J. WURST is the editor of MACHINE KNITTING INSPIRATION, a quarterly publication with patterns and knitting machine instruction. He was kept awake during his childhood by his mother's knitting machine, and has gone on to design garments, create fiber art, and demonstrate knitting machines on a national level. His published patterns have appeared in several publications. He organizes an annual design contest for machine knitters and coordinates classes at September Seminar for Machine Knitters and Fiber Artists. Other events where he has taught machine knitting or fiber art include the Eastern States Exposition in Massachusetts, the State Fair of Texas, Vogue Knitting Live, the Textile Center in Minneapolis, and at his shop and studio in Saint Cloud MN called Rocking Horse Farm.