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Stephanie returns to KITH for another inspiring “Yarn Harlot” adventure.  She is a knitter, teacher, writer and designer who learned to knit at the age of four and never looked back.  Stephanie was named “the Michael Jordan of Knitting” on a late night TV talk show and has published several books about knitting and the lives of knitters.



I have been knitting for over 40 years and have been sharing my love of the craft through teaching for the past 15. I entered the world of professional knitwear design in 2006 when my first design was published in Knit Simple magazine. Since then, I've been honored to have my designs featured in Vogue Knitting, Knitters, Creative Knitting, Noro Magazine and multiple books published by Sixth & Spring Books. My passion is stranded colorwork, especially Nordic designs. I’m blessed with a husband & daughter who appreciate knitwear and who rarely complain about every surface in our house being covered by yarn, needles & stitch dictionaries.



Meagan Condon is a librarian and fiber artist who has been spinning yarn for over a decade. On top of her experience with spinning, weaving, crochet, and knitting, she is also a woodworker and makes many of her own fiber arts tools.  Meagan teaches fiber arts classes both digitally and in person and contributes content to publications including Spin-Off and Ply.
Meagan strives to grow the fiber arts community through digital connection, free and open access to information, and by providing high quality tools and supplies to help artists develop in their skills.



Christine Long-Derks is the owner of Treasure Goddess Yarn. She is an indie yarn dyer, spinner, knitter, crocheter and pattern designer. Treasure Goddess Yarn can be found on her website at and in yarn shops around the midwest, southeast and Pacific northwest. Christine has a passion for teaching others to combine simple techniques with beautiful yarn to create works of art. Christine will be moving to a new larger studio and will be offering classes and pop up shopping events in Spring Hill, KS, just south of KC.  

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