Introducing our Honorary Members. 


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Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado, and is the best-selling author of The Knitters’ Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, among many others. Ann was the Senior Editor of Interweave Knits magazine, and is now a prolific knitting tutor and designer, and hosts her own Knit For Fun Retreats throughout North America. We welcomed Ann to Australia in 2015 when she was the Guild’s guest at our bi-annual Camp, and also held workshops for us around NSW. Ann can be found on Ravelry as ‘AnnBudd’ and online at


Norah lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Norah has written many books, including Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook, Wool Studio IV and Framework, and has contributed to many more. She teaches at festivals and yarn shops around the world and made her first trip to Australia in 2017 when she was the Guest Tutor at our Camp weekend, and travelled extensively around NSW holding workshops for the Guild. Norah is often referred to as the Cable Queen. You can find her on Ravelry as ‘Norah’ and online at


Bristol is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Bristol teaches extensively at festivals and yarn events and we were thrilled to welcome her as our guest at the Newcastle Conference in July 2019 after which she held workshops for us around NSW. These showcased her innovative designs and techniques featured in her book Knitting Outside the Box. You can find her on Ravelry as ‘BristolIvy’ and online at


Shelley lives and design on Gunditjmara Country in Southwest Victoria, Australia, and has published 7 books of granny square fun and working on more. Shelley has patterns for all skill levels from complete novices to those who really know what they’re doing and is all about teaching the skills needed to elevate crochet to learn more complex patterns as build skills. Shelley loves to teach, when possible, in person around Australia, at retreats, in yarn stores and to community groups. You can find her on Ravelry as ‘Shelley Husband’ and online at