Terri Shea

Terri Shea

I worked for many years in the computer field, building and repairing systems, installing networks, providing technical support, building web sites, and managing others who build them too. I left the workforce when maternity leave coincided with the big dot.com crash of 2001.

The job market was terrible, so I decided to dedicate myself as a Stay-At-Home-Mom. I found it very difficult to step from the 60-70-hour work weeks of the dot.com bubble to 24-hour a day mothering duties with nothing to show at the end of the day but eighteen dirty diapers. I started submitting knitwear designs in 2002 to provide the kind of project-oriented direction I had been used to previously.

In 2005 I enrolled in the Museum Studies certificate program at the University of Washington Extension Services. I never finished my anthropology degree, but I thought this program might, with my other work experience, allow me to volunteer or work at a museum, especially in a textile department. The program took me much farther than I imagined: Selbuvotter is a direct result of my certificate.

In 2011 I republished a classic volume, Norwegian Knitting Designs. This work was originally published in 1929 and remained in print until the author’s death in the 1970’s.

original designs

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Garter to Go
Knitter's Magazine 112, Fall 2013
Petal
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Cabled Pullover
Plymouth Yarn N044, Baby Alpaca Brush
Eskimo Sweater
Knitting Traditions, Fall 2011
Nova Glove
Terri Shea Knits
Caught in a Web Mittens
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Tulip Mittens
Terri Shea's Ravelry Downloads
Kitty Selbu
Terri Shea's Ravelry Downloads
Roses and Pomegranates
Terri Shea's Ravelry Downloads
Berries Cardigan
Terri Shea's Ravelry Downloads
Fishtail Vest
Fiber Gathering: Knit, Crochet, Spin, and Dye More than 20 Projects Inspired by America's Festivals
Norwegian Stockings to Knit
Piecework, Jan/Feb 2008
Annemor #17
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #16
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #12
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #10
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #9
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #7
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #6
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #3
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #2
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #1
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #14
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #13
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #12
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #11
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #10
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #9
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #8
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #6
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #5
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #4
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #3
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #2
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
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Annemor #15
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #4
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
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Annemor #5
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Selbu Bag
Nordic Knits 2007: Knitting Patterns Inspired by the Nordic Knitting Conference
Eyelet Rib Wristlets
Terri Shea's Ravelry Downloads
Annemor #11
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
NHM #1
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #13
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemore # 13 Front
NHM #7
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #8
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Annemor #14
Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition
Stacy Pullover
Big Girl Knits
P1140059
Garden Party
Rainbow Knits for Kids
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