Ethan Barclay-Ennew (He/She/They) @ebeforever, designed the Queeng Hat for Issue 3 | Cables.
Ethan has been knitting since they were 4 years old, taught by their great-grandmother and reinforced by their mother, grandmother, and librarians in school. Knitting maintained a small presence in their life until the opening of Needles in the Hay when it ballooned out of control.
Sweaters are the main focus of Ethan’s work as a knitter and a designer; as a self-described finished object knitter they are omnivorous and love a challenge. As someone who identifies as genderqueer and homoromantic, Ethan seeks to create garments that suit all bodies and genders that maximize the potential for self-expression while creating functional, thoughtful, and beautiful objects that will last.
You can find Ethan anywhere there is yarn, strong coffee, feminism, and online as the co-host of the “Needles on the Net” podcast.
[Image Description: Ethan has short brown hair, and is looking off to the left with a faint smile. They are wearing a blue and white checked dress shirt and standing in front of a tree, with small patches of sky visible through the branches.]