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Meet Ruth

Ruth learned knitting basics and to crochet a chain stitch as a child. The rest of her fiber arts skills were learned by reading books, watching videos, and a “try and see what happens” philosophy of making. She designs patterns now with the same philosophy.

Patterns from Orchard House Design are written by Ruth, professionally tech edited, then sent to volunteer preview makers. This process helps to ensure that patterns are as clear and error-free as possible before publication.

Ruth lives in an apple orchard, which inspired her business name, with her family and ever-expanding herd of animals!