Edie Eckman Many years ago, Edie Eckman co-owned a yarn shop. No one told her that yarn shop owners don’t actually get time to crochet or knit, so after a few years she closed the shop and turned to designing and teaching. She considers herself fully bi-textural, and likes to serve as a Knit-Crochet Diplomat, easing the schism that can exist between the two disciplines. As a freelancer, she wears a number of different hats in the fiber arts world, including:

Writing books on knitting and crochet
Teaching at conventions, shops and guilds nationwide
Teaching online at Craftsy.com and Creativebug.com
Designing her own line of patterns
Designing for magazines and yarn companies
Editing fiber arts books
Serving as technical editor for knitting and crochet patterns
Serving as contributing editor to knitting and crochet magazines
Master Teacher for Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructors Program

Edie serves as a technical editor for yarn companies and independent publishers and writes columns for Creative Knitting magazine. Her designs have appeared in Knitters, Interweave Crochet, Creative Knitting, Knit N Style, and many other publications. She has taught at Stitches events, Vogue Knitting Live, The National Needlearts Association, The Knit & Crochet Show, Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair, New York State Sheep & Wool Festival (Rhinebeck), Fall Fiber Festival (Montpelier), and other national venues. Edie travels extensively to teach both knitting and crochet. Her articles and designs have appeared in many yarn company publications and magazines. Edie is the author of Christmas Crochet for the Hearth, Home & TreeConnect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Socks to Knit for Those You Love, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, The Crochet Answer Book and Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs. Together with Judith Durant, she edited Crochet One-Skein Wonders and Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies.