Bio: Connie Chang Chinchio
"Since my background is in science, I tend to prefer casual, comfortable clothing. My design aesthetic follows that preference and veers towards the simple rather than the ornate. I like feminine delicate pieces, but pared down to their most basic expression. Lace is my first love. It can make a full sized garment feel as light as air, but I also like finely etched texture patterns worked over a small scale. I think I still fall into the trap of designing what I like to wear, which when taken to its most extreme end, would mean that I would be putting out only stockinette cardigans in ultra-fine gauge yarn. I enjoy working with small gauge yarns the most because I feel they offer a lot of versatility in terms of fit and design possibilities, but I am starting to appreciate the challenge and art of designing in heavier gauges. Plus, everyone needs a quick project once in a while!"