Born and raised in the Swiss Alps, Lisa is the daughter of a veterinary. After her high school degree, she met a photographer and travelled the world as a model.
She then became a mother. Twelve years later she met the man of her life and brought up their six children. She encourages them to discover the world and the joys of large families, this is her first gang!
Her book and way of life is « A la recherce du temps perdu » (Proust), her movie « Babel » (Gonzalez Alejandro Inarritu). She is optimistic about the world and the mixing of cultures. Her husband is a photography collector which made her discover this art through his green eyes.
Obsessed by shapes and proportions, she enjoys wandering and discovering new cities. Addicted to information, she reads any and everything. She practices yoga for her spirit and runs three times a week with her dog Apple while listening to music she loves. During her holidays she also scuba dives, windsurfs, skies, and crosses country…
In October 2007, she became fed up with mass consumption and decided, through this project, to transmit traditional values to her children and grandchildren. She wants them to understand that it is important to have
a conscience while being fun and rock’n roll….
…And that’s how the Gang began.
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Carolyn spent much of her formative years practicing dance, photography and studying the world map on her bedroom wall.
Her desire for travel and learning lead her to New Zealand’s southern-most university where she graduated with degrees in geography and resource management.
With some work experience under her belt, Carolyn embarked on the first of her many overseas adventures, heading away with her eyes open wide and a blank passport just waiting to be filled.
From bases in Geneva, London and Auckland, Carolyn has worked steadily on filling those passport pages ever since, traveling to Europe, Eastern Africa, Rajasthan, Russia, Peru and the Pacific.
In each place she has found friends and memories, and has now covered the walls of her London home with photos of places she once only dreamed of visiting.
It is this passion for other cultures and countries that initiated Carolyn’s involvement in Wool and the Gang, which she sees as a way for people to discover, or re-discover, the skill of hand-knitting. Carolyn first discovered her own passion for the craft, knitting in front of a fire in the Swiss Alps.
Despite its imperfections, she still wears this first scarf with pride, together with its reminders of that time and place.
Carolyn loves the fact that her scarves and hats are on the heads of her friends and family around the world and it is this joy, found in creating and giving, that is the very essence of WATG.