New York City born Donna Druchunas lives in the region with her husband, mother and three cats. As a child she learned many crafts from the women in her life including knitting, crochet, rug-hooking, embroidery, and sewing. Like many she took a break from crafting, hers lasting 25 years.
For 20 years she worked as a writer, designer and creative servies manager in a variety of industries from large industry to small business and even military training facilities. These jobs strengthened her skills in technical writing and creative services. Eventually she broke away from corporate culture and combined her interest in knitting with her skill in writing easy-to-follow instructions. Her designs and features have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and the pattern lines of a variety of yarn companies. She has also authored six knitting books, including the award winning Arctic Lace.
Donna’s latest book, Successful Lace Knitting: Celebrating the Work of Dorothy Reade, will be released on May 10th. The book contains more than 25 knitting patterns from many top designers, each pattern using lace stitches designed by Dorthy Reade. This book is more than a pattern book though. It is also a biography of Dorthy Reade who is considered by many the mother of modern lace knitting. There is also a section designed to take the mystery out of reading charts and knitting lace.
We are excited to welcome Donna to the shop on May 8th from 10am – 4pm for her Lace 1-2-3 workshop where she will take you through the ins and outs of knitting lace, including reading charts. The workshop is $65 + supplies. Please bring your own lunch. Space is limited so call or stop in soon to sign up!
You can connect with Donna in any of the following locations:
Her Six Knitting Books
- The Knitted Rug
- Acrtic Lace
- Ethnic Knitting Discovery
- Kitty Knits
- Ethnic Knitting Exploration
- Successful Lace Knitting