About Aimee

Aimee stands in front of trees and is laughing with abandon at a joke. They are wearing a green sweater.

Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Aimee (she/they), and I am a Taiwanese American knitter, spinner, and sewist who has a passion for thoughtful design details. I jumped into knitwear design in 2021 because I was inspired by the foods and experiences and creations of the Asian American diaspora.

All of my work is aimed at elevating makers in marginalized communities as well as bringing attention to small batch farmers, mills, or specialty dyers. I love working with others to lift the tide and elevate all of us. I also provide education that enables you to find your passion and joy in knitting and other fiber arts, and I bring that work into every platform and social media presence I have.

When you knit one of my patterns, you are sharing in the inspiration I get from around the world in places that I have lived and all the things that speak to my experience. My patterns are thoughtfully crafted to create joy in the ordinary things for you, even down to the simplest act of making fabric you love from yarn. When you knit my designs, you can trust that they are crafted with intention and particular attention to sourcing materials and collaborating with other makers who align with my values. You will also be able to find my joyfully inspired patterns soon in Pom Pom Magazine (Spring 2022), Making Magazine (Fall 2022). Or, jump in to some already released patterns with Hinterland Yarn, Sunday Fibre Co, and Big Little Yarn Co.

Here at this website, you’ll find my writings about the joy that exists at the intersection of making and identity. I have previously written for Fancy Tiger Crafts as well as served as editor-in-chief of Diverging Magazine. You can also watch me talk more at the Thoughtfully Made Fiber Podcast on YouTube, in which I explore the joy of making as a queer Taiwanese American person in a vlog format. In March-April 2021, I founded and hosted the #KnitDiverseKAL with you, the knitting community, to celebrate and elevate LGBTQIA+ and POC makers and businesses in the fiber community.

Having 10 years of piano teaching experience, I am also now a knitting teacher with institutions such as Vogue Knitting Live so that I can help knitters like you find your joy in making.

Reach out at aimee@aimeeshermakes.com if you or your organization would like to engage me to design, teach, do individual consults, speak, or write on fiber equity topics and knitting.