Jill Duarte

Jill Duarte spends their days geeking out about all things fiber, diving into the nuances of fiber preparation, color, and the act of spinning. As co-owner of HipStrings, Jill is dedicated to the resurgence of modern craft that is based on a foundation of technical and historical knowledge. This approach is reflected in the fiber, yarn and tools they’ve developed and produce.

Jill shares their insights as a regular contributor to PLY magazine, with the goal of making the technical aspects of craft accessible to all. Jill has previously taught workshops at PLY Away, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Super Summer Knittogether, local festivals and guilds and is a teacher for the online PLY guild.