Barry is a homegrown knitter who sprouted up from fibre space. He is an avid knitter who uses his experience in hair design to fuse together his love of design work and color selection. He loves the brioche stitch and entrelac and has designed patterns that incorporate both of these fascinating techniques. He excels in sharing information and his ability to explain the subject being taught always makes the learner feel comfortable and confident with the newly discovered technique.
Dawn was introduced to knitting and tatting as a child, but music became her main artistic focus through university. She picked knitting back up in the 90s and it became a great way to pass the time on public transit, and a form of calming meditation. A largely self-taught knitter, she relishes learning new techniques and fibre skills. In the past 10 years, she has picked up crochet, Tunisian crochet, and recently, added spinning to her list of fibre addictions. She loves to share her enthusiasm for fibre crafts with students of any age, especially those who might use it to soothe anxiety and depression.
Jennifer learned to knit in Girl Scouts around the age of nine. Growing up learning sewing and pattern making from her mother and fiber arts from her grandmother, Jennifer earned her BFA in Fashion Design and MFA in Costume Design & Technology. Jennifer loves to connect with others via Instagram (username: stitchamiss), designs patterns her spare time, and uses knitting as a tool to manage her anxiety.
Katie taught herself how to knit 17 years ago and hasn’t stopped since. Although she always has a sock on the needles, she prefers to knit lots of hats, mittens, and shawls. She loves anything with cables or color work. Also a yoga teacher, Katie teaches workshops on knitting and yoga around the DMV area. After shopping at fibre space for many years, she is excited to be joining the team!
Kerry started knitting as a child in the pursuit of every fibre craft merit badge the Girl Scouts offered, and picked up her needles again in college to join the ranks of proud public knitters. She is constantly on the lookout for bright colors and interesting patterns, and loves to dive into historical knitting and other needlecraft patterns and practices.
Jillian taught herself to knit while in college in 2004. For her, knitting has been a source of friendship, entertainment, and sanity. After joining the fibre space™ community in 2013, she began teaching through private lessons and classes. She looks forward to sharing her love of knitting and helping her students reach new crafting heights.