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Elin Noble was born in Munich, Germany, grew up in the United States, the Far East and Europe, and now resides in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She studied art history in Florence, Italy and has traveled and studied in Japan, India, Turkey, Peru, South Africa, Europe, and Mexico.

Elin is the author of Dyes & Paints: A Hands-On Guide to Coloring Fabric, winner of the 1999 Independent Publisher book award for the best “How-To Book”. She has a BFA in Fiber from the University of Washington. As former Lab Manager at PRO Chemical & Dye, she has a vast experience and understanding of dyeing. She has appeared on PBS, lectured, and conducted dye and paint workshops across North America as well as internationally. Her work has been reviewed in Fiberarts, is on the cover of Fine Woodworking Design Book Six, and was included in the traveling exhibition, Fiberart International 2004. She was nominated for the teacher of the year award for 2005 by Professional Quilter magazine.