Designer, Teacher Lorna Miser was the lovely guest today on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.
This is the first visit for Lorna, unbelievably, although she has been a great friend to Marly (Tammy recalls meeting her at a Stitches Pajama Party where she participated as a judge).
Lorna is most recognized as the founder of Lorna’s Laces. Lorna briefly shared the beginnings of that and how it became so universally known. And her love of purple. Lorna’s Laces is now recognized by Beth Casey and Lorna is fond of the memories of being so busy, but having a product so beloved that a 3 month delay in receiving product was OK. She is appreciating the need now of teaching others to carry on this craft.
Designing has been part of her work, too. She says her favorite designs incorporate a simple design that is much easier than it looks. And right now, Baby items are a favorite project, especially with four grandchildren and two more on the way. She loves textures and colors, putting grown-up fashions on little folks tickles her. She says the kids are so impressed what what’s made for them!
Lorna is not a yarn snob, she (like Marly) are both designing with Red Heart Yarns. In fact, searching Ravelry for RHY patterns designed by Lorna yields between 60 and 70 designs! They realize that there are some projects that demand certain factors of care or colors. Lorna has been playing with dying a little and, while not competition for Lorna’s Laces, is feeling inspiration.
Lorna’s website is www.lornamiserdesigns.com and she has a designer page in Ravelry. The Fiber Wild Lorna Miser Make-A-Long (CAL/KAL) can be found at this link. Scroll all the way to the bottom for that fun button!
If you missed hearing this live, it’s available as an archive at this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/09/15/designer-teacher-lorna-miser or in iTunes.