Joggling teaching, designing, and writing

Many people are asking me what do I do. My friends, designers, would understand me when I am at loss how to answer that question. I learned to analyze the person who is asking me and answer accordingly to their knowledge of knitting, publishing work, and a small business. The truth is that I really […]

Combination or Knit and Purl 3-needle bind off

Learn both knit and purl bind off and use the appropriate one for your fabric.

Three days until VKL

I am very excited to go to Chicago to teach at Vogue Knitting Live this coming weekend. It is always great to see many familiar faces who are also well-known designers and teachers. But most of all I love to meet my students and share with them what I am working on these days. For example, […]

Designing Shades of Amber

Why Amber? Maybe because I lived in Russia and remember the day my dad bought an Amber necklace for my mom that she wore often or it is simply so beautiful and fascinating on its own, butI always loved Amber. There are so many shades of this interesting substance that is not really a stone, but […]

Lithuanian Knitting

 This unique and well-written book on history and techniques of Lithuanian Knitting comes from a very deeply rooted interest in the author’s hearts. Donna Druchunas and June Hall are taking us on a tour of one of the Baltic countries that is rich in textile traditions and many other crafts. Their main focus is on […]

TNNA is coming up

Every half a year I go to our trade show called TNNA (The National Needlearts Association). Over the years I got to know so many people in the industry and every time I come there I meet someone new.  Going there, talking to people, seeing new yarns, books, designs, tools and notions is a must […]