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.
Beth was that kid that was always making things, which was no surprise, because she comes from a long line of crafters. As a kid, she learned how to crochet and knit from her mom (who learned from her mom, and so on…) When she moved abroad after college, she dove into the global world of fiber arts, and realized that love of yarn could be a universal language for making connections in new places. fibre space welcomed her into the local knitting community, and she’s excited to join the team. When she’s not knitting, she’s reading, playing board games with her husband, or chasing her toddler around the neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
Lesley has been knitting and crocheting for most of her adult life, and loves to investigate new crafts all the time. Recently she has taken up sewing clothes and has even contemplated making her own shoes! It was suggested by one of her knitting students that her hobby might be “hobbies”. She loves working with bright colors and learning new skills with every new project. When Lesley is not knitting or at the shop, she works for a nonprofit in certification examination management.
Maiah taught herself how to knit on two Tunisian crochet hooks in high school. She’s since switched to knitting needles and has not stopped knitting since that moment. She enjoys making socks for everyone around her and spinning yarn in every spare moment. Maiah has been shopping at fibre space since the very first month and is excited to join the team and community!