Patty Lyons, Knitwear designer and teacher joined us live from under a blanket, watching the nor’easter storm outside the window, to chat with Marly Bird on the Yarn Thing Podcast today.
Patty has been a guest on Yarn Thing before and we love having her back every time. Taught by Grandma when she was a kid, dropped it till she was a Broadway Stage Manager and took it up again with various actors and crew during slow stuff. She didn’t realize she was a designer for a long time after she was just ‘making stuff up’. Also she spent a long time working in a yarn store and for a yarn company, where she gained an incredible skill of interpreting what EVERY different knitter’s EVERY different technique so that she could help them when they have issues or get into trouble!
Currently she spends time teaching, working with Interweave on webinars (Secrets of Yarn Substitution and Blocking Techniques in Knitting) as well as three brand new video classes coming soon, Craftsy classes (Improve your Knitting and Explorations in Cables) and with Annie’s Classes.
There are some episodes of Knitting Daily TV coming up early in 2015 that she has filmed so check local listings for when those air, they begin January 15th.
Patty has a wonderful website where you can subscribe to her newsletter. You’ll also find information about UPCOMING CLASSES such as VKLive and Stitches Expos (she was just at Camp STITCHES in New Mexico), there’s information about the Caribbean Cruise with Melissa Leapman and Laura Nelkin, December 2015, which is very reasonably priced.
She will also have an advice column in Creative Knitting called Patty’s Pearls of Wisdom. No links available for that at this time, and I’m hoping it’s spelled PURLS….
IF you missed hearing this great visit the episode is archived where it aired live https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2014/12/09/patty-lyons-knitwear-designer-and-teacher or in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/patty-lyons-knitwear-designer/id313541727?i=327089616&mt=2