Debra M. lee
Debra has been an active member of the fiber arts/knitting community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for more than 20 years. In 2002 she turned her passion for knitting into her vocation after 25 years as a business systems designer and program manager.
From hobbyist to knitwear designer to fiber artist ... that characterizes Debra's journey in fiber. Today she strives to challenge the perception of conventional textile techniques. The intention of her work is to explore how traditional textile fabrication techniques can be used in non-conventional ways to create artforms that evoke movement or eye travel through line, shape and color.
Her work has been featured in 1000 Artisan Textiles by Sandra Salamony and Gina M. Brown, A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swansen and The Best of Knitter's Jackets for Work and Play by XRX Books and in juried exhibitions such as the Creative Crafts Council's Biennial Exhibitions at the historic Strathmore Mansion.
Debra holds a B.S. degree in business management from the University of Maryland, an M.B.A. from George Washington University and has completed further studies at The Art League School, Nancy Crow's Timber Frame Barn Art Retreats, The Knitting Guild of America and national conferences. Debra is a Craft Yarn Council of America-certified knitting teacher and has taught design and technique workshops.