More About the Author
Kristin Nicholas is an artist, author, and designer who lives on a working sheep farm with her husband and daughter in western Massachusetts. She is the author of 10 books on both knitting, embroidery, and interior decoration. She has also illustrated many of her own books.
Crafting a Colorful Home is Kristin's newest book - published by Roost Books in early 2015. It is a how-to guide to decorating, painting, and crafting for your home. Kristin's home has been featured in Country Home, the Boston Globe, and on the Houzz.com website where it was the "Most Popular Colorful House of the Year" in 2012.
Check out a video of Kristin and her family and their colorful farmhouse on Houzz.com:
Colorful Stitchery, originally published in 2006 has been re-issued and re-designed. It was published by Roost Books in Sept. 2014.
Kristin teaches on-line knitting and stitching classes on the websites Craftsy, Creativebug, and is the Knitting Expert on PBS' Knit and Crochet Now.
She learned to knit, crochet, embroider and sew as a young girl. For 16 years she was the Creative Director of Classic Elite Yarns in Lowell, MA. She writes the popular farming, knitting and lifestyle blog http://getting-stitched-on-the-farm.blogspot.com/
Kristin is known for her innovative use of bright colors and textures. Many of her designs feature the Fair Isle knitting technique and many of the projects are worked in the round on circular and double pointed needles.
Kristin and her family own Leyden Glen Farm with a flock of 250 breeding ewes. The sheep are raised for meat with they sell at local Farmers' Markets in western Massachusetts. Their 2 Border Collies, Ness and Kate, help herd the sheep and keep everyone in line. Guard dog Winston, guard llama Jeremy and guard donkey Eeyore try to keep the critters at bay.
Kristin hosts retreats on her farm a few times a year where knitters, stitchers, and crafters come to learn about colorwork, design, and living on a working sheep farm.
Check out her website at www.kristinnicholas.com