Wiley has so many great authors. Read on to learn more about them.
Pam Allen is the author of the bestselling first edition of Knitting For Dummies.
Kerry Arquette is the coauthor of Day of the Dead Crafts: More than 24 Projects that Celebrate Día de los Muertos. Kerry is a freelance writer and book creator. She was previously the Executive Editor of Books for Memory Makers, a line of books specializing in scrapbooking and paper crafts.
Melissa Averinos is the author of Small Stash Sewing: 24 Projects Using Designer Fat Quarters. She’s a fabric designer and painter who can usually be found getting messy in the studio in the back of her Cape Cod gift shop, Yummy Goods. Melissa has been a guest on Quilting Arts Television and was featured as a cover story for Cloth Paper Scissors’ STUDIOS magazine. Melissa’s blog is read by thousands who appreciate and respond to both her design sense and refreshing honesty.
Tracy L. Barr is a professional writer and editor, and has been an avid knitter for more than 30 years.
Susan Brittain’s was an assistant editor for Crochet Fantasy magazine and continues to design new projects for various yarn companies.
Carole Ann Camp is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Fashion Sewing. She also wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sewing Illustrated and coauthored Sew What! Skirts.
Miranda Caroligne Burns has been sewing and creating her own clothing since she could hold a needle. You’ll find Miranda reconstructing in the window-front of her boutique, miranda caroligne.
Toni Carr of the Naptown Roller Girls (aka Joan of Dark #5) is an avid lover of all things knit and crocheted, and the author of Knockdown Knits: 30 Projects from the Rollerderby Track. She has shown off her skills on the DIY shows Uncommon Threads and Knitty Gritty. You can follow Toni’s adventures at her blog Joan of Dark Knits.
Jennifer Casa is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crafting with Kids. A homemaker, mother, and lifelong crafter, she designs original sewing, knitting, and craft projects. Her work has been featured in dozens of print and online publications. Her blog is JCasa *handmade.
Laura Chau is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Sock Knitting. A self-taught knitter, designer, spinner, and dyer, she teaches at Toronto’s popular yarn store Lettuce Knit. Her website is cosmicpluto knits!
Therese Chynoweth is the author of Norwegian Sweater Techniques for Today’s Knitter. She’s the preeminent teacher of traditional Norwegian construction techniques and frequently travels the US teaching at yarn shops and yarn shows. Her designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, and Interweave Knits, among others.
Heather H. Dismore is a veteran For Dummies author and editor who is actively involved in crafting jewelry.
Heather Dixon, author of Not Your Mama’s Knitting: The Cool and Creative Way to Pick Up Sticks, studied knitwear design in Nottingham, England, and has had several of her pieces featured in the British press. After working as a freelance designer in Italy, she moved to New York City to become the designer of RELAiS Knitware, a line of contemporary ladies’ sweaters. You can buy her patterns for her line of accessories from her website. Heather’s blog is Army of Knitters.
Cheryl Fall is the author of several books, and her work has been featured in Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Country Living, and others.
Sonja Hakala is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Quilting and Quilting VISUAL Quick Tips. She has been a writer, editor, and designer for more than twenty years. She is also the editor of the book American Patchwork: True Stories from Quilters.
Melissa Halvorson is the coauthor of Handmade Underground Knitwear: 25 Fun Accessories for All Seasons. She runs a knitwear design business, Year of the Goat, works with ethically produced yarns, and teaches Knitwear Design, Textiles and Writing in the Fashion Department of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Melissa’s work was showcased on The Martha Stewart Show in 2008.
Sandi Henderson is the author of Sewing Bits and Pieces, 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps. She is a fabric and pattern designer who burst into the crafting and sewing world in 2007 with her debut line of fabric, Ginger Blossom. Since then, Sandi has gained international attention as a well-loved fabric designer. Her popular blog is read by thousands, and you can visit her website to check out her latest designs.
Anna Maria Horner is the author of Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing and Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby. As a top fabric designer in the textile and sewing industry, she is admired for her luminous palette and innovative patterns. Anna Maria continues to develop fabric lines for Free Spirit, and is building an ever-growing library of textiles to inspire creative souls worldwide. You can check out her latest work at her website. Her fabrics and projects have been featured in several national magazines including a designer profile in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and she has been a guest on The Martha Stewart Show. Anna Maria’s blog is read by thousands every day.
Rob Ives is a renowned paper engineer and paper crafter, having designed everything from mechanical flying pigs to 3-D stars to pop-up holiday cards.
Roni Johnson is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Collage & Altered Art. A lifelong artist, she is a professional designer for manufacturers and retail companies in the rubber stamp and altered arts industries. Her blog is Ink Stains.
Shannon LeVart is the designer behind Handmade Underground Jewelry: 25 Fun Projects for All Occasions. Completely self-taught from do-it-yourself books and equipped with a fearless ability to create mistakes over and over, Shannon has been designing jewelry for the last 18 years. In addition to being the founder and owner of a successful mixed-media jewelry business, she is also an experienced arts and crafts instructor for several venues from craft stores to trade shows.
Laura Long is the coauthor of Handmade Underground Knitwear: 25 Fun Accessories for All Seasons. She designs and creates patterns and pieces for designers, knitting magazines, and pattern books. She has worked with John Rocha, Rowan Yarns, Simply Knitting Magazine, and Knit Today, among others. She won a coveted Texprint award, allowing her to show at Premier Vision in Paris, and has also shown her designs at London and Paris Fashion Week exhibitions.
Rebecca Ludens is the coauthor of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts VISUAL Quick Tips. She is the Scrapbooking Guide for About.com and has appeared numerous times on the TV show DIY Scrapbooking.
Jan Saunders Maresh is a nationally known sewing instructor, educator, and journalist who is the bestselling author of 13 sewing books.
Mark Montano is a columnist and the lead designer for the TV series While You Were Out.
Judith Mackenzie McCuin is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Handspinning. She is a nationally known master weaver, spinner, and fiber artist, and her articles are regularly featured in Spin-Off magazine.
Debbie Brisson, known online as Stitchy McYarnpants, is the coauthor of Knitting it Old School: 43 Vintage-Inspired Patterns. She is the creator and curator of the Museum of Kitschy Stitches, a print gallery of notorious knits. Stitchy has appeared on the DIY network’s Knitty Gritty. You can follow her most recent adventures at her blog.
Chris Franchetti Michaels is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making & Beading, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Beadwork, Beading VISUAL Quick Tips, and Wire Jewelry VISUAL Quick Tips. She is a writer and jewelry artisan specializing in beaded designs, wirework, and metal fabrication. Her website is beadjewelry.net.
Melissa Morgan-Oakes is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting. She is a knitting instructor, pattern designer, and author of 2-at-a-Time Socks and Toe-Up-2-at-a-Time Socks. She sells self-published patterns through her company MelissaKnits and travels around the country visiting yarn shops and teaching knitting techniques to eager audiences.
Bernadette Noll is the coauthor of Make Stuff Together: 24 Simple Projects to Create as a Family. She is the cofounder of Slow Family Living, a movement which strives to help families slow down, connect, and enjoy their time together. You can visit her family crafting site, Future Craft Collective, to follow her latest adventures in crafting with her family.
Shannon Okey is the author of nearly a dozen books on knitting and other fiber arts and a columnist for knit.1 magazine.
Barbara Parry is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Hand-Dyeing. She dyes her own line of yarn produced from the wool of her flock and markets it under her label, Foxfire Fiber & Designs. Her blog, Sheep Gal, chronicles her adventures as a shepherd and fiber artist in the Berkshires.
Kristi Porter is the author of Knitting in the Sun: 32 Projects for Warm Weather, More Knitting in the Sun: 24 Projects to Knit for Kids, and Knitting Patterns for Dummies. Kristi is an author, designer, technical editor, and teacher. Her work has been featured in numerous books and online magazines. As a parent and teacher in Southern California, Kristi knows firsthand what appeals to kids and knitters in warm climates.
Tammy Powley designs and manages content for About.com’s jewelry-making Web site and is the author of numerous jewelry-making books and articles.
Nick Robinson is a professional origami artist and author of several origami books.
Joanne Seiff is the author of Fiber Gathering: Knit, Crochet, Spin, and Dye More than 20 Projects Inspired by America’s Festivals and Knit Green: 20 Projects and Ideas for Sustainability. Her writing and designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Better Homes and Gardens’ Knit It!, Spin-Off, Belle Armoire, and Wild Fibers magazines. Her work can also be found in the KnitPicks Yarn Catalog, Lion Brand book Just Gifts, the KnitLit books, and online at Knitty.com and Handspinners.com. You can check out her designs at her blog Yarn Spinner.
Kathie Sever is the coauthor of Make Stuff Together: 24 Simple Projects to Create as a Family. Kathie is the seamstress behind Ramonsterwear Custom Western Wear. She is the cofounder of Slow Family Living, a movement which strives to help families slow down, connect, and enjoy their time together. You can visit her family crafting site, Future Craft Collective, to follow her latest adventures in crafting with her family.
Caro Sheridan is the coauthor of Knitting it Old School: 43 Vintage-Inspired Patterns. Caro designs, sews, and sells her creations online through Splityarn.com. Within hours of posting a shop update, the high-quality, detail-oriented goodies are often snapped up and sold out. The accessories she crafts expressly for knitters and crocheters can be found in Knitty.com, the Interweave Knits Holiday Gift Guide, and crochet today!
Kate Shoup is the author or co-author of more than ten books covering a range of topics from sports to technology to crafts, including Rubbish!: Reuse Your Refuse, Not Your Mama’s Beading: The Cool and Creative Way to String ‘Em Along, and Not Your Mama’s Stitching: The Cool and Creative Way to Stitch It To ‘Em.
Carly Sommerstein writes for many publications and is the coauthor of Super Suite.
Alison Stewart-Guinee is the author of Fairy Tale Knits: 32 Projects to Knit Happily Ever After. Alison is an artist with a lifelong love and fascination with fiber arts. She currently teaches fiber classes and sells patterns designed for knitting classes and workshops. You can check out her work at her blog Alison by Hand.
Amy Swenson is the author of Not Your Mama’s Crochet: The Cool and Creative Way to Join the Chain Gang and Not Your Mama’s Felting: The Cool and Creative Way to Get It Together. Amy markets her own line of original patterns for knitting and crochet at Indigirl.
Sharon Turner is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design, Knitting VISUAL Quick Tips, and Find Your Style, and Knit It Too. She designed the Monkeysuits line of knitting patterns for children.
Jerry Vigil is the coauthor of Day of the Dead Crafts: More than 24 Projects that Celebrate Día de los Muertos. A self-taught Chicano artist, Jerry has carved bultos and retablos since 1998. Known in his hometown of Denver as the “Dean of the Dead,” he is a high-profile art activist and instructor. You can check out his latest work at his website.
Kim P. Werker is the coauthor of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crochet and Crochet VISUAL Quick Tips. She founded the online magazine Crochet Me and is a former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine. Her website is www.kimwerker.com.
Jeanne Wines-Reed is coauthor of Scrapbooking For Dummies and founder and Editorial Director of Scrapbook Retailer magazine.
Joan Wines assists her daughter Jeanne at numerous conventions and has advanced training in digital design.
Andrea Zocchi is the coauthor of Day of the Dead Crafts: More than 24 Projects that Celebrate Día de los Muertos. He studied art, photography, and design at the Massachusetts College of Art, School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, and Knox College.