We are SO lucky to have Sandy as a teacher in the shop. Read more about Sandy below...
"I first learned to knit from my mom in the mid-1970s, and although I never learned to crochet from them, I have fond memories of watching my grandmothers and great-grandmothers crochet. I still have some of the beautiful items they made -- lace-edged hankies, doll dresses, and a little 3-dimensional chair made by crocheting together shaped pieces of greeting cards -- it’s so adorable!
After attending college and working in both the for-profit world (accountant and computer programmer) and the not-for-profit world (outdoor programs instructor at a county park and volunteer coordinator at a wildlife rehabilitation center), I’m happy to now have the opportunity to work exclusively with the fiber arts. I teach knitting and crocheting in the greater Puget Sound area, and I’m currently developing a line of knitting and crocheting patterns based on my own designs.
If you see me knitting or crocheting today, you’ll most likely see me making some sort of container -- I have a small (okay, big!) obsession with purses, bags, baskets and bowls. I enjoy knitting socks and hats, twined knitting, entrelac, felting, Tunisian crochet, knitting/crocheting with beads, and I always have a sweater in the works.
My husband, Gene, and I moved from Cleveland, OH to Covington, WA in 1997. We live there happily with our two cats: Wally, a beautiful Sable Burmese, and Felix, a very affectionate, long-haired boy!
I enjoy studying the medicinal and nutritional uses of wild plants, cross-country skiing, bicycling, hiking, backpacking, watching movies, and reading.