business process

Another first (and I hope to see you there)!

March 12, 2014

Yarn Cupboard Retreat – April 25th – 27th, 2014 Very few of you know this, but when I was in college I trained to be an elementary school teacher! I have often said that this was the most useful experience of my career. I did not, however, expect to be standing in front of a […]

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Anatomy of a photo shoot

September 30, 2013

A crisp September day, a beautiful model, a fantastic photographer, a sherpa, an assistant, a dressing room, a wardrobe, and a cool location!

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Interview with Knit Purl: Designing the SHIBUI Form Collection

September 24, 2013

One  year ago this week I received a note from the Director of SHIBUI, Kristin Ford, asking me to design their Winter 2013/14 Collection. In preparation for its launch, Knit Purl asked me to talk about my experiences as a knitwear design and the creation of the FORM Collection. Here is the link to the […]

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Editing (the big frog)

March 6, 2013

One of the hardest things for me to do as a hand-knitwear designer is to edit my work. It’s especially hard when I finish knitting a new design and then realize it just isn’t what I want it to be, which is what happened last summer with a new design. When I began working on […]

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My first TNNA… and I didn’t take a single photo!

July 12, 2012

Several Fridays ago I boarded a plane destined The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA) meeting in Columbus, Ohio.  As one passenger after another took a seat and pulled out a knitting project, I knew I was on the right plane. TNNA is a huge trade show for retailers, designers, publishers, and suppliers in the needle […]

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? (or The Ultimate Button Quest)

May 8, 2012

Today I am finishing up a “secret project” — a pattern that is going to be published by someone else, so I can’t talk about it yet.  And although I am excited about the project, the deadline is making me anxious, so I will be happy when it’s finished, boxed, and sent on its way. […]

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