A graduate of RISD, Tanis Gray lives in Alexandria, VA with her green Mechanical Engineer husband, toddler son and lazy pug.
Having worked at Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, in the art department in the film and television industries, and a 4-year career as the Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting and co-editor of Knit.1, she has been working in the creative field for many years.
Tanis has over 350 published knitting designs, and her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide, including 12 covers. She also edits other knitting books, photographs knitting books, plans and executes social media for numerous yarn companies and teaches advanced knitting often in and around DC.
Tanis has her own regularly-featured TV spot on PBS’ Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell.
Check out her books Knit Local: Celebrating America’s Homegrown Yarns published by Sixth & Spring and winner of a gold IPPY Award, Capitol Knits, a self-published knitting and history book inspired by Washington, DC and national winner of the DAR American Heritage Women in the Arts Award, Knitting Architecture published by Interweave Press, Cozy Knits published by Interweave Press, From Mama, With Love, a group-published ebook, 3 Skeins or Less – Fresh Knitted Accessories, Wanderlust – 47 Modern Knits for Bohemian Style, and more coming your way soon.
Tanis is a proud member of the Martha Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Washington DC Chapter of the Mayflower Society, enjoys getting covered in dirt in the garden, running 5Ks, creating messes in the kitchen, hiking the mountains of New Hampshire, reading, sewing, taking photographs and chasing her son around the playground.