January 2020 - TINA TSE

January 01, 2020 1 min read

Tina designs and manages a team that works on industrial knitting machines by day and creates hand knitting pattern designs by night. Her grandmother taught her to hand knit very young and Tina translated that passion into her career in college, studying knitwear design.

She started her career in the fashion industry as a knitwear specialist, working with designers to execute their knit fabric or garment ideas. Now, she works in the sporting goods industry, developing technical textiles with plastic yarn.

She publishes independent patterns on Ravelry and has been published in Pom Pom Quarterly Magazine. She draws inspiration from textures to colour changes, to the people in her life, to her Chinese culture. She is passionate about sharing her experiences as an Asian American and advocates for proper representation of Asian identity, especially in creative spaces.

Through January you can stop by the shop to visit samples of the Golden Horizons Sweater, Long Spring Daze Shawl, and Seven Maidens Shawl.