Lisa Faust is an artist, scientist, Mom, knitter, teacher and lover of pretty things. She loves teaching folks to knit (a critical post-apocalyptic skill) and believes we should all be knitting our own socks. She is passionate about color and is our in house yarn hand dyer (Sonder Yarns). Her sunny disposition and Minnesota accent keeps us smiling.
I'm Susanna (minervasowl on Ravelry). Although an introvert by nature, since joining the Twill community, I have discovered that the fiber folk are my tribe. Yarn makes me downright chatty. I talk to strangers, offer advice and opinions, ask questions, make suggestions, and draw inspiration. There is always more to learn about different wool and fiber, properties of yarn, and techniques for spinning and dying, and I'm fascinated by the entire "sheep to shawl ... or sweater or scarf or sock" process. I tend to use patterns as a jumping off point. I play with gauge, needle size, fiber type, and yarn weight. Once you are comfortable with the basics and understand when the rules do and don't need to be followed and when, it is fun to improvise and adapt. As I learn, I share and teach. I finally helped enough customers and organized enough yarn that Sandy asked me to join the staff and teach classes. I love welcoming new knitters and helping more experienced knitters learn a new technique or tackle a challenging project outside their comfort zone. Let's start a knitting adventure together!
Greetings, Twill friends! I’m Emily, and I’m so excited to be joining the Twill family as a new sewing teacher. I have loved to sew ever since I was a kid, when my mom taught me to make simple garments for myself on her home sewing machine. I caught the “quilting bug” in high school, and a few years ago, I began making clothes for myself. Now I make just about everything I wear! I’m really looking forward to teaching kids’ and adult sewing classes at Twill. We’ll be starting up the Kids Can Sew classes on Saturday mornings, beginning with a fun and easy pillowcase project, where kids will learn the basics of machine sewing: how to sew a straight line with a seam guide, how to use pins and the iron, and how to sew a French seam (ooh la la!). I also can’t wait to get some adult classes going! The Twill team has been coming up with some great ideas, and I’m hoping to get some garment sewing classes for beginners off the ground in the near future. Ever dreamed of making a fun spring or summer dress or skirt? That dream could come true right here at Twill! P.S. In case you’re curious, that picture is of me in my me-made wedding dress and shrug! 🙂