Background on Tammy Noble – Owner of Knit & Sew Shop.
As is the case with so many hand knitters, the thought
of knitting faster and completing a project sooner prompted Tammy’s
interest in a magazine ad for a knitting machine in 1982.
After purchasing a knitting machine she fell in love with machine
knitting. When the computer company she worked for closed in 1995, Tammy
decided to start a home business.
Her involvements with machine knitting naturally lead her to becoming a
At a local machine knitters’ club meeting in 1998, Tammy met local knitwear designer, Fern Wayne, http://www.fernwayne.com/.
When asked by Fern to become a Passap E6000 production knitter, Tammy
leaped at the idea of getting paid to perfect her machine knitting
skills. Shortly thereafter
Tammy became a production knitter for another Pennsylvania knitwear
designer, Rae Gold. This past February both knitwear designers showed
their knitwear at the American Craft Council
Show in Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Craft Show. In November 2007, Rae
Gold again show her knitwear at the 31st Annual Philadelphia Museum of
Art Craft Show, in Philadelphia, PA.
Both Fern and Rae’s knitwear designs sell for hundreds of dollars and
are of the highest craftsmanship that they can qualify for these
prestigious craft shows.
In 2002, Tammy moved her home business to her shop at 44 North Main Street
in Spring City, PA. She named her store Knit and Sew. Opening a
storefront business when machine-knitting manufacturers just as Brother
and Passap decided to stop
manufacturing new machines was a bold move. When Tammy came to the US
in the late Sixties, she proved she was a risk taker. As a risk taker,
with the Machine Knitters Guild of PA decided to co-sponsor their first
seminar together. Like many machine knitters, Tammy attended many
seminars and thought
about the seminar elements she liked or would change. In another bold
move, Tammy envisioned a seminar where more time would be spent on
demonstrating and the
seminar would revolve around a theme. This was the basis for the Spring
City Knitters/Machine Knitting Guild of PA’s having 2-1/2 length
sessions and contributed to our seminar
theme of “The Garment.”
For information or questions, contact Tammy at 610-513-6659 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org