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Deren Bader

Deren is the owner and founder of EWE. She has been making things for as long as she can remember. She loves to knit sweaters, sew her own clothes and dye yarn and cloth with plants she grows in her garden. Deren loves teaching knitting and gets great satisfaction from seeing people start and finish a project they thought was impossible for them to do. 

EWE Employees

Jacqueline Cieslak

Part-time knitter, full-time graduate student and dog mom, Jacqui has been knitting and teaching others to knit in Charlottesville since 2012. She especially likes to knit anything with stranded colorwork, stuffed animals, and dog sweaters. Whenever she is in the shop, she is accompanied by her sweet pup, Raii. You can follow them both on Instagram @jacquelinecieslak.


Lori Stevenson

Lori has been knitting for 40 years! She learned to knit while living in Austria and is a continental knitter. Her favorite knits are shawls and cardigans. She has lived in Charlottesville for 36 years and has worked in two great knit shops. She is married to Rich and has two adult children and two dogs.


Pam Gibson

Pam learned as a teenager to do the two basic stitches, knit and purl. But no one ever taught her how to cast on or bind off, making it very difficult to knit any projects. Many decades later, her daughter-in-law taught her how to cast on and she took to knitting like a duck to water. These days, with many more skills under her belt, Pam loves helping other knitters figure out their mistakes!