One of only two men among the world’s 280 Master Knitters, Gandy has risen to the top of his craft, just as he did during a 40-year career as an award-winning interior designer.
After he learned to knit at age four from his mother, Gandy continued to knit throughout his time at Auburn University, where he graduated with a degree in interior design and a minor in weaving. Always involved with fiber and craft, Gandy served for seven years on the board of trustees of the American Craft Council, whose juried national shows feature works in a variety of mediums.
In 2002 he left his interior design practice to lead a quieter, simpler life in North Georgia. “It was then that knitting became an obsession.”