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      Lori Sheffield - Owner, Instructor, Customer Service Representative

"I was taught to knit by my aunt when I was 9.  I didn't really pick up crochet until somewhere around 1994.  I've been teaching since February, 1982, and bought Skeins On Main January 1, 2009.  There's nothing I love more than sharing my knowledge of knitting and crochet, and watching as people "get it" or accomplish something they didn't think was possible.  When I'm not knitting, crocheting, or running the shop (which is pretty much never), my husband and I love to visit different areas around our beautiful United States or, if it's summertime, you can find me on the lake enjoying a paddleboard or kayak.  My other passions are my animals (3 dogs and 3 cats), cooking and baking."
      Theresa Fenstermaker - Instructor

"I learned to crochet sitting next to my grandmother when I was little. I was taught knitting by taking a few classes during the pandemic lockdown in 2020. I love to make stuffed animals and it brings me joy to teach others. I spend my free time having fun with my family and friends in Rochester."
Sue Hendricks - Instructor

"I was taught to crochet by my grandmother when I was very young.  After many years of refusing to learn how to knit, I finally gave it a try.  Now I teach both techniques.  I work a full-time day job, so you'll normally see me at the shop during evenings and/or weekends."

Shawna Mehaffy - Customer Service Representative & Instructor

"I taught myself to knit at 23 years old, when I decided it would be a wonderful idea to make a sweater (complete with a kitty cat face) for my toddler.  When I actually accomplished this with surprisingly few mistakes - hey, seams showing on the outside is a design element... design element, people! - I was hooked and have been knitting as life allows ever since.  When I'm not in the shop, working on my current knitting project, or making natural skincare products, you'll find me avoiding the housework with a variety of hobbies ranging from gardening, to mud runs, to target shooting, to sitting on the beach."

      Laura Palazzolo - Instructor

"My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was young, and I learned to knit from a friend in high school. When I had my first child I really dove into both crafts because I needed a creative outlet that suited the interruptions of motherhood. After having my second, we all started visiting Skeins regularly. The warm and welcoming staff made the store feel like home, and it's an absolute delight to teach here now. I have a master’s degree in education, and I taught high school English and yearbook for six years while coaching volleyball and cheerleading. I love helping people overcome challenges and gain confidence in themselves, whether in a classroom, in martial arts, on a yoga mat, or in my local yarn store."

       Carolyn Simpson - Customer Service Representative & Instructor

"My son recently said, 'You've been staring at a computer screen for twenty years, Mom.  It's time to do something you enjoy.'  And so I did!  I've happily been with Skeins On Main since August 2022 and enjoy getting to know and help customers plan their next project.  But watch out!  When a new box of, well, anything, is delivered, stand back - I can't wait to see what loveliness is inside.  When I'm not knitting, I'm cultivating my butterfly habitat, gardening and preserving the vegetables I grow in the community garden, reading, or going on road trips with Willow (my cat) to visit my son, daughter-in-law, and grandpup, Lyra."
      Lauren Wetzel - Customer Service Representative
      Erin White - Customer Service Representative