Contributors : Issue 9

Rachel Brown is an ex-Bostonian now living in London by way of southeast Texas. She spends as much time as possible dyeing, spinning, knitting, designing and tech editing. When not occupied with woolly pursuits, she’s likely to be wrangling kids, coddling Wee Ridiculous Dogs, slaving away at the lab bench, or helping to organize crazy yarn adventures as one half of the partnership behind Yarn in the City. You can find her knitting and designing adventures on her blog, and her handdyed fiber and handspun yarns in her online shop Porpoise Fur.

Felicity Ford, artist and academic. “I completed my PhD in 2011, and the title of my thesis was ‘The Domestic Soundscape and beyond… presenting everyday sounds to audiences’. Although I work with a variety of media including silk-screen printing and hand-knitting, I am best known for creative uses of recorded sound. My projects use field-recordings and interviews to explore the meaning of objects and social contexts.”

Donna Kay is a knitwear designer, knitting and spinning instructor from New Hampshire with a passion for traditional knitting.

Lori Law dyes and knits and spins and weaves for Oceanwind Knits.  She is also the editor of Ennea Collective.

Robin Nistock owns Nistock Farms with her husband Andy in the Finger Lakes region of western New York.  The raise Cotswold and other fine sheep.

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

Sarah Sipe lives and knits in Durham, NC, with her husband, three sons, and menagerie of dogs and cats. The majority of her patterns are inspired by the unique environment and history of Durham. Past publications include “Whorled” in Knitty, Deep Fall 2013, an ebook of hat patterns based on spindle whorl designs, Our Heads are Spinning, with fellow Durham designer Naomi Parkhurst, and several other self-published patterns on Ravelry and the Knit Picks IDP.

Stephannie Tallent is the author of The Wild West Collection, California Revival Knits, and Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock.  She also teaches Aran Lace Knitting in the Aran Lace DVD & Aran Lace Online Class from Interweave Knits. She talks about Aran Lace in an episode in the upcoming season of Knitting Daily.  Her favorite type of knitting is colorwork…and cables…and lace…and twisted stitches. Yep, no favorite! She’s inspired by nature, architecture, and pop culture (she’s a self-avowed movie geek).  Find her at or as StephCat on Ravelry.

Simone Van Iderstine, sandandsky on Ravelry, loves to spin, knit and crochet. I am hopelessly addicted to knitting socks and hats and adore cabling, lace, & stranded knitting. Natural fibers are my favorite, especially hemp, bamboo, wool and alpaca.   My website is