For the last five years Laura Irwin has designed the hand-knit ready-to-wear line Precious, which is sold at Seaplane, an independent designer boutique in Portland, Oregon. In addition to her ongoing apprenticeship at Pinkham Millinery, she also teaches knitting classes at Lint, a local yarn store in Portland. She has been a guest on Knitting Daily TV on PBS and on HGTV’s That’s Clever, demonstrating her felted hats and bags. She has also had projects in Knitscene and Interweave Knits, and her “Formal Boot Bag” was featured on the cover of Bag Style by Pam Allena and Ann Budd. She lives in Portland, Oregon.