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. 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
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 both Creative Knitting and Crochet! magazines. Her designs have appeared in Knitters, Interweave CrochetCreative Knitting, Knit N Style, and many other publications. She has taught at Stitches events, 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, including Interweave Crochet ,Knitters and Knit ‘N Style. Edie is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Socks to Knit for Those You LoveAround the Corner Crochet Borders, The Crochet Answer Bookand Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs. Together with Judith Durant, she edited Crochet One Skein Wonders.
Edie has participated in numerous interviews for newspapers (both local and national), blogs, and podcasts. Most recently she was on the Yarn Thing podcast hosted by Marly Bird. You can listen to her interview here.