Edie Eckman, Crochet Advisor to the CKC’s Nomenclature Committee, considers herself “a Knit-Crochet Diplomat, easing the schism that can exist between the two disciplines.” A noted freelance author, teacher, designer, and technical editor, Eckman serves individual students, guilds, local yarn shops, yarn companies, and independent publishers of books and magazines on knitting and crochet. She is a Master Teacher for the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program and has taught classes and workshops at Stitches, The National Needlearts Association, The Knit & Crochet Show, Vogue Knitting Live, New York State Sheep & Wool Festival (Rhinebeck), Fall Fiber Festival (Montpelier), and other national venues. Her articles and designs have appeared in numerous publications, including Interweave Crochet and Knitters. She is the author of Christmas Crochet for the Hearth, Home & Tree; Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Socks to Knit for Those You Love, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, The Crochet Answer Book and Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs. Together with Judith Durant, she edited Crochet One Skein Wonders and Crochet One Skein Wonders for Babies & Toddlers. We are so fortunate to have the benefit of Edie Eckman’s help and expertise on the CKC Nomenclature project.
Jolie Elder has explored a wide range of needle arts after learning to cross-stitch at age four. She has a B.A. in Art and a M.A. in Art History from Pennsylvania State University, and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan. She designs, teaches, and “stunt knits” in Atlanta, GA. She is also past President of both the Atlanta Knitting Guild and North Georgia Knitting Guild, and is a past board member of Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance. Her published patterns accentuate geometric structure and feature meticulous techniques. Jolie has taught at fiber festivals including STITCHES South, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, and Georgia Fiber Fest. She blogs about her knitting experiments at jolieaelder.blogspot.com and posts regularly on Ravelry.
Kristi Gersbach, CKC Membership Coordinator, 2014-15, has been knitting since 1986 and is always intrigued by new techniques. She is a member of the Madison Knitters’ Guild, and enjoys spinning her own yarn. She has an extensive collection of vintage knitting patterns and booklets and is excited to be part of an initiative to preserve and share the history of her craft.
June Hemmons Hiatt
June Hemmons Hiatt is an established authority on knitting, and the author of the well-known and comprehensive resource, Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting, first published by Simon and Schuster in 1989, and revised and updated in 2012. At CKC’s founding symposium, Ms. Hiatt generously volunteered to author the initial draft of the CKC’s Nomenclature, and subsequently developed a general terminology for both knitting and crochet, and a specific terminology for knitting. The CKC is indebted to June Hemmons Hiatt for her pioneering work to develop this cataloguing system, which now includes crochet terminology added by Edie Eckman.
When vetted and tested, the CKC Nomenclature, containing terms that are familiar to knitters and crocheters, will be made available to galleries, libraries, archives, and museums for use in identifying and cataloging their collections.