitting since childhood, and first started noodling out her own patterns in the 1990s. Around that same time she completed a Master of Library Science degree and had some patterns in books by Knitter’s Magazine. Since then, she has lived in France, started blogging, moved back to Canada, continued blogging, started podcasting and has also gotten much better at noodling out knitting patterns which she self-publishes under the Purl Diving label.

Chris Morgan

Web: Woolybuns

Chris Morgan lives in Connecticut with “some” rabbits, which is
clearly an understatement, based on all the adorable furry faces who appear on her blog. With all the fiber from the rabbits and the not-so-occasional sheep fleece and alpaca fibers that keep showing at her house, she spins, learns as much about wet felting in all it’s fabulous forms, and thinks about designs. She is always up for a roadtrip, if you’re in need of a bunny, a workshop on bunnies or basic felting or spinning angora!

Terri Peña

Web: Knit and Nosh

Terri knits like crazy, cans like a mad woman and only swears when absolutely necessary.

Stephannie Tallent

Web: Sunset Cat & on Ravelry as StephCat

Stephannie lives in a Spanish bungalow in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie, Obi and Cali. When she’s not designing, knitting or working as a veterinarian, she tends to their native plants & vegetable gardens, hikes, and beachcombs.

Katherine Vaughan

Web: Katherine Vaughn Designs

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.

Anne Podlesak

Web: Wooly Wonka Fibers & How the West Was Spun

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.

Mark Law

Web: Digital Twilight

Resident geek and 26th Poobah, Mark Law, has more than 30 years experience in computer programming concentrating on Internet applications since 1995. In his ‘spare time’ Mark is also an well-known digital artist, publishes an online newspaper for the local community and scours the Net for Thomas The Tank Engine pictures for his 6 year old.

Lori Law

Web: Oceanwind Knits & Musindigo

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.

Mary Catherine Black

Web:  She Paints With Yarn & on Ravelry as mcatherineblack

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.

Christine Long

Web:  TreasureGoddess & the TreasureGoddess Blog

Christine Long is a full-time corporate drone that dreams of playing with yarn all day long. Her fiber adventures are chronicled on her TreasureGoddess Blog.  Knitting patterns to help you knit up that fabulous handspun and art yarn in the stash can be found in her TreasureGoddess Etsy shop.

Terry Miller

Web:  Snowshoe Farm Alpacas & Snowshoe Farm Alpacas Blog

Terry Miller is a handspinner, knitter and dyer. She and her husband own and operate Snowshoe Farm Alpacas. Terry is responsible for the farm’s fiber business which produces alpaca and alpaca-blend yarns in natural and hand-dyed colors. The Millers, together with their alpacas, dogs and chickens live in the beautiful town of Peacham in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

Anne Podlesak

Web:  Wooly Wonka Fibers & How the West Was Spun

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.

Mark Law

Web:  Digital Twilight

Resident geek and 26th Poobah, Mark Law, has more than 30 years experience in computer programming concentrating on Internet applications since 1995. In his ‘spare time’ Mark is also an well-known digital artist, publishes an online newspaper for the local community and scours the Net for Thomas The Tank Engine pictures for his 6 year old.

Lori Law

Web:  Oceanwind Knits & Musindigo

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.

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