Annie Modesitt and Drew Emborsky
Drew Emborsky’s quirky title as”The Crochet Dude” and his kitschy tongue-in-cheek designs have made him a household name in the fiber design world. His unique role as a male knitter and crochetier has opened doors for other men who were stuck in the closet with their yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks. Drew studied fine art at Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He co-authored “Men Who Knit and the Dogs Who Love Them”; (Lark Jan 08) and his latest book of crochet designs for guys will be published in fall 2008 (Lark). Drew offers patterns and a peek at his day-to-day life at The Crochet Dude Blog.
He lives in Houston, Texas with his two cats, Chandler and Cleocatra.
A native of Ohio, Annie taught herself to knit at age 25 before a move from NYC to Texas. The Texas tenure didn’t last, but knitting did, and upon her return to the NY area Annie began knitting for other designers and designing for major knitting magazines. Her work has appeared in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knitters Magazine, Cast On, Family Circle Easy Knitting, McCalls Needlework and several family oriented magazines.
Author of Confessions of a Knitting Heretic, Knitting Millinery and editor of the 2006 Accord Crochet Pattern A Day Calendar and the collection of fiber essays, Cheaper Than Therapy, Annie has contributed to many knitting books including Stich N’ Bitch, Scarf Style, Wrap Style, the Vogue Knitting Book, and Weekend Knitting and Holiday Handknits. Twist & Loop (Potter Craft, 2006) and Men Who Knit And The Dogs Who Love Them (Lark, Jan 2007) Annie’s the inventor of the astoundingly clever Flip Knit, a low tech, portable alternative to knitting videos.
Annie knits using the Combination Method and believes that there truly is no wrong way to knit. She lives in St Paul, MN with her husband, kids and assorted pets.