March 12 – Inspired Cables – Fiona Ellis Fiona LOVES cables so in this presentation she hopes to inspire you to attempt the technique, delve deeper or maybe even try your hand at designing them yourself. She will speak a little about the technicalities, show you where she finds her inspiration and how she sets about designing a cable pattern. Fresh from the launch of her on-line Craftsy class “Mastering Cable Design” she will share her experience of teaching via the internet, and showcase her designs that have been featured in Twist Collective and from her book “Inspired Cable Knits”. Fiona graduated from DeMontfort University (England) with a degree in fashion knitwear design in 1993 and has been designing professionally ever since. Her work is much sought after, with sustained exposure in leading magazines such as Vogue Knitting, online in each issue of Twist Collective and as product support for yarn manufacturers. Demand for personal appearances and workshop instruction at international conferences and guilds, she is also a Craftsy on-line instructor. She is the author of Inspired Cable Knits, Knitspiration Journal and Inspired Fair Isle Knits.