October’s Superstar is Romi Hill
Hope the display of a few of Romi Hill designed shawls at the April meeting will tempt you to sign up for the workshops that will be offered in October. Romi will be speaking at the October AKG meeting.
Rosemary (Romi) Hill learned to crochet and bead in preschool. After being begged incessantly, Romi’s mother finally relented and taught her to knit, as well. It was love at first stitch. She knit off and on throughout several phases of life, until in 2002, she resumed knitting passionately after a long hiatus, discovering the internet knitting community in the process.Learning to knit lace prompted the 2005 founding of her company, Designs by Romi, selling handmade shawl pins and sweater closures. In 2006, she began designing knit jewelry and lace. Her patterns have appeared in several books, in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knitty, and Twist Collective, and Interweave Press published her book: Elements of Style: Knit + Crochet Jewelry with Wire, Fiber Felt + Beads in late 2008. Check out her designs on Ravelry here. Her website is: http://www.designsbyromi.com/
Her eBook subscription “7 Small Shawls to Knit, Year 3″ is currently wrapping up and she is currently planning another. She recently moved to beautiful Northern Nevada.
Please click here for a printable PDF with descriptions of the workshops that she will be teaching
and a registration form to print and mail in, with a check to the AKG for the workshops you’d like
to take. Registration is open to AKG members in May, and opens to others June 1.
Date: June 15, 2013, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Place: SEFAA, 1705 Commerce Drive, NW, Atlanta
Joni Rotruck, AKG member and lace knitter par excellence, will teach beginning lace. Students will learn an easy eyelet pattern, feather and fan, and several versions of basic lace design. Supplies needed are lace or sock yarn and appropriate needles. No homework! Fee is $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
Please see Betty Bahl at the workshops table at the next AKG meeting to sign up, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Past hosted programs and or workshops
with knitting design “superstars” include:
- Gwen Bortner
- Beth Brown-Reinsel
- Laura Bryant
- Chris Bylsma
- Lily Chin
- Candace Eisner-Strick
- Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
- Theresa Gaffey
- Sivia Harding
- Arnhild Hillesland
- Barry Klein
- Ginger Luters
- Sally Melville
- Lucy Neatby
- Debbie New
- Alice Starmore
- Meg Swansen
- Janet Szabo
- Barbara Walker
- Joyce Williams
- Nancie Wiseman
- Kathy Zimmerman