Twinkle’s Big Star – Wenlan Chia Profile (Stitch Fall ’11)

For the latest issue of Stitch, I had the great pleasure of interviewing the talented Wenlan Chia. Wenlan is the design powerhouse behind the Twinkle brand and author of Twinkle Sews, Twinkle’s Big City Knits, Twinkle’s Town and Country Knits, and Twinkle’s Weekend Knits. I look forward to Wenlan’s collections every season, so I was incredibly excited for the chance to chat with her about design, sewing, and more.

“When it comes to great design, Wenlan Chia has what it takes in spades. From her early days as an art student in Taiwan to her accomplished career as a fashion designer and craft book author in New York City, Chia has developed a signature style. Like most DIY enthusiasts, she began designing clothes because of her dissatisfaction with what she found in read-to-wear. After launching her clothing collection in 2000, her Twinkle line quickly became a go-to favorite for knitwear lovers and those looking for fashion with a youthful edge…”

-Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.