Speaker: Tanis Gray
A graduate of RISD, Tanis lives in Northern VA with her Mechanical Engineer husband and two children. She has been in the creative field for many years, including roles at Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, Hungry man Productions, and as the Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting/Sixth & Spring and co-editor of Knit.1. She has worked on projects with Warner Brothers, Lucasfilm, Tim Burton, and Disney.
With over 650 published knitting designs in her portfolio, her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide. Tanis had her own regularly-featured TV spot on PBS' Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell and has taught multiple online Fair Isle classes for Craftsy. It is her goal to help anyone who wants to learn how to knit accomplish their fiber goals. She is also a firm believer in using bright colors in knitting and wholeheartedly agrees with Ru Paul, who said, “Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”
She will join the guild in person to talk about some of her books, the process, how they came to be, who was involved and how the knitting patterns evolved for the books.
And on Monday afternoon she will teach a 3-hour knitting workshop focusing on her Sleeping Beauty- inspired Briar Rose Cowl pattern she created for the Magical Fiber Fantasy Retreat at Disney World. The cowl features rose, spinning wheel, dragon, and crown motifs, all nods to this classic fairy tale.
Registration for the 3-hour Workshop will open on the MKG website on March 12, 2024.
Learn more about Tanis on her website: https://www.tanisknits.com/fandom/