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Michele Costa
Michele Costa is the dreamer, maker & lead designer for 144 Stitches and founder of the Stitch & Hustle blog, for the maker community.

Born and raised in NYC, Michele has loved all things yarn since she was a child.

After a successful career in television production, Michele turned her attention to fiber and launched 144 Stitches. Designing and creating modern crochet & knitwear, she's worked extensively in the fiber industry for nearly ten years.

Before working with Stunning String to develop an exclusive Learn To Knit & Learn To Crochet Class Program, Michele worked with  Red Heart, Manos del Uruguay, Knitter's Pride, We Are Knitters, Universal Yarn, Lion Brand Yarn, Wool And The Gang, and many others. Besides designing for them, her designs have appeared in well-known industry magazines.

 Her immigrant grandparents instilled and inspired her love for working hard and bringing dreams to reality.

 Her designs are inspired by her love of travel and architecture and and named thusly.  

In 2017, Michele launched Stitch Up Events promoting diversity and inclusion in the fiber arts community. Michele believes, "Fiber arts is our common thread", and feels her true calling is to share her love for fiber arts. She works hard to build safe gathering and creative spaces for fiber enthusiasts, building a diverse community one stitch at a time.

Visit Michele's website at www.michelecosta.com.