Meet the 2020 Local Yarn Store Day Contest Judges

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By TNNA Blog posted 10-24-2019 17:55


Meet the 2020 #LYSDay Contest Judges

Meet the 2020 Local Yarn Store Day Contest Judges

By TNNA Editor

Our judges are hard at work determining the first-ever Local Yarn Store Day Design Contest winner! In the meantime, we thought it’d be fun to share a bit about each of this year’s judges with you.

Charlene Anderson with The Anderson Group, LLC

Charlene AndersonCharlene grew up in Hemet, California, on a Thoroughbred horse ranch. She then lived in Hawaii (at sea level) for 20 years before moving to Jackson Hole, Wyoming (6,237 feet above sea level, oxygen tank optional), where she currently lives and works. In addition to running her own e-commerce business, Charlene is an accomplished jewelry and textile artist whose work has been featured in many books and magazines, as well as in numerous art gallery shows and juried exhibitions around the world.

Having been fortunate enough to extensively travel the world, Charlene’s time exploring the cultures, architecture and artwork in over 100 countries has given her an international perspective to design; borrowing inspiration from different cultures and continents and combining them in original and eclectic ways is a hallmark of her work.

Kalliope “Sabrina” Famellos with Anzula

Kalliope “Sabrina” Famellos Kalliope has been a member of TNNA since 2009. She is a spinner, dyer, crocheter, knitter and weaver, and created Anzula in 2002. She is thankful for all the connections she’s made through TNNA and is looking forward to helping build equity in our industry in the years to come. With this role as judge, she is excited to have a bigger impact and to participate in our needlearts community.

Kate Gagnon Osborn with Kelbourne Woolens

Kate OsbornKate Gagnon Osborn is co-owner of Kelbourne Woolens, a yarn company specializing in quality, classic, affordable yarns. She has been designing knitting and crochet patterns for over a decade and loves cables, stranded colorwork, seaming using mattress stitch, and classic shapes and styles. You can find her on the internet on and @kelbournewoolens on Instagram.

Check back for updates on #LYSDay 2020!

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