Introducing the crew
The crew at, The Makery, is here to make your experience the best! Whether you are learning to crochet, knitting the perfect sweater, stitching some hoop art, painting a palette clock,
or stringing some art...we've got you covered.
Our instructors love to teach and make things and they will gently guide you, step by step, through the process of
making something beautiful or helping you in store as you find the perfect fiber for your project.
Kim has wanted to own a shop since she was a kid. The Makery is a realization of that dream. She's filled the shop with things she knows you'll love. Amazing yarn and fiber, color soaked threads, strong women, and a comfortable, beautiful space to make things She believes that when we hang out and make things, stories are shared, and when stories are shared communities become stronger.
Susan can be found helping to keep shop on various days throughout each month plus, she oversees and teaches our knitting classes. Susan's love of knitting runs deep...and so does her patience. Susan is a fab mix of sassy and sweet and is loved by our shop friends.
Taryn is our lead art instructor. She teaches numerous classes like, Paint and Sip, String Art, Bullet Journaling, Zen Tangle, and more. Taryn's love of art shines through plus, she is a blast of positive energy! Everyone that takes her classes falls in love with her. But it is her middle school art students who love her most.
Online Store Director
Laura is our online store guru. From design, to item photography, writing descriptions and more...she does it all. She works at the shop when we are in a pinch, but what she accomplishes outside of the shop is even more wonderful. An art professor with an outstanding, quirky sense of creativity that constantly blows our mind.
Ashley works in the shop each week, she also teaches various fiber/weaving classes but her skills reach far beyond that. She is good with anything that involves creativity or design. She has an insane eye for what is beautiful. Ashley is super kind, is a new mama and the Thrift Shopping Queen!
Knitted Knocker Director
Kristen heads up our Knitted Knocker program and has been a charitable knitter for years. She also works in the shop once in awhile when we need an extra hand.
We are an official Knitted Knocker location, thanks to Kristen! When she is not knitting up a storm, she is either working on a sewing project or she is busy being the coolest teacher around. Kristen is lovingly known as the Queen of Socks.
Annie is the administrator for The Makery. She handles instructor uploads, scheduling store classes and a ton of other admin things. She also helps Kim (the owner) not drown under a sea of paperwork. Annie is also the founder of the Black Rose Roller Derby team. Very cool.
Ashley is our crochet and macrame instructor. She also plants a mean succulent! She is a burst of sunny energy and is so creative that it motivates the rest of us.
On top of all of that, she has an amazingly gentle spirit. A perfect combo for teaching and guiding others into their creative side.