When Shellie was seven years old, her grandmother taught her to knit. Since that day, knitting has been a true passion for her. Over the years she would put down her knitting needles for a while, only to pick them back up again. A few years ago, Shellie picked up the needles again with the goal of becoming a knitwear designer, and for five years she was lead designer at Shibui Knits. That was an exciting challenge and now she is ready for new things and is excited to share her independent label, Shel Designs, with the knitting community.