Full Name
Laura Nelkin
Job Title
Our lady of bead and lace
Nelkin Designs
Speaker Bio
Laura Nelkin is a prolific and innovative knitwear designer, known for her complex yet accessible designs that challenge knitters to think about their stitches in new and exciting ways. Her designs incorporate beads and lace and take inspiration from her home in New York’s Finger Lakes. Laura’s fascination with fiber led her to study apparel and textile design at Cornell University. About 15 years ago she learned how to knit, and 5 of those years were spent as the Design Director at Schaefer Yarn Company. Laura has created an extensive line of self-published patterns, knitting clubs, kits, knit-a-longs, and online classes through Craftsy and YouTube. Thanks to the magic of video, Laura makes sure that no knitter is ever left behind! Beyond work, Laura loves adding to her handmade wardrobe, gardening, cooking and exploring the great outdoors.

Laura Nelkin