WILD HAND TEAM
Together we are caregivers, crocheters, women, teachers, friends, veterans, knitters, weavers, explorers, spinners, all things fiber, dyers, grandmas, mothers, wives, survivors, lovers, students, perpetually in a learning curve, sewers, thoughtful, and embracing the creative peace within.
:: Jessica has been knitting & crocheting for 20+ years. A New Yorker living in a Jersey world, doing the things she loves and helping others in the process. Creating the life of her dreams one stitch at a time. @fuchsia_12knitzEMILY CHURCHILL
:: Emily is a longtime knitter and quilter, politics-and-pandemic-inspired cross-stitcher, and aspiring alpaca owner. During the day, she works in nonprofit news. She is most likely to be found in her garden, where she works on heritage seed-saving efforts and native plant promotion alongside her trusty, grumpy cat Bu.
:: With over 40+ years of experience as a maker, Yolanda is known for her creative handmade knitted and crocheted accessories. She enjoys sharing her creative passion through teaching (at Wild Hand and other places!) and coaching. Yolanda resides in Philadelphia. @yknitsncrochet2THERESA HILL
:: Theresa is a RN, Army veteran, and fiber artist from Newark, DE. She has been knitting since childhood and has spinning since 2014. Theresa is also a local fiber dye artist and teaches knitting, spinning, crochet, dyeing at local fiber festivals, retreats, and at Wild Hand! Theresa is a contributor to PLY magazine's advisory board. She is the owner of Ewe-Nited States of Fiber (check out her work here at Wild Hand
) and a wife and mom to three sons. @ewe_nited_states_of_fiber
:: Carlie is a self-taught knitter, avid cross stitcher, and natural dye experimenter hailing from Richmond, VA. A queer crafter and member of the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers, Carlie values building community through her fiber-based hobbies. She enjoys learning from and sharing her talents with others, both in person and online, and has an interest in craft history and material sustainability. When not making yet another batch of vegan chili, she can usually be found knitting in one of Philly’s many outdoor spaces.
LIZ SYTSMA :: Shop creator + owner, Liz is a lifelong fiber tinkerer. She comes from the nonprofit sector (Liz helped created CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia) and has infused Wild Hand with the community engagement, equity-building, and creativity that was a part of her work in the nonprofit arts + culture sector for many years. This is the first yarn shop Liz has worked at and she lives around the corner with her mostly female human + animal family.