About Cecelia Campochiaro
Cecelia Campochiaro appeared on the knitting scene in 2015 with her debut book, Sequence Knitting. Knitting was a casual pastime until she had an ah-ha moment in 2010 and realized that interesting textured fabrics could be created by the simple repetition of a sequence of stitches. This idea evolved and led to her writing Sequence Knitting, which is a reference book about this mindful approach to knitting.
In the years since Sequence Knitting debuted, she has continued to develop new ideas in knitting. Sequence Knitting is about texture, and her new book, Making Marls, is about color. Making Marls, the act of working multiple strands together as one, is an old technique, but has never before been written about as an important technique in handknitting.
She lives in Silicon Valley, where for many years she developed specialized microscopes used in computer chip manufacturing. Textiles, photography and the arts have been a lifelong passion running in parallel with her technical life. In high school and college even though her main studies were in the sciences, she studied drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and photography. Not only is she interested in the arts and knitting, but she is also interested in books. Books have been the primary mechanism for knowledge transfer for over a thousand years. One of her missions is to honor that tradition and create books that are both informative and also beautiful objects in and of themselves. Makers love beautiful things, and Cecelia feels strongly that books should be as lovely as tools and yarns. Today she is fully dedicated to the fiber world and “unventing” new ways to make amazing knit fabrics.
Cecelia has a website ceceliacampochiaro.com where you can learn more about her activites. She also has patterns available on Ravelry.
Cecelia will be teaching one workshop for the Guild – only $30 for members!
Wednesday, October 6, 10 am – 12 noon – Three Sequence Knitting Shawls: Anywhere, Conversing, and Careful
Learn more about the October 2021 Guild Meeting and Cecelia’s visit here.