Our Magical Teachers
LIZ GIPSON is smitten with small looms and big possibilities. A popular weaving teacher, she finds great joy in helping weavers hone their skills. She is the author of Weaving Made Easy and has four video workshops from Interweave. Liz hosts Yarnworker.com, a site for rigid-heddle weaving know-how and inspiration. Her newest book Handwoven Home was released in the Spring of 2017.
Laura’s passion is teaching and designing knitting. She shares that passion every week with her co-host and viewers of her podcast, TheKnitgirllls. She has also taught at numerous local yarn shops, libraries, and events such as SSK, Magnolia Fiber Festival, and Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza.
Laura enjoys designing items that are intuitive and fun to knit. She has published over 45 designs including LaLa’s Simple Shawl, Socks on a Plane, and the Alice Elizabeth Shawl.
TANIS GRAY, a graduate of RISD, lives in Fairfax, VA with her green Mechanical Engineer husband, young son and newborn daughter. Having worked at Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, in the art department in the film and television industries, and a 4-year career as the Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting and co-editor of Knit.1, she has been working in the creative field for many years.
Tanis has over 450 published knitting designs, and her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide, including 12 covers. She also edits and photographs other knitting books, plans and executes social media for numerous yarn companies and teaches advanced knitting often in and around the Metro DC area. Tanis has her own regularly-featured TV spot on PBS’ Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell.
Check out her website at www.tanisknits.com for more info.