I learned how to knit as a child, not realizing how important that skill would become many years later. In college I studied art and photography. Shortly after graduation, I rediscovered knitting and then moved back to Germany—it was a creative and inspiring time for me artistically.
My husband’s career change brought our family to Minnesota, and I began to teach knitting. The need for employment with flexible hours and teaching a skill (having a resurgence of popularity) was a perfect fit. I have had the good fortune to be published in InKnitters Magazine, Spin-Off Magazine, and 60 Quick Knits From America’s Yarn Shops.
When Anoka Fiber Works opened, I found a home with a community of makers. Four years ago my husband bought me a Cricket loom for my birthday. Within a year I purchased a floor loom, which is in my studio space.
At Anoka Fiber Works I teach technique-based knitting classes, beginning rug hooking, and button-making. I also have pins, notecards, and hats for sale at the shop. You can find me on Ravelry as momartist.