Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton has NEWS to share and visited the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird to tell us all about her FIRST and BRAND-NEW Craftsy Class. It’s very kind of her to take time out to schedule us in, she’s preparing to head to her shop in Sweden for the summer!
Cornelia’s design career began when she sold her first piece to Vogue Knitting in the early 80’s. She had been designing ready-to-wear in New York at that time.
Now, she’s multi-tasking with a yarn Line, Heaven’s Hand by Hamilton Yarns, and recently added kits, like the Alcott Laptop/iPad cover, which incorporates texture and her love of color! She’s also been doing a bit of collaborating with Black Bunny Fibers, Carol Sulcoski’s yarn brand, we’ve recently featured on Yarn Thing.
With the New Craftsy Class, Innovative Openwork Scarves, Cornelia can share with us, no mater where she is or our own ability to travel, a unique openwork technique that allows us to knit shapes without cutting your yarn strand. There are many benefits to taking a Craftsy class, among them, that you can take the class on your own schedule, spend as little or as much time as you want, and the classes don’t expire, so you can take it over and over. Marly also mentioned that you can ask questions and the teacher is the one who responds to answer your questions, the classes are so well put together by the teacher and the production crew at Craftsy, there are not a lot of questions to respond to for the teachers. She also says that the students often help other students too, because the answers appear with the class.
Cornelia does still teach classes and offers her yarn in trunk shows, mostly on the East Coast, traveling between Georgia and New York. She is a beloved teacher at the Stitches Events, too, specifically at Stitches West and Stitches South, and Vogue Knitting Live.
It was not mentioned by there is a book that she has contributed to, 50 Garter Stitch Gifts to Knit: The Ultimate Easy-to-Knit Collection Featuring Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted which was compiled and published by Sixth & Spring just last month. Here is the link in Amazon to peek at, or the page in Ravelry to see the various designs include.
This was not Cornelia’s first visit with the Yarn Thing podcast, she has been a great guest and supporter, offering her time and advice. Her first visit was in November 2009, then again about a year ago and about six months ago to share a recent addition to her yarn line.
If you missed hearing this live today, it is still in the archives: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/06/04/cornelia-tuttle-hamilton-has-news or in iTunes.