Stephanie Lotven

(Tellybean Knits)

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Stephanie Lotven is a knitwear designer, yarn addict, and photographer. Creator of
Tellybean Knits, Stephanie has been designing knitting patterns for over seven years. Her designs deal with the geometry of the body, seeking to highlight its natural contours using unexpected, uncomplicated shapes. Stephanie has a background in teaching English as a second language to students of all ages. She believes that learning should be joyful, and that no knitter should struggle when yarn is present.


Bex Oliger


Bex Oliger grew up in her mother’s (Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser) Hillcreek Fiber Studio. She started learning weaving and natural dyeing at a young age and has traveled the country for 38 years with the family business vending and teaching at Fiber, Weaving and Knitting Shows. She helped design and weave several projects and assisted with many workshops highlighted in Carol Leigh’s books,  The Continuous Strand Weaving Method and Nature Provides: Dyes for Rainbows. Bex is now a knitwear designer; knitting, weaving, and natural dyeing instructor and consultant; and owns Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe in Columbia, MO.