Barb Brown is a designer and lifelong knitter, living in Alberta, Canada. Her book, Knitting Knee-highs: Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary was released in February 2011 by Krause Publications. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, and The Knitter (UK). Barb is the Design Coordinator for Ancient Arts Fibres, and also designs for the company.
She is the great-granddaughter of Jeremina Colvin, the Shetlander who, with her friends Mary Edwards and Sopia Percy of the Cowichan band, strived to make the Cowichan Sweaters a quality product that would provide an income for the women of that community
She is very interested the knitting traditions of all countries, and in teaching these techniques to others. Many of her designs incorporate the unique stitches of these traditions.
Barb also teaches at fibre events including Vogue Live and Sock Summit, retreats and yarn shops.