Nicky Epstein is an artist. Her brushes, palette, and canvas are her needles, yarn, and a boundless imagination that has never adhered to the proposition that “everything has been done in knitting.” She is a prolific designer who goes from high fashion to whimsical fun with great ease and an innovative thinker that embellishes traditional knitting techniques and creates new, revolutionary ones.
Her beautiful, innovative creations, love of knitting, and her passion for sharing her experience and expertise with others through classes and workshops around the globe has gained her worldwide recognition with thousands of adoring knitters and crocheters. She has authored numerous bestselling and award-winning books, in both fashion and resource genres, that are “must haves” in knitters’ libraries. To name a few: Knitting on the Edge, Knitting over the Edge, Knitting Beyond the Edge, Nicky Epstein’s Knitted Flowers, Knitting on Top of the World, Knitting in Tuscany, Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch, Knitting Block by Block, The Essential Edgings Collection, Knitting in Circles (voted “Favorite Knitting Book of 2012”), Knits for Dolls, Crochet for Dolls, Knitting Reimagined, Enchanted Knits for Dolls, and her latest, Make a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature. She is the only knitwear designer that Mattel has given permission to design three Barbie Doll knit and crochet books. Her versatile designs have been frequently featured in all the major knitting publications (her designs graced the covers of the twenty-fifth and thirtieth anniversary editions of Vogue Knitting), as well as on television, in fashion shows, and in museums.
She has also expanded her artistic talent by creating lines of designer buttons, clasps, scarves, and patterns, and her own knitting bag for Lantern Moon. You can find her kits and samples for sale at www.nickyepstein.etsy.com.
Nicky lives in New York City but travels extensively around the world sharing her love of knitting with countless fans, between creating a never-ending number of new and unique books. Her knitting travel tours and classes are always filled to capacity.