Meet Our Teaching Staff
Leslye Solomon has been teaching both hand and machine knitting throughout the U.S. for over 20 years. Her classes have been selling-out at every Stitches Seminar since it began. She has recently joined the expert teaching staff at the Vogue Knitting Live Seminars in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Leslye has produced many instructional DVDs for hand and machine knitters, including The Hand Knitter's Guide to Sweater Finishing, The Hand Knitter's Guide to Buttonholes & Bands, Knitting Socks on a Single Circular Needle, and The Machine Knitter's Uh Oh Video, just to name a few. Her recent DVD, The Absolute Best Way to Learn How to Knit features her exclusive instructional techniques to Continental knitting. Leslye’s unique and fun teaching methods have helped thousands of people become more confident and skilled knitters. She is an accomplished author, and most recently has released a new app for Apple mobile products called KnitSpeaker, which allows complicated pattern repeats to be read to the knitter through a mobile device at a customizable pace.
Mara Lloyd is a Fine Arts graduate and tech-geek who has taught at Stitches events. She is a pattern designer and an experienced knitter & crocheter with an uplifting sense of humor and amazing knitting skills. Each one of her classes delivers an exciting information-filled experience. Her most popular classes include Learn to Knit Entrelac and How to Knit Socks on a Single Circular Needle. You’ll be an expert after one of her classes.
Vicky Harvey is an accomplished knitter and crocheter, who brings incredible attention to detail to her classes. An accomplished pattern designer, her expertise lies in complicated pattern interpretation, including lace and fine crochet. Whether crochet or knitting, her classes are packed with technical information way beyond your expectations. Vicky’s Beginner’s Lace, Cables, and How to Knit Fair-Isle classes are store favorites.
Teresa Daigle has been an avid sewer for 50 years, and has taught sewing professionally for 30 years. She was the creator of Next Door Neighbor puppets, which were featured at the Smithsonian Institute, and was a costume designer for the Maryland Public Television show entitled "Crabs" (Maryland's version of Saturday Night Live). Some of Teresa's period clothing costumes were also used in the movie "Gettysburg". Teresa truly enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of sewing with others.