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Publications & Recognition
  • Michigan State University's MTAAP (Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program) awarded me Master Artist status and a grant to teach Traditional Colorwork Knitting to an Apprentice. From February-August 2017, Annette Tanner will study under me to learn this artform, as preparation to pass it on herself.

  • I was hired by the Michigan State Univ. Horticulture Dept. to design/execute a "ColorJoyful Yarn bOMbing at MSU Horticultural Gardensin October 2012-May 2013.

  • "Sunberry," A 2-color socklet design including a variation of my Crystal Heel, was included in the online knitting magazine, Knitty, Spring & Summer 2013.

  • "Crystal," A 3-color socklet design including my innovative Crystal Heel, was also published in, Knitty, Spring & Summer 2012.

  • My neckwarmer design "Sprite" was included in the online knitting magazine, KnitCircus, Winter 2011-2012.

  • "Cloud 9" sock pattern was published by CraftSanity, a print -or- PDF magazine including all crafts, summer 2011 (Print Issue 2).

  • "Hot Waves," my sock design, was included in "Joy of Sox, a socks-only knitting book by Lark Books, 2009. (Later printings are titled " Joy of Socks.")

  • Heels and Toes Gazette published 5 of my sock designs and an article on Turkish Socks.

  • "Sipp-A-Roo," my button-handled water bottle cozy was published by MagKnits in March of 2008. (Click link for Free Download)

  • I knit a self-portrait LynnH Knitted Self Portraitwhich was included in the fiberart exhibition called "Threads in Space." This exhibit was held in summer of 2006, at the Susan Hensel gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

  • Marie Irshad of KnitCast, the very first Podcast about knitting, interviewed me in fall 2005. The interview is 30 minutes and still pertinent.

  • Summer 2001, I presented a three-day feltmaking performance art/exhibit entitled "The Fabric of Friendship." (Sponsored by The Art Apartment, East Lansing, Michigan).

  • I was included in the book Polymer Clay: Creating Functional and Decorative Objects, by Jacqueline Gikow. This book is unique in that it focuses on polymer for items other than jewelry.

  • Outside of the realm of Fiber and Polymer, I created a 4" x 6" self-portrait as a soft-block print. It was included in the gallery section of Luann Udell's book The Weekend Crafter: Rubber Stamp Carving: Techniques, Designs & Projects, from Lark Books, 2002.

Copyright, Lynn DT Hershberger 2012

Hi, I'm LynnH!
LynnH I'm Lynn DT Hershberger, of Lansing, Michigan, USA.
LynnH is what I've been called online since 1995.

  • I'm an artist (knitter, designer, teacher, and singer). I'm passionate about creativity in ordinary parts of life.

  • I've knit almost 200 pairs of socks to date. If you are interested, you can see several dozen of my pairs on my LynnH SockTour.

  • I teach knitting, felting & polymer clay, in Lansing, Michigan and at fiber/knitting events throughout the USA. This is my primary business. May I teach for you?

  • I write a weblog about artful living.

  • I design knitting patterns with clearly-written instructions (and multiple photos when needed).

  • When I became allergic to standard baking ingredients, I created my own recipes for pumpkin pie, brownies and the like. I self-published a dessert cookbook called "I Can Eat These" so that others would not need to invent recipes from scratch.
    - Read article in Greater Lansing Woman's Monthly Magazine

  • I sing in a retro-1920's duo (The Fabulous Heftones) with my husband, Brian.

  • ColorJoy is a one-woman business. That makes me the designer, secretary, publicist, baker, writer and instructor. Fortunately, I have wonderful folks who test edit, test knit, test bake, take photos and proofread for me. I work alone when I'm not teaching, but my products are the result of a caring team.

LynnH Working on Couch

What's in a Name?
(Frequently Asked Questions)

  • My business is named ColorJoy by LynnH, or just ColorJoy.
  • ColorJoy.com and LynnH.com are the same site.
  • I use the name Lynn DT Hershberger when I publish or create.
  • Brian is my beloved husband. We found each other in our late 30's. We've been married over 17 years and I still think he's the bee's knees. When we sing together, I use the name Lynn Hefferan.
  • LynnH with Joy Bug, 1999 Some people call me Joy, because of my business name. I LOVE being called Joy!
    (Actually, my 1998 New Beetle's name is Joy... but I don't mind sharing.)
  • My bank accepts checks made out to LynnH. I get a giggle out of that.

I'd love to work with you. Shall we dance?

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