We are KAOS (Knitting And Other Stuff), a collaborative fellowship of fiber artists who knit, spin, weave, sew, dye, and more who came together to learn, teach, and grow. Part of our mission is sharing the enthusiasm, creativity and talents of our members with the community at large.
Pat Buck of Winchester, VA, is an accomplished knitter and spinner. She enjoys embroidery and needlepoint, specializing in antique sampler reproductions on linen.
Lindsey Childs of Winchester, VA, has taken art classes since elementary school. She now enjoys painting, whether it be on canvas or fiber. Another of her passions is photography.
Rebecca Fox of Leesburg,VA, is a practicing pediatrician and weaves as often as possible. Designing with color is the favorite aspect of her weaving, spinning, and knitting.
Chantal Gabard of Berryville, VA, is a native French master dressmaker, tailor, and sewing instructor. She enjoys creating unique pieces, everything from elaborate gowns to period costumes. Her creativity also embraces the fiber world, including knitting, crochet, and weaving.
Sue Groundwater of Winchester, VA, raised sheep and operated a small yarn shop for many years. She now teaches spinning and weaving in her home studio.
Marilyn Jeltes of Winchester Va., is intrigued by the play of color in various fiber arts. A knitter, spinner, and weaver, she enjoys sharing her skills with children.
Karen Kimble of Winchester, VA, is a professional fiberholic. She knits, sews, and embroiders, but her passion is weaving and learning new techniques and structures on her 8-shaft loom.
Keith Lilly of Southern Shores, NC, has been a fiber enthusiast for more years than she cares to remember. Although mainly a weaver, her passion is naturally dyeing fibers and finding surprises in the colors she coaxes out of plants.
Dara Lindsay of Lovettsville, VA, loves animals, knitting, and learning new craft ideas!
Maureen McGlynn Pritchard – The Barefoot Spinner – is a West Virginia shepherdess who enjoys spinning, knitting, and competing in herding trials with her Border Collies.
Sarah Quigley of Berryville, VA, is a third generation fiber artist who is attempting to merge modern art with family tradition. She has a strong desire to incorporate everything her family has taught her together with her own style
Barbara Runkle of Brunswick, MD, is a veteran fiber artist. Her current passion is exploring complementary interaction of color with various weave structures.
Lauri Sisney of Bluemont, VA, loves to create knitted and woven items. Her new studio will provide a lovely space for future weaving students.