Kolette learned to knit, crochet, tat and embroider at the knees of her grandmothers who were both accomplished needlewomen. With a background in math, Kolette finds the structural elements of knitting especially intriguing. She enjoys learning new techniques. Being curious, she tends to find it difficult to follow a pattern exactly as written. She always wants to see what happens if she tries a new variation. Occasionally these explorations result in something worth repeating. Kolette can also be found in her garden, making preserves from her home grown fruit or walking with her dog, Dork.
Lisa Ellis is a freelance knitwear designer, owner of a wholesale pattern line and traveling knitting instructor in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area. Lisa has two publications with Leisure Arts and is also a contributing designer to more than a dozen other books and magazines. Lisa's passion is taking knitters to the next level. Lisa is a native of Washington state, currently living in Gig Harbor with her husband and 2 teenage girls.
Sivia Harding has worked with fiber art ever since she can remember. She learned how to knit in the year 2000 and almost immediately, began to design. She is known mainly for her exceptional lace and bead designs, although her patterns also include accessories, garments, and imaginative Moebius creations. She has been widely published in books and collections, including Jared Flood’s Wool People series and online magazines such as Twist Collective and Knitty. She is known as an enthusiastic, warm instructor, and really enjoys the cross-pollination of ideas that happens in a class setting. She feels she gets the better part of the bargain.
Mary Scott Huff is the author of The New Stranded Colorwork, and Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting. She fled the realm of Information Technology to pursue a more yarn-centered way of life. The many friends she found along the way have helped her become a nationally-recognized designer, teacher and author. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Mary shares a wee little house there with her husband, two children, some Scottish Terriers, and more yarn than is strictly necessary.
Andrea Rangel is a knitwear designer and teacher. She’s the author of Alterknit Stitch Dictionary and Rugged Knits (Interweave), and her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Twist Collective, and other publications, as well as independently. She lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
Barbara Seeler learned to knit as a child and has a life long ongoing love affair with fiber. In the early 90's she started spinning and quickly realized the pairing of spinning with knitting allowed unlimited exploration of fiber, color and texture. She taught at the Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild while living in Southern California, Peachtree Spinners Guild and Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild while living in Georgia. She served as director of The Handweavers Guild of America and is currently an active member of Valley Spinners Guild in Snohomish, The Snohomish Knitters Guild and Northwest Regional Spinning Association.