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Media & Testimonials

Edie has participated in numerous interviews for newspapers (both local and national), blogs, and podcasts.

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Listen to an interview with Edie in the B. Hooked Podcast in June 2017.

Listen to an interview with Edie in Marly Bird’s Yarn Thing podcast in June 2017.

Listen to an interview with Edie in episode 402 of the Ready, Set, Knit! podcast from WEBS – America’s Yarn Store.

Read an interview with Edie in the December 2014 issue of Knitsy (subscription required).

Listen to Edie’s visit with Kellie Nuss at EduKnit (subscription required).

Listen to Edie’s visit with Shalene and Gayle on the Yarniacs podcast.

Read an AP article about crochet

Listen to Edie’s visit with Benjamin Levisay on the Fiber Hooligan podcast.

Listen to Edie’s visit with Marly Bird on the Yarn Thing podcast.

Listen to the Yarn Thing


Read Edie’s answers on the Red Heart Yarns blog to questions from Salena Baca of the Design Wars Challenge.

Listen to Edie’s interview on the KnitPicks podcast.

Read a book review of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs.

Read Franklin Habit’s review of a class of Edie’s.


Class reviews of Edie’s teaching are consistently positive.

“This was a terrific class. Edie has the ability to present ideas so that all types of learners can understand…”
– C. Boyd, knitting student and professor of education

“I like Edie Eckman right off the bat. She’s personable, organized, and enthusiastic…”
-Franklin Habit

“I wanted to let you know how much value I got from your tech writing class at TNNA. I wasn’t sure I was going to learn much, because I’ve been designing and publishing sweater patterns for eight years now…My goal of learning how to work with a tech editor was definitely achieved in your class. But, I also got a whole lot more. A huge boost in confidence in my abilities…I was in the process of writing a pattern for a shawl-collared, saddle-shouldered cardigan with much additional finishing detail… After your class I was able to approach the project with a new attitude {and} a renewed confidence…

So, thank you for the knowledge, but especially the confidence.”
— message from student in TNNA Technical Writing & Editing for Knitters and Crocheters class

“I saw the comment “If you love making granny squares, but hate sewing them together, this is the class for you”. That fit me to a T. I have learned lots of practical and pretty ways to attach squares, which is much more enjoyable than just sewing them together. I especially love the continuous final round method. Edie is a very good instructor with a great love of teaching that really shows.” — 5 star review from Craftsy user Contenda, about the Joining Crochet Motifs class

“This class was absolutely fantastic! I feel like I learned many skills that are already improving the results of my projects. It answered some of the questions I’ve come across while crocheting. Understanding stitch multiples is very helpful! Edie is a great teacher who is very involved with the class, and she is genuinely interested in your projects. Highly recommend this class for anyone who is comfortable with crochet basics and ready to take your crochet to the next level. I have signed up for Edie’s class on edgings, and I am looking forward to beginning that.” — 5 star review from Craftsy user Bunnybread, about the Improve Your Crochet class