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. 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 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.
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.
Nancy and her husband recently relocated to Arizona from Connecticut to be closer to family. They are enjoying learning about and seeing all the beauty Arizona has to offer. Since retiring after 42 years in health care she has enjoyed spending more time knitting for her grandchildren, gardening, reading, hiking and bicycling.
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!
Laurie has been knitting since her Mom and Grandmother taught her to knit as a teen. Knitting in Buffalo, New York meant knitting with heavier yarns; since moving to Arizona nearly 30 years ago, she has enjoyed working with all different types and weights of yarns. She enjoys working with customers and loves the challenge of a “difficult” pattern.
Kristen taught herself to knit when she found a learn-to-knit kit online. Knitting, as well as crocheting, soon became a passion. She loves sharing and teaching these crafts with others, and particularly enjoys when a student has an “a-ha!” moment.
Sharann learned to crochet, knit, embroider and quilt from her Mom. While she has many of her old needles and hooks, Sharann loves today’s updated tools and YARN. She has worked with color and design in many textile forms and is currently enthralled with the vast world of yarn choices, particularly she enjoys learning the content of yarns and matching the best pattern for that yarn. Sharann is very interested in supporting and sharing knowledge about local dyers and yarn artisans. Sharann have a 3 yr old grand daughter, and enjoys knitting and crocheting from the huge array of really fun and cute patterns for toddler clothes and toys.