Indulge your passion at Jessica Knits & Crochets
Jessica Knits and Crochets is the place to be for all of your knit and crochet needs. We have the finest selection of yarns and an unsurpassed inventory of needles, notions and accessories. But most of all, we have a warm, inviting, and fun atmosphere with knowledgeable staff on hand to help you make the most of your fiber experience.
For over thirty years, Tammy Barker lived in the Valley of the Sun running a successful real estate and general contracting business with her husband, John. While taking a break from real estate, Tammy began to knit and crochet again as her mother did. Once again, the business world beckoned when this beautiful yarn store in north Scottsdale was looking to sell. Tammy saw her next business venture and she and John acquired the store in May 2011.
Jessica Knits has never looked better! Tammy continues to provide amazing designs, new and beautiful fibers, and exceptional services that have people across the country seeking out our store. We look forward to exceeding your expectations on your next visit.
CATHRINE A. MCCLURE
Cathrine has been crafting since she was a young girl. Sewing and quilting her way through high school, she also learned to crochet at age 14. Teaching herself to knit at age 19, she made several sweaters, then switched to filet crochet, and through the years has worked at needlepoint, cross-stitch, and sold her own designed custom-made quilts. With her focus now mainly on knitting and crochet, she works and teaches at Jessica Knits, always learning new techniques to share with her students.
Viki loves knitting, felting and making cables. Making felted bags is her favorite. She loves working with hand dyed worsted weight yarns in merino or cashmere fibers. A former Special Ed. teacher, she enjoys golf, needlepoint, knitting and Mah Jongg.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Kathy was five years old when her grandmother taught her to knit. Since then, there has not been a day that has gone by that she hasn’t had a knitting or crochet project of some sort (or two, three, or four) in progress.
Pat is an Interior Designer from Michigan. Her Grandmother taught her to crochet before she was ten. She got the knitting bug about eleven years ago when a new yarn shop opened in her neighborhood. She loves to learn new techniques and stitches and to knit with just about any weight of yarn.
Born in Urbana, Illinois, Kathy is a new transplant to Arizona. Her Mom taught her to knit and crochet when she was 8 years old. Kathy has become fond of working with linen, rayon, hemp and bamboo. What Kathy loves most about knitting…it lets her create something unique and it is portable!
Originally from Michigan, I have lived in Arizona since 1994. I’m a lifelong knitter, crocheter and avid sewer. My greatest accomplishment in knitting, was teaching my daughter Amanda. I now have a partner in crime. She is very good at supporting my habit of buying yarn! I am very excited to be working with Tammy and her wonderful team.