Please come and join me in my English-speaking or my German-speaking Ravelry Group.
I learned how to knit from my great-grandmother in Germany, when I was six years old. My great-grandmother was a master teacher in all the needle arts. My mother owned a yarn shop and used to design knitwear. From a young age onward, I used to knit for her shop and assist in designing garments.
I have had designs featured in Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Love of Knitting, Knit ‘N Style and Knit Now and have designed for several yarn companies. However, thanks to Raverly, I really enjoy independently publishing my designs. Recently, I have had a crochet pattern published in Love of Crochet. Since I live in the movie capital, I also design knitting patterns and custom design and knit garments for several people in the movie industry.
I love the fact that women from all over the world are knitting my designs/patterns!
I also am the founder and executive director of Fanm pou Fanm (Women for Women), a non-profit organization that works with some of the poorest women in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We supply the women with yarn (donated from fellow Ravelers, Cascade Yarns and Skacel) who then crochet market bags. 100% of the profit goes back to the women who crochet the bags. We are in the process of opening a sewing shop where women can use the machines to sew garments for sale. We also teach the women basic business skills and supply them with fabric and yarn.