Assia Brill, a passionate knitter for many years, loves creating new stitch patterns and finding solutions to knitting challenges. She has developed a number of new knitting techniques. Her book Distitch: A New Knitting Concept is an encyclopedia of this new principle of knitting and crocheting, which she invented in 2012. Assia designed the whole book—texts, diagrams, drawings, photographs, videos, and patterns, as well as the layout of the book. Her website, www.assiabrill.com shows her newest inventions and techniques, which aim to improve the knitting process and to make it pure joy. Her other passion is origami, creating new designs. One example is the extraordinary kinetic origami curlicue. Born in Russia, a graduate aircraft engineer, she now lives with her husband in rural Cheshire, UK.