Our July 11th Speaker is Yumiko Alexander – In Person!
In Yumiko’s own words:
“I am Yumiko Alexander, founder of DanDoh Designs. I was born and raised in Japan and moved to America in my late 20’s. I started my knitting business in the US, and I am so happy I have been able to share my knitting and crochet designs.
“I love communicating with people and expressing myself through my design work, and I have met many wonderful friends through knitting and crochet. Knitting and crochet have made my life in the U.S. very beautiful.
“I have designed hundreds of individual knit and crochet patterns and published eight books and expanded my business to include three different plant-based yarns, better suited for my designs.
“My design style has evolved over the years incorporating more influence from my Japanese heritage, featuring simpler shapes with lots of texture and unique stitch patterns. The inspiration for my designs come from many facets of my life, but mostly I design things I would like to have in my closet.”
Yumiko’s website is www.DanDoh.com
Her Ravelry ID is DanDoh and her patterns on Ravelry can be found here.
Yumiko will teach three workshops and host a trunk show as follows:
Wednesday, July 12: Workshop 1 – Dan Doh Yarn Tasting
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 12: Workshop 2 – How to Seam Open Fabric
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, July 12: Trunk Show – Dan Doh Trunk Show
3:00 pm – 4 pm
Thursday, July 13: Workshop 3 – Whitecaps Projects Class
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Click on workshop titles for class details. Read more about Yumiko Alexander’s visit and the July 11th Guild meeting here.