The Art of Hand-Knitting
Carter-Evans is an American fiber artist and knitwear designer with
extensive experience in knitting, crochet, weaving, and spinning. She
has industry experience in Product Marketing and Development for
apparel and knitted accessories, and also produced her own line of
apparel and accessories.
Cate's family has been involved in fiber arts for four generations. Her
grandmother and great-grandmother were weavers, and her mother was a
talented knitter and quilter. Cate has been spinning and crocheting
since the age of five, and initially picked up knitting at age 12. Her
passion was reignited as an adult upon discovering the world of
multi-colored Turkish stockings, and she has been knitting ever since.
Cate is passionate about fiber arts traditions around the world,
especially in China. She is a co-founder of the Qinghai Spinner's
Cooperative which provides livelihood work to rural women by providing
them with equipment and a market for their hand-spun yarns. She has
designed a range of hand-spun yarns produced by the cooperative and
used in high-end fashion ranges. She also teaches design and product
marketing to International Baccalaureate students through the Pathways
of Hope program.
Cate is an energetic and engaging teacher and is passionate about sharing the art and craft of knitting with her students.
Tay is an American sweater designer and fiber artist who brings vast
industry and teaching experience as well as a great passion for
knitting and design into the classroom to share with her students at
ELC. After achieving a bachelor's degree in fashion design from
the Parson's School of Design in New York City and Ecole Parsons Paris,
Sonia continued her studies in textile and surface design at Central
Saint Martins of London before joining London's Tom Cody print
design. There she worked as a textile designer and created
numerous prints for large to medium sized private-label apparel
companies. She later worked as a sweater and accessories designer
for Abercrombie and Fitch (Columbus Ohio), Eugenia Kim (NYC), and Gap,
Inc. (NYC), where she created stitch work and patterns for a variety of
labels in various markets around the world. For the past five
years, Sonia has shared her passion as a hand-knitting instructor at
the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC), Parsons School of Design
(NYC) and in various other schools and learning venues. Sonia is
a warm and engaging instructor with a genuine desire to share the
miracle of knitting with her students.
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