Julie Weisenberger, Founder of Cocoknits

Julie Weisenberger, founder of Cocoknits, is an internationally renowned knitwear designer and teacher known for her elegant, modern fashion sense and her unique commonsense method to knitting tailored, seamless sweaters that are as enjoyable to make as they are comfortable and flattering to wear.

Adrienne Rodriguez & Kristine Vejar,
Founders of A Verb for Keeping Warm
Adrienne Rodriguez and Kristine Vejar own A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, California, a retail textile store and natural dye studio founded in 2007. They love to travel and to meet people from around the world who share a love for textiles. They also love to teach people how to use natural dyes. Kristine is the author of The Modern Natural Dyer (Abrams 2015). They have a new book coming out this fall, titled Journeys in Natural Dyeing (Abrams 2020).