Amie Palmer

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Amie is a lifelong fiber arts enthusiast who moonlighted as an electrical engineer in a former life.  She believes there are two types of projects: the ones that require concentration and those meant for meeting up to chat with fellow crafters.  She always has at least one of each in progress.

Amie graduated from Georgia Tech with a Masters in Electrical Engineering. She interned for Lawrence Livermore National Lab before working in telecom for ten years. During this time, she dabbled in knitting, sewed most of her own clothing and made a couple lumpy sweaters, but life eventually slowed that down. After leaving engineering and having kids, she discovered that carpool lines are excellent places to pick up an old skill and teach it new tricks. She now finds that basic math and breaking patterns into simple chunks are the best way to take the guess work out of any type of project.  She loves using her skills to help others refine their techniques and solve their fit issues so that they love everything they make.

Based in Durham, NC, Amie teaches for local yarn shops and regional fiber festivals, as well as Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Durham Arts Council. She has taught at Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival, New York Sheep and Wool Festival and Carolina Fiber Festival.  She is a TKGA member who is also a TKGA Certified Knitting Judge.  When not teaching or designing, she is a technical editor for knit and crochet patterns.

Amie’s favorite projects include custom-fitted sweaters, brioche, and exploring the technical side of knitting, sewing and crochet.  Her sweaters and colorful felted purses have won awards at the North Carolina State Fair and Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival.  Her designs aim to empower her students by giving them confidence and expanding their skills.

During this year’s festival, Amie will be offering classes in brioche lace, making a sweater that fits, knitting socks two at a time, grafting various knit stitch patterns, and an introductory crochet class.

She can be reached through email at, on Instagram as DaisyAndCloverDesigns and on Ravelry as amiep.   Her website is


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