Rohn Strong is an internationally recognized crochet and knitwear designer and teacher. He broke onto the scene with some crazy high fashion styles, but has transformed himself into a genuine start with simple designs that people love. His new book covers knitting during WWI and WWII.
Emily is a 17 yr old high school senior who saw how the economy was affecting her community. So she decided to do something to help. 9 months later Emily’s Hats for Hope Initiative has donated more than 2,500+ hats to the homeless and working poor and inspired similar projects in 18 states around the [...]
Pam Haschke founded Halos of Hope, a non-profit that provides handmade hats for cancer patients going through treatment that have suffered hair loss. She is a lifelong knitter who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. The generous donations from friends and family of handmade hats during her illness inspired her to start this organization, which now provides more than 2,000 hats to hospitals around the country, every month. This is her story.
Benjamin is the CEO of XRX Incorporated which encompasses Knitters Magazines, XRX Books, and the Stitches Expos. Having grown up in a yarn store, he has had a life long love for the fiber arts. After his father decided to retire from XRX, Benjamin left the software industry to get back to his roots. This is his story.
Alex Tinsley is a knitwear designer who specializes in cool, funky hat designs and has been doing so since 2006. Her work has been featured in magazines like Knit Scene and Knitty.com, and she recently released a collection in partnership with Malabrigo. Her website, Dull-roar.com, is the place she blogs about her knitting adventures.
Michael Wade was bitten by the fiber arts bug in 2004 and has never looked back. An avid spinner, Michael also produces the highly popular podcast Fiber Beat. When he’s not doing interviews he is helping coordinate the Men’s Fall Knitting retreat or teaching others to use a drop spindle at his local yarn store.