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Most of us knit or crochet to relax. What do you do?
As a new home owner, I enjoy spending time in my yard, pulling the odd weed and pretending that I am gardening Ã¢ÂÂº. When I knit, I enjoy listening to movies or audio books (I never did get through Anna Karenina on my own but having David Horovitz read it to me on my iPad is a treat!).
Which knitting and crochet luminaries (living or dead) would you invite to a dream dinner party?
Betsy Hershberg, Kit Hutchin, Vivian HÃÂ¶xbro, Emma Jacobsson, and Sally Melville.
Tell us about your most unusual teaching experience.
Giving a lecture on Bohus Stickning to 125 needlework professionals in Tokyo in the summer of 2009.
WhatÃ¢ÂÂs the latest knitting or crochet technique you learned that rocked your world?
Blended Intarsia (an Ã¢ÂÂunventionÃ¢ÂÂ by my friend Susan Newhall). The way in which Susan combines technique and colorwork is truly amazing! Â
When you look at another designerÃ¢ÂÂs work, what makes you say Ã¢ÂÂwowÃ¢ÂÂ?
Clean lines, interesting shapes, fun use of color, and immaculate finishing.
Have you ever seen one of your designs on someone Ã¢ÂÂin the wildÃ¢ÂÂ? WhatÃ¢ÂÂs that feeling like?
Perhaps not truly in the wild but my friend Ellen Silva recently won a ribbon in the Minnesota State Fair for a pair of beaded cuffs I designed. I was unreasonably excited (and I am teaching a beaded cuff class at Stitches East).
One last thing - what are you most looking forward to about STITCHES?
ThatÃ¢ÂÂs easy Ã¢ÂÂ meeting my students and spending time with them in the classroom!