Lenora Francois Stewart learned to crochet and cross-stitch from her mother and grandmother. She picked up knitting on her own by looking at the pictures in a little green booklet.
There were many years of purses, afghans and children's pullover vests squeezed into a career in nonprofit event management & administration. Now, she lives for yarn - and tells a might fine story if necessary.
Most weeks, you can find Lenora holding forth as a self-appointed Fix It Queen at The Knitting Tree, LA in Inglewood, CA, where she also teaches classes in crochet, Tunisian crochet and knitting. Every now and then the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers let her lead an educational program for the guild.
Sarah E. Stewart is a whiz at crochet and loves a fair-trade organic cotton and the local indie dyers that make southern California their home. She believes strongly that a triangle can be a fashion statement. Recently, huge circles have become a fixation. Don't even get us started on how quickly she produces afghans!
If she has a downfall, it is weaving in ends. But that is a whole story that takes time to tell.
Bert(a) is partial to shades of green and prefers to "beak-felt" her own blankets (hand made by Sarah). Pink and blue also attract attention. In her free time, Bert enjoys eating Sarah's potato chips and helping to do laundry.
Fortunately for our clients, Bert is never allowed in the yarn studio nor is she allowed to select yarns from the stash.
Ida Mae Francois crocheted & inspired generations to love a good yarn. Her work is shown here.
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