My name is Regina Fulton. I've been an avid knitter since 1993 and an independent self-publishing pattern designer since 2007. I opened my New Heritage Knits Etsy shop that year, followed by my Ravelry.com pattern store in 2008. In 2009, I was nominated for a Ravelry “Bobby Award” in recognition for my ingenious 3-D Argyle Blanket design.
I also manage a Facebook page for my small business, where I share updates about my ongoing work as a professional knitting instructor, pattern designer, and consultant.
I am currently an active Miami Valley Knitting Guild member and guest instructor in Dayton, Ohio. I was briefly employed as a knitting instructor at Centerville Knit and Crochet in Centerville, Ohio, where I taught courses in beginning knitting and sock knitting. I also continue to work independently, designing new knitwear patterns for fellow fiber-enthusiasts to enjoy.
My most recent work involves consulting for a manufacturing company out of Cincinnati -- Marvelous Molds -- which specializes in making highly detailed silicone molds for use in professional cake decorating. They were contacted by award-winning cake decorator Anne Heap to create highly-realistic decorating molds that replicate the look of knitted stitches. They set to work searching for a skilled knitter and stumbled upon my Etsy shop. They contacted me, and soon afterward we began the long process of vetting yarns and stitches that would give us optimal results. Many swatches and a year-and-a-half later, the results are phenomenal! They are so detailed, you can even see the plies in each strand of yarn!
You can find the molds at the Marvelous Molds website, or you can purchase them directly from me through my New Heritage Knits Etsy shop.
My mom taught me the basics when I was 10 years old, but my interest in knitting didn’t fully blossom until after I graduated high school, when I was inspired by some stitch treasuries and knitwear design books I found at my local library. My imagination went wild and I started designing almost immediately, experimenting with stitches and texture.
I spent the next decade-and-a-half researching and honing my knitting and design skills as I knit for friends, family, and various charity groups. During this time, I also volunteered my time teaching eager students of all ages that desired to gain from my many years of knitting experience.
I love to learn and I'm constantly on the look-out for new techniques to add to my knitting repertoire. I love to play with texture and geometry and particularly enjoy working with cables, lace, and traveling stitches. My design aesthetic leans toward a classic, timeless appeal, with small hints of modern flair, fine finishing details, and an emphasis on everyday wearability.
Ultimately, my passion is to pass along my knitting expertise and inspire others to pick up yarn and needles and create something new for the next generation to enjoy.