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Alison Ellen

Having trained in textile design at Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, and worked with hand printed textiles, Alison began designing and making hand knitwear in 1980. As well as an enjoyment of colour, texture and pattern, Alison explores shaping through the structure of knitting, designing clothes knitted all in one piece with emphasis on construction. Her ideas for textures and colours are sourced from the surrounding countryside, gardens, drawing landscape and visiting museums while traveling. Designs for shapes are influenced sometimes by studies of ethnic dress from around the world, but also from discussions with people trying on the garments, and seeing how different designs work on different people.

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Debbie Abrahams

Debbie Abrahams is a committed knitter since childhood, Debbie is a knitting pro, having studied Knitwear Design at Nottingham Trent University and graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Knitwear design in 1993. A nine year association with Rowan Yarns as a design consultant and then design consultant manager followed, before Debbie decided to spread her wings as a freelance designer although she continues in her role as a mobile design consultant for Rowan. Debbie specialises in hand knitting and has taught widely for the past 16 years and regularly tours both the UK and USA.

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Fiona Morris

Fiona Morris, is an experienced knitting teacher having been involved in teaching both hand and machine knitting at all levels from beginners to diploma level since the mid 1990s. She also works as a freelance designer and has contributed designs and articles to a number of UK knitting magazines over the last few years including Knitting, Let's Knit and Yarn Forward. You can find out more about her teaching and designs on her website www.distanceknitting.com or visit her blogs http://fidesigns.blogspot.com or http://fiknits.blogspot.com

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Heather Murray

Heather first started knitting at age 4 and still hasn't stopped. She enjoys most kinds of knitting, and knitting with most fibres (apart from fishing line). She is currently studying for a City and Guilds in knitting, which gives ample opportunity for learning new techniques, one of Heather's favourite pastimes. She lives in a village in Surrey, UK with her husband, a lot of tropical fish, and an ever-increasing yarn mountain. You can read more about what Heather is up to at http://www.heatherknits.com/blog/ After the obligatory tie-dye t-shirts and socks phase Heather discovered yarn dyeing in 2006 and hasn't looked back. She enjoys experimenting with different dyes, fibres and methods of application, and of course playing with all the pretty colours.

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Jen Landstrom

Jen Landstrom is a talented designer who earns her living creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces in her own line called {hippopotamus gifts}. Her signature tote bags boast beautifully simplistic designs while maintaining their practical function. Join Jen as she offers helpful tips for your own sewing and knitting projects.

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Jill Mundy

Jill Mundy has been knitting for almost as long as she can remember. Predominantly a hand-knitter, she discovered machine knitting as part of her degree in surface pattern and textile design and was a freelance designer before joining Knit1.tv. She loves the different textures that can be achieved with just a mixture of plain and purl stitches - with the odd yarn forward and slip stitch thrown in. Also a keen embroiderer, Jill enjoys combining yarn and fabric in her knits and experimenting with felting yarn.

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Kim Carlston

Kim Carlson is a woman of many hats. A noted writer, editor, and former elementary teacher, Kim's words have been published in numerous educational and hobby publications. She has authored numerous children's books, is a mother of two, and is an avid traveler. Kim has been crocheting, quilting, and sewing for most of her life. She enjoys the practical side of the hobby, but really knows how to keep things fun, too.