Meet The Authors

Hello weavers! Our editors pride themselves on bring to you the best projects, the most in-depth look at the projects in our books and magazines, the finest information on weaving techniques and structures, and fabulous free weaving projects. The editors of Weaving Today are weavers who share your passion for all things weaving.

Below you will find a brief biography of the authors and staff members who regularly post on Weaving Today. Get to know them a little bit better and let them know what you would like to see on Weaving Today.


Andrea Lotz

Andrea Lotz grew up surrounded by some very dedicated “fiber moms.” They were generous enough to share their skills, tips, and yarn stashes. Once she got over her fear of knitting, she found a lifelong passion that helps her channel creativity, express love for friends and family, and relax the mind. There’s nothing quite so satisfying…


Pattie Graver

Pattie Graver played with handspinning and knitting for a few years before finding out that her first love in the fiber world is handweaving. She sincerely does not understand why everyone doesn’t weave. When she isn’t at her loom, she is on her yoga mat, traveling, or smiling at thoughts of her sweet grandchildren. Pattie…


Karen Donde

Karen’s fascination with weaving began in Southern New Jersey in 1998 with a newspaper picture of a friendly looking woman weaving on a huge loom. Having sewed since junior high, and having developed an almost unhealthy obsession with fabric, Karen had one of those “aha” moments. Within a week, she was sitting at the same…


Linda Ligon

Linda Ligon started Interweave Press on her dining room table in Loveland, Colorado, in 1975 when her third child was born. Linda is the founder of Handwoven, Spin-Off, Interweave Knits, Piecework, and Beadwork magazines. Her publishing company grew from a small regional magazine to five craft magazines and more than 150 books in print, and…


Christina Garton

Christina Garton was introduced to weaving by a history professor and later fell even more in love with it while working at an agricultural museum in New Mexico. Surrounded by sheep, goats, weavers, spinners, and immensely talented fiber artists it was only a matter of time before she took her first weaving class. She is…


Anita Osterhaug

Anita Osterhaug is the editor of Handwoven magazine and the editor of Weaving Today. She has been devoted to all things fiber since her first embroidery project at age eight. While studying history at Reed College, it dawned on her that knitting produced things to wear, and a yarn stash was born. In parallel with…


Madelyn van der Hoogt

Madelyn van der Hoogt fell in love with weaving in Guatemala in the 1970s, where she lived for a year and learned to weave on a backstrap loom. She’s  been weaving ever since. She can’t choose a favorite among the three activities she loves most: weaving, writing about weaving, and teaching others to weave. A…