Knitting Daily TV is hosted by a cast of popular magazine editors: “Interweave Knits” Editor Eunny Jang, “Interweave Crochet” Editor Kim Werker, “Handwoven” Managing Editor and former Managing Editor of “Spin-Off,” Liz Gipson, along with Shay Pendray, original host of Needle Arts Studio. KDTV covers a variety of needle crafts—from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, and spinning—and guide viewers in learning to make fun yet smart one-of-a-kind designs using the latest products in yarn and fiber.
|Meet the Cast:|
|Eunny Jang – Knitting Expert
A knitter since age 3, Eunny Jang is an internationally-celebrated knitwear designer and editor of Interweave Knits magazine, a magazine for knitting enthusiasts. Around the offices her peers say that she is a knitting prodigy; two of her designs were recently voted into the Top 10 Best of Interweave Knits Readers’ Choice Awards. Prior to her career as editor and co-host, her blog See Eunny Knits (eunnyjang.com/knit), was a must-read for online knitting enthusiasts, averaging 10,000 unique visitors per day. For fun, Eunny cooks, runs long distance, wakeboards, and follows the Yankees. She lives in Rockville, Maryland.
|Kim Werker – Ace Crocheter
Kim Werker is the editor of Interweave Crochet magazine and got her start as the founder and creative director of CrochetMe.com, the online community about exploring creativity and encouraging innovation in crochet. She is the author or co-author of several books on crochet, including Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution, Get Hooked: Simple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff, Get Hooked Again, and Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting. She has written for Interweave Crochet, Crochet Today, Knit.1, and Yarn Market News magazines, and has toured the United States to promote and teach crochet. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and dog, and enjoys sushi, thunderstorms, spinning yarn, pie-baking, hiking, reading, and blogging.
|Liz Gipson – Spinning and Weaving Fiberista
Liz Gipson learned to weave at the age of six in a weaving workshop where her mother worked. Today her hobby is her career: Liz is the Managing Editor of Handwoven magazine and the former Managing Editor of Spin-Off magazine. She is also the author of the upcoming book, Weaving Made Easy. Liz studied wool science at Lincoln University in New Zealand and weaving and community development at Colorado State University. She delights in introducing newbies to the incredible community of weavers and spinners. She lives in Loveland, Colorado, with her husband and four cashmere-bearing goats.
|Shay Pendray – America’s Favorite Stitcher
Shay Pendray was the executive producer and host of Needle Arts Studio, public television’s longest-running program on the needlearts. Author of The Needleworker’s Companion, Shay is a world-renowned teacher, lecturer, designer, and businesswoman. She has taught more than 150 seminars on embroidery and business for such organizations as Embroiderers’ Guild of America, American Needlepoint Guild, Council of American Embroiderers, The National Needlework Association, Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild, American Professional Needlework Retailers and International Needle Art Retailers Guild. Shay was awarded the TEN Award in 1997 by The National Needlework Association. This award is presented annually to those individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions made to the needle art industry. Japanese embroidery is Shay’s passion and she has studied the art for more than 18 years with four different Sensei. She recently had the distinct pleasure of studying with Kiju Fukuda, Living National Treasure of Japanese Embroidery. Shay is one of the driving forces in bringing Japanese Embroidery to the United States. She lives in Detroit, Michigan.