Creating a bio

I had the task this morning of writing a bio for a yarn store and a fiber festival I'm teaching at in the Spring. Looking at the Sock Summit teacher's bio I had written, I realized that although that describes me well, I wanted to write one that is more all encompassing. So here is this year's version of me:) Deb Accuardi has been crafting from the beginning with whatever project her mom brought home for her and her sister. More formal knitting lessons began in 1987 and spinning lessons in 1997. Deb loves learning and reading about different fibers, stitches, cooking, gardening and sustainability. She was one half of Pico Accuardi Dyeworks, but has gone back to her roots. She has been teaching all levels of knitting, spinning and cooking for many years. She blogs about all of this at An Omnibus, hosts the At the Kitchen Table podcast and recently published the 2012 Knitters Datebook. You will also find her periodically in her restaurant, Gino's, in Sellwood neighborhood of Portland.

That pretty much sums it up and works for a wide range of teaching engagements--Like spinning at Andersen Fiber Works, knitting at Twisted, four classes at the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival that will take you from fleece to garment. I loved writing class descriptions for that last one:)