Linda Ligon started and founded Interweave Press in 1975. Since then her publishing company has grown to encompass 15 diverse magazines and nearly 400 printed books. Linda is the former CEO and Editorial Director at Interweave and former President and Publisher of Natural Home magazine. She's now the Creative Director of Interweave. Linda lives in Loveland, Colorado.
A long-time veteran of the fiber world, Marilyn Murphy is co-author of The Weaver’s Companion and a contributor to Handwoven Magazine. She founded the Textile Arts Centre in Chicago, where she also owned a Weaving Workshop and taught hundreds of people how to weave. Marilyn is also a former co-owner of Isis Designs, a women’s limited-edition handwoven outerwear and accessories company; she has also designed and wove custom clothing for women and interiors.
She currently works as a consultant for Interweave, and is the editorial video director for video workshops and Knitting Daily TV. In 2010 she was awarded the TEN Award by The National Needlework Association. This award is presented annually to those individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions made to the needle art industry. Marilyn lives in Ft. Collins, Colorado.