Joan McGowen-Michael

JOAN MCGOWAN-MICHAEL has been working as a professional designer for over 20 years, designing for clients as diverse as Fred Segal, Frederick's of Hollywood, and JC Penney. In 2001 she founded White Lies Designs (, specializing in knitted vintage and lingerie-inspired patterns. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Knitter's magazines. She lives in Sacramento, California.THAYER ALLYSON GOWDY is a Northern California-–based photographer whose work has appeared in the magazines Real Simple, Health, and Country Living, and in the books Knitting Nature (STC), Nest for Two, Spiritual Bathing, and Healthy Home Workbook.