Linda Ligon started Interweave Press on her dining room table in Loveland, Colorado, in 1975 when her third child was born. Linda is the founder of Handwoven, Spin-Off, Interweave Knits, Piecework, and Beadwork magazines. Her publishing company grew from a small regional magazine to five craft magazines and more than 150 books in print, and from that home-based sole proprietorship to a corporation with more than 75 employees by the time she sold it to Aspire Media in 2005. She has also launched and divested magazines in the realms of herb gardening and cooking, alternative medicine, and sustainable home design. Linda has remained at Interweave as Creative Director. She keeps (and uses) a spinning wheel in her office to remember what this business is all about.