Lorna is a free-lance knitwear designer, working for yarn companies, book and magazine publishers and yarn shops. She has designed for Brown Sheep, Lion Brand, Berroco, Classic Elite, Knitter's, SouthWest Trading Co., Lorna's Laces, Jade Sapphire, Knit It, Interweave Knits, American School of Needlework and more. Her favorite designs are sweaters and purses.
Lorna also teaches at Stitches events and at shops and guilds around the country. Her class "specialties" have gradually become creative blends of knitting and other crafts.
If the name "Lorna" reminds you of a yarn company, you are correct! Lorna was the original owner and founder of Lorna's Laces Yarns. She started the company in 1985 and ran it through 2002, then decided to focus all of her creativity on designing, something that was getting pushed aside due to all the other business responsibilities. The company was sold to Beth Casey in Chicago and continues the legacy of beautiful colors, quality yarns and a highly respected reputation.
Lorna joined us as one of our guests presenters for Skein Lane Retreat 2004. She so inspired one of our retreaters that at our next retreat she - Debbie - showed her own memory afghan.
Lorna was with us in April 2007 for Knitting with Hand-dyed Yarns and was with us again in June and her class offerings included Fairisle and Twisted Cords and Ties.
Most recently, 2009, Lorna's book, Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting has been released. It is a lovely book....compelling stories and great patterns.