About Norah Gaughan.
Norah was raised by artists in the Hudson Valley. Norah’s father, Jack Gaughan, was a well known science fiction illustrator in his day while her mother Phoebe Gaughan illustrated how-to books and magazines in the home and crafts fields. While immersed in both art and needle arts from an early age, Norah also maintained an intense curiosity about science and the natural world, going on to earn a degree in Biology/Art from Brown University.
During the years that followed she concentrated on her greatest love – knitting. First as a freelancer for yarn companies and knitting magazines; then as the design director at JCA, followed by a nine-year stint as the design director at Berroco where she headed up the design team and published sixteen eponymous booklets. Norah’s upbringing, schooling and experience coalesce in her four hardcover volumes Knitting Nature, Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook, Norah Gaughan’s Twisted Stitch Sourcebook and Knit Fold Pleat Repeat.
As an independent designer working out of her studio in historic Harrisville, New Hampshire, her ventures include designing as a team member with Brooklyn Tweed, designing collections for Quince and Co, The Fibre Co, and Wool Studio as well as collaborations with the magazines, Making and PomPom. Now the Editor in Chief of Vogue Knitting, Norah continues to design and teach whenever and wherever she can.
Follow Norah on Instagram: Norahgn and on her website: norahgaughan.net
Workshops: Norah will teach two in-person workshops. In order to accommodate as many participants as possible, each workshop will be offered twice, once in the morning, repeating in the afternoon. Click on the Session number below for class details. Sign up for your preferred time at the September 6th Guild meeting.
Read more about the November Guild meeting and Norah’s visit here.