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STITCHES East 2014 Teachers


Denise Bell
Although Denise always performed some kind of handwork growing up, she
came to knitting in her mid-forties and was instantly addicted.
She's very good at seeing things in patterns which is why she gravitates towards designing lace. She teaches at a variety of shops and festivals including STITCHES Expos, DFW Fiber Fest, and the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza. Travel and spending time in the natural world are two of the ways Denise is most inspired, and she recently visited Shetland and Scotland to delve further into the history of fine lace knitting. Denise Bell offers hand-dyed, fine yarns and creates original designs
through her business, Lost City Knits, named for the community nearest
her Oklahoma farm.
When not knitting, teaching, dyeing, or designing, Denise puts her pattern-seeking abilities to work solving cryptic crossword puzzles, and because no one can do just one thing, she also kayaks on lakes and streams near her eastern Oklahoma home.
For more about Denise, go to lostcityknits.com


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Lorilee Beltman
This former yarn shop owner's experience providing answers for a steady stream of questioning knitters taught her the value of delivering an honest answer with kindness.
Lorilee's continental knitting video has over a million views on Youtube. While she enjoys teaching continental to those who want to learn it, she appreciates all knitting styles. She urges her students to try projects that introduce new techniques. Since 2009, she has enjoyed her students at national events and looks forward to meeting you in class!

Her articles or designs have been published in The Ultimate Hat Book, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club, Interweave Knits Magazine, Interweave Sockupied eMag, Twist Collective, and Beyond Toes by Judy Becker. She is a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting instructor, a TNNA designer/teacher member, and a member of Cat Bordhi's Visionary Authors group.

Tent-camping with her husband and boys has brought her to over twenty National and Provincial Parks. Lorilee grew up in Pittsburgh, spent thirty years in west Michigan, and now calls Seattle home.
For more about Lorilee go to lorileebeltman.com.


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Anne Berk
Anne Berk was certified by TKGA as a Master Knitter in 2003. She has designed for many yarn companies, has written patterns and articles for many publications, including Piecework, Sockupied, ColorKnit and Twist Collective, and her DVDs on intarsia technique, Inside Intarsia and Intarsia InDepth, are published by Interweave.
Anne has taught classes nationally on subjects ranging from Argyle socks to zipper insertion into hand-knits. Anne is also a Craftsy instructor: Next Steps in Intarsia launched in May 2014. Her new book, Annetarsia Knits, is a reference book for learning to knit intarsia flat or in the round, in stockinette or garter stitch. The book includes workshops, a motif library, and 28 patterns for using the new techniques. Content is designed for knitters of all skill levels. 
Anne is an optometrist in private practice in Portland, OR.


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Jill Bigelow Suttell
Jill learned to knit at 10 years of age. After a 'teen years' break, she re-learned and has been knitting with a passion ever since. The first sweater she knit, she modified, and the next was her own design.

Five years as a yarn shop owner gave her a passion for teaching as well as designing. Jill has been an instructor at Stitches East, Knitter's Day Out, Knitter's Connection, Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet
Show, and many shops. Her designs can be found in Knitter's Magazine, Cast On, and Knitty. She is co-author of An Archive of Squares; 45 mitered squares with color, texture and lace.


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Marly Bird
Marlaina 'Marly' Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it.
She's creative director for Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns and the co-author of Curvy Crochet. You've seen her designs in Knitter's Magazine, Knit Simple, Interweave Crochet, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Inside Crochet, Wild Fiber, Crochet Today, Knitting Today and Petite Purls, and in the books: Knitter's Book of Socks, Unexpected Afghans, Simply Crochet, Perfectly Plus, and Knitting Plus.
In her spare time, Marly is a wife to a very understanding husband, raises three kids and teaches at her local yarn store in suburban Denver.

For more about Marly go to www.marlybird.com and www.thepurseworkshop.com.


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Gwen Bortner
Gwen Bortner is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Teacher, teaching at venues throughout the country, is the author of Entree to Entrelac. and is half of the brains behind a new partnership with Kellie Nuss, Two Sides—Two Points.
Gwen's passion is teaching. Whether teaching through the local community education program, at a national knitting convention, or through her new online venture EduKnit, meeting new people and sharing the love of knitting is one of her greatest joys.
Gwen's teaching philosophy can be summed up in the following quote, "My joy is to make the students' toolbox bigger. If all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail! In the process of providing options, more skills are developed, and a better knitter is the result. My mantra is knitting is fun. If you add something to your knitting toolbox and have fun doing it, then I consider that a successful class."
For more about Gwen, go to knitability.com


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J C Briar
A self-confessed "technique freak" and "skill junkie," JC dabbles in all kinds of knitting, but has a special fondness for textured knitting and novel construction techniques. If it involves lace, cables, or seamless construction, it's sure to catch her eye.
JC shares her enthusiasm by teaching at shops and fiber festivals and through her book Charts Made Simple. Her latest venture is Stitch-Maps.com, a website for viewing and creating grid-free charts of unparalleled fluidity, authenticity, and beauty.
For more about JC, go to jcbriar.com


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Beth Brown-Reinsel
Beth Brown-Reinsel has been teaching historic knitting workshops nationally and internationally for 25 years. Her book, Knitting Ganseys, has been deemed a classic. She completed her first DVD, Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel, in 2010 and has

since made two more: Color Stranded Knitting Techniques and Knitting Sanquhar Gloves.
Her articles and designs have

appeared in Threads, Cast-On, Interweave Knits, Piecework, Knitting Traditions, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot, Vogue Knitting, and

Knitter's Magazine as well as The Knitter, a UK magazine. Beth continues to design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions.

She lives in Vermont and loves winter!
For more about Beth,  go to www.KnittingTraditions.com.


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Laura Bryant
With a degree in fine arts from the University of Michigan, Laura began Prism Yarns in 1984. She continues as Prism's creative force, specializing in color and hand-dyed yarns and has published over 70 pattern booklets for Prism.
Laura has written six books including The Yarn Stash Workbook, The New Knitter's Template (coauthored with Barry Klein), and recently produced the DVD Knitter's Guide to Color with Laura Bryant and Yarn to Fit with Barry Klein. Her newest book is Artful Color, Mindful Knits from XRX Books.
Laura teaches and designs with a 'no rules' approach, and her classes are designed to bring out the creativity within all of us.
For more about Laura, go to prismyarn.com


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Christine Bylsma
Chris retired from a career in marketing communications and advertising to pursue her artistic passion, knitting and texture play, at home in Madison, WI. Instead she is having a wonderful time teaching workshops from coast to coast – and beyond – for TNNA, shops, guilds, and conferences and has her own line of knitting patterns. She has also designed knit garments for the American Girl clothing line.

Chris finds inspiration in nature's colors and combinations, and her knitting designs reflect her pleasure in combining fibers, textures, gauges, and colors in ways that create fun, yet always wearable, knits.
For more about Chris, go to www.chrisbylsmadesigns.com.


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Lily Chin
Lily M Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who has worked in the yarn industry for nearly 25 years, as a designer, instructor and author of 8 books on knitting and crochet.  She has created looks for the New York Fashion Week runway collections of designers Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, and Isaac Mizrahi; and her work has been on the backs of celebrities and supermodels.
Lily was named a Master Knitter by Vogue Knitting and is regularly cited in media across the U.S., including the Late Show with David Letterman, Martha, CBS Morning News, CNN, HGTV and more.
Lily Chin has lived in New York City all her life and has been involved in some aspect of the fashion industry since age 13.


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Cindy Craig
Cindy learned to knit while chaperoning Girl Scouts in Norway. As a self-professed knitting geek, she enjoys exploring the technical side of knitting and tinkering with new skills, stitch patterns, knitting patterns, and concepts. Cindy has been teaching professionally in yarn shops, guild events, and knitting shows for more than 10 years. She is the author of The Kids Knitting Notebook and has designs published in Knitter's Magazine, Knitting Today, and Red Heart, in addition to many self-published patterns.



Cindy is the manager of The Studio Knitting & Needlepoint since 2002 where she loves helping students learn to knit or crochet and is very skilled at getting students unstuck. She knits everywhere she goes and frequently answers knitting questions on the sidelines of the soccer field, at PTA meetings, or Scouting events.


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Donna Druchunas
Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. She is the author of several knitting books including Arctic Lace and Successful Lace Knitting. Donna also writes regularly for Piecework magazine, and has a column on ethnic knitting traditions on Knitty.com. Donna gives talks and teaches knitting workshops in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has just finished writing a book about knitting in Lithuania, and her new pattern line, Stories in Stitches, features historical and ethnic patterns along with essays and fictional stories about knitting. She lives in Vermont with her husband, mother, and three cats who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. Visit Donna's website at www.sheeptoshawl.com.

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Elise Duvekot
Elise Duvekot is a knitwear designer whose enthusiasm for novel techniques led to the stitch patterns presented in her book Knit One Below — One Stitch, Many Fabrics. Her inspiration comes from geometrical patterns and from the many beautiful colors and yarns that are available. The style of her work can best be described as traditional in workmanship, while modern in color and design.

Elise also divides her time between the Old World (The Netherlands) and the New World (Canada). In addition to knitting strands of various yarns together as a designer, she knits words of various languages together as a translator. Knitting and translating both provide ideal environments in which to be creative and productive.


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Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman is a designer, author and popular teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. She teaches around the country and is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and most recently, Christmas Crochet.
As a teacher, designer and technical editor, Edie is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters as possible. She is a lifelong learner and considers her students the best teachers.


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Candace Eisner Strick
Candace Eisner Strick has immersed herself in music and knitting most of her life. Now retired from 16 years of teaching cello, she concentrates on designing, writing, and teaching knitting.
Her book, Strick-ly Socks, features a revolutionary and amazingly simple way of knitting socks. Candace is the author of 6 other books, has been published in numerous magazines, and has taught nationally and internationally since 1998. She is the creator of her own line of yarn, Merging Colors, and her own line of patterns under the name of Strickwear (www.strickwear.com).
Candace's students say they not only love learning from her classes, but thoroughly enjoy her sense of humor as well. Appropriately, strick means to knit.
For more information about Candace, go to strickwear.com


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Margaret Fisher
Margaret Fisher is a TKGA Master Knitter and nationally known knitting instructor who teaches across the country at conventions, shops and guilds. She loves colorful, textured fabric, and well-fitting sweaters with contemporary style. She designs and makes one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.

Margaret is a former co-chair of the Master Hand Knitting Committee of The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and has written magazine articles on knitting and knitting techniques. She is the author of Seven Things that can "Make or Break" a Sweater®.
For more information on Margaret, go to margaretfisher.com


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Deb Gemmell
Deb Gemmell is co-owner of Cabin Fever with her sister Lyn. Together they have produced 9 books: Top Down for Toddlers, Button Up Your Top Down and Baby V are all top-down books for children, adults and babies; Teens and Tweens is compilation of several construction styles for teens; and a set of multi-gauge books entitled Need a Hat, Need a Sock, Need a Baby Cardigan, Need a Plus Cardigan and Need an Accessory. Deb has been teaching in local shops and at retreats, specializing in top-down raglan techniques with a special interest in getting them to fit and in encouraging knitters to add their own elements to make them their own creation.

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Amy Gunderson
Amy Gunderson taught herself to crochet at the age of 20 while trying to kill time at her pizza making job. Years later, as owner of a pizza business, she broadened her skill set to include knitting and weaving. If there were no pizzas in the queue, she was learning cables, lace, steeking, pattern writing, and everything in between. Publications who have featured her work include Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.Wear, Knit n Style, Creative Knitting, and Knit Now. Amy now works as creative lead for Universal Yarn. She considers herself a jack of all trades but most loves to create and knit colorwork patterns.

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Franklin Habit
Designer, teacher, author and illustrator Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008) and proprietor of The Panopticon (the-panopticon.blogspot.com), one of the most popular knitting blogs on the Internet. On an average day upwards of 2,500 readers worldwide drop in for a mix of essays, cartoons, and the continuing adventures of Dolores the Sheep. He recently founded Yarn Shaming (yarnshaming.tumblr.com), because while he loves yarn, yarn does not always love him back.

Franklin’s varied experience in the fiber world includes contributions of writing and design to Vogue Knitting, Yarn Market News, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, PieceWork, Cast On: A Podcast for Knitters, Twist Collective; and regular columns for both Knitty.com and Lion Brand Yarns. Several of his independently published designs are available via Ravelry.com.

He travels constantly to teach knitters at shops and guilds across the country and internationally and has been a popular member of the faculties of such festivals as Vogue Knitting Live!, STITCHES Events, Sock Summit, and the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat.


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Betsy Hershberg
Betsy Hershberg is a life-long knitter whose knitting world was turned upside down and inside out when she learned how to bead knit in 2002. As ideas for combining beads and fiber began to take over her knitting brain, she found herself on a completely unexpected journey which has forever altered the way she thinks about her 'left-brained' self and the creative process. She is thrilled to be sharing some of these discoveries, along with unique bead-knitting techniques, and lots of fabulous projects and patterns in her book Betsy Beads: Confessions of a Left-Brained Knitter. Betsy also takes enormous pleasure in teaching, feeling it is especially rewarding to help knitters reach new levels of technical knowledge, confidence, and independence that will free them to explore their own individual creativity.

You can view her work at www.studiobknits.com.


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Margaret Hubert
Margaret has been in the needlearts business since 1973. She owned her own yarn shop for 12 years, and was needlework instructor for Bloomingdales for 9 years. She has written 23 books on knitting and crocheting. Some of the most recent ones are The Complete Photo Guide To Knitting, The Complete Photo Guide To Crochet, Lace For Adventurous Crocheters and Runway Crochet.

In addition to the books, she teaches at many venues all over the country, at national conferences, for guilds and local yarn shops.
Last year, Margaret was inducted into the Jean Leinhauser Crochet hall of fame.


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Michelle Hunter
As creator of Knit Purl Hunter, over a million knitters have come to rely on Michelle's online video instruction. Her passion for knitting education is evident in her book, Building Blocks, which progresses the beginning knitter through the major knitting principles.
Patience, enthusiasm and clear instructions are the hallmark of Michelle's lessons, whether online or in the classroom. Her designs have been featured in various publications and some are supported with video tutorials.


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Deborah Jarchow
After many years of teaching knitting and crochet, Deborah discovered weaving in 1996, and her love of fiber, texture, and color came together. Since then she has worked full time as a weaver and artist, including teaching fiber arts, creating and selling wearable art, giving lectures, and showing in local, regional, and national exhibits. Deborah's work has been exhibited at galleries and museums across the country, and she has won numerous awards and written articles for national publications. Her work has been commissioned by churches and is in many private collections. Since 2004 she has been an artist in residence, teacher, and weaver at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA. 
Deborah loves helping knitters discover the joy of weaving. Her class Rigid Heddle Weaving Beyond the Basics is now available on Craftsy.


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Galina Khmeleva
A former clothing designer from Russia, Galina is the owner of Skaska Designs and co-author of Gossamer Webs. She teaches techniques used in Russian Orenburg lace shawls.

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Barry Klein
Trendsetter Yarns company owner/designer Barry Klein has been knitting for 40 years. He started knitting by working in his family's knitting store, where all patterns were designed for the knitter's body. For the past 25 years he has worked as an industry teacher, doing knitting classes all over the world.
Barry has designed knitwear for magazines, along with knitwear for television shows, ice skaters, and movie stars. He has authored 5 knitting books and worked as a spokesman on Knitting Daily and other television knitting shows. He loves to share his love of yarn and everything that can be done with it. Barry has been voted one of the Top 10 Men who Knit/Design throughout history. Learn why "Let the yarn do the work" is his favorite motto.


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Janel Laidman
Janel Laidman learned to knit while an exchange student in Denmark, where she observed that all the Danish girls seemed to be able to knit socks and learn physics at the same time.  Wanting to be just as cool, she bought a sweater's worth of Icelandic yarn—and a lifelong odyssey was launched!
Janel is known for her artistic colorwork and lace designs.  Remembering those Danish days, she returned to the intriguing subject of socks and in 2005 wrote her first book, The Eclectic Sole.  Since then she's gone on to author The Enchanted Sole, The Sock Report, Skein Theory, and her newest venture, Art & Sole.

Janel lives in the semi-wilds of Eugene, Oregon, where she spends her time playing with wool string, spinning her own yarn, and inventing new and exciting ways to incorporate chocolate into her diet.


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Melissa Leapman
A popular teacher and prolific designer, Melissa Leapman is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books as well as numerous publications and DVD's from Leisure Arts. Her most recent titles are Knitting the Perfect Fit and The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook.

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Patty Lyons
PATTY LYONS (http://pattylyons.com/) is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking.

After deciding to leave her previous life as a Broadway stage manager to follow her passion and work in the knitting world, Patty managed a New York yarn store, and then in 2008 she joined Lion Brand Yarn to create the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York City, where she served as the Studio Director for five years.

Patty now teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, STITCHES, and the Knit and Crochet Show, Patty’s popular classes can also be found online at Knitting Daily and Craftsy, and her Improve Your Knitting class was named Craftsy’s most popular class of 2013!

Patty designs for yarn companies like Cascade and Takhi Stacy Charles, and her designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Creative Knitting, Knit 1,2,3, and Knit 'n Style magazines


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Dawn McCormick
Knitting since the age of 6 (thanks to mom's and grandma's patience—that's mom Jean Frost, jacket knitter extraordinaire), Dawn has been privileged to experiment with all types of knitting traditions and projects. Attending STITCHES for many years and learning from the best teachers in the field further enriched her knitting repertoire. Growing up with the adage "I don't need patterns" has given Dawn the freedom to acquire fiber first and then create something beautiful when inspired. She strives to instill this knitting confidence in all the people she works with.

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Deborah Newton
Deborah Newton celebrates over 30-years since the sale of her first sweater design. Her designs have appeared in all the major craft magazines and yarn company publications, along with her articles about various aspects of designing. Her first book Designing Knitwear, in print since 1990, helps knitters develop a process for becoming a designer. In her latest, Finishing School, she shares her expertise on — and love of! — putting sweaters together. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where she also works at her family’s business, Maps For The Classroom.

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Brooke Nico
Brooke began her designing activities by sewing her own wardrobe, inspired by drape and color. She brought her talents to knitting almost 10 years ago, first exploring modular construction, then lace. In 2006 Brooke became part owner of Kirkwood Knittery. As a dedicated teacher, Brooke guides knitters through the intricacies of techniques to make their projects as polished as possible.

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Kellie Nuss
Kellie is a self-taught knitter with a keen interest in the success of her students. A proud knitting geek, she loves to teach the principles and practices that are the foundation to every knitting technique and that allow any knitter to become confident enough to try anything they want. She is from Maryland and has been teaching professionally for 15 years. Kellie goes by kellamina on Ravelry.com and blogs at thesamestitch.com.

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Judy Pascale
Judy Pascale, a native of Connecticut and a life-long knitter, launched her career as a professional knitting instructor and designer in the early 1990s. She has professionally sold her unique knitwear under the name The Judith Collection, both privately and at juried shows. For several years she was employed at a yarn shop where she taught knitting classes and assisted numerous customers with their knitting and finishing problems. She is now exclusively teaching knit and design classes with the emphasis on customizing fit.
The second phase of Judy's design career combined knitting with beads. Using a non-prestringing technique and textured stitches, she has designed classes from small projects to garments. The most recent phase is wet felting. This ancient textile process remains vibrant and fascinating today. Either a Nuno scarf to wear or a decorative table runner or a bowl to decorate your home—creativity is endless.
Besides teaching for STITCHES, her experience includes The National Needle Art Association (TNNA), Vogue Knitting Live (VK Live), The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA), and yarn shops and guilds all over the country.

Most importantly, Judy has joined the ranks of other talented members of the knitting community whose explosive interest is creating a renaissance for the ageless art of knitting.


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Sarah Peasley
Sarah is a Michigan-based designer, teacher, and technical editor. She teaches at local yarn shops and guilds and for regional and national conferences.
Sarah's passion is making knitting accessible to everyone. She is known for the patience and humor with which she teaches, for the relevance and detail of her class notes, and for her ability to instill confidence and provide her students with a wide range of lasting skills. www.sarahpeasley.com


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Judith Shangold
Judith Shangold was a weaver in 1975 when she opened a yarn shop in Brooklyn, NY, called the Weaver's Studio. She taught weaving and knitting classes and had designs published in leading knitting magazines. In 1985 she moved to Boston and became the New England sales rep for several yarn companies, including Rowan, Colinette, Crystal Palace, and Manos del Uruguay. During this time she also developed her pattern lines: A Bear in Sheep's Clothing for bears and dolls and Designs by Judith, multi-gauge patterns for men and women. She distributed Manos yarn and produced the Design Source Collections of patterns for 8 years.
Having sold the business in 2007, Judith has returned to her first love, now weaving on a rigid-heddle loom. The garments in her book, Weave•Knit•Wear (available Septmber 2014, XRX Books), combine her knitting and weaving skills, flair for textiles, and interest in fashion.


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Jane Slicer Smith
Jane Slicer-Smith, author of 'Swing,Swagger, Drape: Knit the Colors of Australia, joins STITCHES from her Signatur Handknits studio in Sydney Australia. Jane has a flair for style with garment styling and colors and has created classes themed around her winter 2014 design range. Let her bring some colors to your needles, from simple striped Miters, a color trim for a touch of Chanel style, or easy steps of intarsia and Fair Isle (stranded). She uses cables within many of her designs not just for texture but also styling and loves to take texture into new directions. Jane generously shares hints, tips and techniques which she applies to her ready to wear collections and knitting kit designs each year.

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Carol Sulcoski
Carol J. Sulcoski is a former attorney turned knitting designer and hand-dyer. Her latest book is Sock Yarn Studio (Lark Crafts, 2012). She is author of Knitting Socks With Handpainted Yarns and co-author of Knit So Fine (both published by Interweave Press). Her work has been published in Vogue Knitting, KnitSimple, St-Denis Magazine, KnitScene, and various other books and magazines. She also founded Black Bunny Fibers (www.blackbunnyfibers.com), an independent dyeing business creating unique handpainted yarns and fibers, and her indie patterns can be found on Ravelry and Patternfish. She lives outside Philadelphia with her family.

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Beth Whiteside
Beth is a knitting teacher, designer, and technical editor whose curiosity has led her to visit many countries (stranded color, EPS, k1b, lace, ...) on the knitting-world map. Originally from New England, she now lives in San Francisco, where mountains, ocean, and Haight Street are always good sources of inspiration. What she loves most about teaching is finding ways to make light bulbs pop on in her students' heads and helping them grow as knitters. www.bethwhitesidedesign.com.

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Andrea Wong
Andrea was born and raised in South America. She teaches knitting at venues throughout the country, has been published in a variety of knitting magazines and is the lead designer for her business, Andrea Wong Knits.
She first learned to knit when she was 7 years old from her mother and has been knitting since. After receiving many invitations to teach regionally and nationally, she quit her position at the yarn shop and open her own business Andrea Wong Knits in 2003.
In the past 11 years Andrea has been the only teacher to teach thousands of knitters in the USA and abroad to use the Portuguese Style of Knitting. Andrea’s vast experience allows her to transmit her in-depth knowledge of this style, into clear, concise, effective instructions making the technique attainable for any knitter who is interested in learning this effective method.
Andrea is also very proud of her self-published book “Portuguese Style of Knitting - History, Traditions and Techniques” in 2010 and 3 DVDs on the subject.


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Myra Wood
Myra is a fiber artist, designer, and author of Crazy Lace, Creative Crochet Lace, and Knit in New Directions (XRX Books). She's appeared on TV shows including Knitty Gritty, Knit and Crochet Now, Uncommon Threads, and in online classes. Specializing in all things creative with a background in fine and graphic arts, Myra teaches a wide range of inspiring classes.

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Daniel Yuhas
Daniel Yuhas learned to knit as a college kid nearly 20 years ago, and the obsession has grown ever since. He believes that knitting is fundamentally good for the universe — every stitch we knit is an act of creativity, and loves it when his role as a teacher is to encourage that spark of creativity in his students. Daniel's first book, Knitting from the Center Out, came out in the Fall of 2012. Daniel lives and knits in Portland, Oregon.

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