Meet the Staff
Our Newest Additions
Tammie is known as the felting queen at the shop. She has been teaching our felted mascot class based on the Wool Pets kits. Tammie works in both dry and wet felting. She loves that the new shop has a kitchen where we can teach wet felting classes. She described herself as Lucille Ball reincarnated. (If she is, then I’m her Ethel Mertz.) If you have taken one of her classes, I’m sure that her unflappable, fun-loving spirit has infected you. We love her so much we wanted more of her, so we put her on staff duty on Fridays. She is well versed in both knitting and crochet and will give you wonderful personal attention.
Mya is a Virginia transplant and a military wife. She started visiting the Littleton shop as a way to meet people and she charmed us to bits. While she is still building her knitting skills, she comes with a diverse crafting background and Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. She spent five years as an interior designer. So, if you need help coordinating colors for your wardrobe, your newest afghan and pillows, or just combining fiber and textures she has a fabulous eye. She generally works on Mondays and Wednesdays while going to school to become a pharmacy tech. Please introduce yourself the next time you’re in for some warm southern charm – she’s gathering new friends like my house gathers dust.
Lynne Chantler Spinning Instructor
Lynne has been a crocheter and knitter for over thirty years. After a friend dragged her to a sheep and wool festival almost 10 years ago she became intrigued with making her own yarn. Lynne spent a weekend at a spinning workshop learning to spin on a wheel. After that weekend she was hooked and knew she had to have her own wheel. Ever since getting her wheel she has spent time spinning at least a little every day. Since it can be difficult to take a wheel along with you, she started collecting drop spindles; they are far more portable and she can take her spinning just about anywhere. Lynne loves the textures and organic look of her handspun yarns. Now that she dyes and processes her own fiber, she loves the unique yarns she can make and how at each stage in the process the fiber is different. For the past three years she has taught both drop spindle spinning and wheel spinning one on one in her studio at the Western Ave. Studios, 206 Western Ave., in Lowell, MA. Lynne is also available to teach one on one spinning classes at the shop. Please call The Woolpack at 978-263-3131 if you are interested.