Lily M. Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who has worked in the yarn industry for more than thirty years, as a designer, instructor, and author of books on knitting and crochet. Lily teaches extensively around the world. She now has instructional DVD’s out, distributed by Interweave Press, on Reversible Cables, Mosaic Crochet, Knitting Tips and Tricks, and Crochet Tips and Tricks. Her online classes (Knitted Short Rows, Crochet Stitch Sampler) are available at anniescatalog.com.
Miriam began knitting as a teenager, as a natural next step from sewing, crochet, and needlepoint. She's been designing and publishing since 2005, including her first book, Twist & Knit: A Dozen Patterns for Handspun, Hand-dyed and One-of-a-Kind Yarns. Her current love is combining all crafting in her curated email newsletter called CrossCraftual. Miriam's work features textural details and clever techniques, with positive/negative space playing a prominent roll. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her partner and two cats, Ekho & Stormageddon.
Kate Larson loves using fiber arts as a bridge between art and agriculture. She is the author of The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool (Interweave, 2015) and several videos, including "How to Spin Yarn to Knit". Her work has appeared in Spin-Off, Jane Austen Knits, and more. Follow her at KateLarsonTextiles.com.
For better than 40 years Stephenie Gaustad has taught classes in textile arts: spinning, weaving, dyeing. Her articles have appeared in the pages of Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, Spin Off , Jane Austen Knits, Knitwear and Ply magazines. Her replicate textiles hang in Pueblo Grande Museum, in Phoenix, Arizona. She illustrated The Alden Amos Big Book of Hand Spinning. Her most recent book, The Practical Spinners Guide to Cotton, Flax and Hemp, was released in the spring of 2014.