Mon, 3 March 2014
On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (03/03/14) my guest will be designer, teacher, and now author Brooke Nico. Brooke began her designing activities by sewing her own wardrobe, inspired by drape and color. She brought her talents to knitting almost 10 years ago, first exploring modular construct, then lace. In 2006 Brooke became part owner of Kirkwood Knittery in St. Louis, MO. Brooke got inspired by the intricacies and challenge of lace knitting in 2008. This is really where she has made her mark on the knitting world. She sees the patterns in small mathematical blocks & creates some of the most beautiful flowing garments in the field today. Her talent has been recognized by Vogue Knitting, Knitter's Magazine, & Debbie Bliss magazines. She taught at the first VKLive event in New York City in 2011 and at VKLive L.A., as well as many STITCHES events. Her first book, Lovely Knitted Lace (published by Lark) is being released as we speak. The sub-title of the book is ‘A Geometric Approach to Gorgeous Wearables'. I have a pre-release copy of her book and I have to tell you that it's just beautiful. Brooke is a lot of fun. She enjoys giving me a hard time, which should make for an interesting episode. I hope you'll join us for this show.