In my teaching and design work in the fiber arts (mainly crochet and knitting), I emphasize
garment designs that are light, comfortable, and easy to wear, like those you see on this page.
I hope you'll enjoy browsing this site, where you'll find:
-- crochet and knitting patterns you can order to make items of my own design, from sweaters to ponchos, that are classic without being stodgy, fun but not radical. For quickest and easiest ordering, try my Ravelry page.
-- a calendar of upcoming classes and workshops I'll be teaching in the Washington D.C. area and at fiber arts gatherings all around the country.
-- occasional offers of great tools and equipment.
-- yarn/pattern kits for producing some accessories (right now, see my Kits that let you create your own one-of-a-kind Painted Shawl (photo at right) in a variety of complementary colors to match your personal palette.
-- free patterns and hints ; links to other useful sites; corrections , when needed; and other information.
Latest patterns include a marvelous crocheted skirt (photo at right),
a short cape in an expanding shell pattern, and a
long, elegant kid mohair shawl.
News for March 2014
Planning is underway for the Knit and Crochet Show 2014,
July 23-27, Manchester, New Hampshire
Registration isn't open yet, but I will be teaching the following classes there:
Color Crochet (PULAD Method)
Creative Post Stitches - Ribs and Baskets
Aran Crochet - Basic Cables and Traveling Stitches
Teaching Challenges (for teachers of crochet/knitting)
I have now posted dates for my
regular classes at Aylin's Woolgatherer
for the rest of 2013.
(Check under the "Classes" tab)
Thanks for your pattern purchases from me on Ravelry.com!
Remember, all my patterns can now be downloaded from the Ravelry site.
This is more convenient, cheaper, and quicker for most people.
Use Paypal or your credit card.