Our Instructors

Chloë Bowers       Crochet
I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was a teen, and I’ve been crocheting in earnest for the last 15 years. I grew up in New York City and attended the School of Visual Arts for interior design, but decided to pursue horticulture and landscape design instead and have worked in that field for many years. I have a teenage boy, 15, and identical twin 5-year-old girls, all of whom have wardrobes full of crochet! You can view my work on Ravelry under ChloeNY.


Nancy Gould   Owner, The Sheep Shoppe

A graduate of, and former instructor at FIT in New York City, I am the owner of The Sheep Shoppe and have worked as a professional knit designer for more than 30 years. I love sharing my passion for fine fiber, technique, design, and color. When I'm not knitting, felting, spinning, or dreaming up ideas for the shop, I can be found in a garden or wandering in the woods with my dog Annie.


Susan Cappucci          Knitting

I love the process of creating: knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, crocheting, cooking, and gardening.  My Mom and grandmother taught me to knit as a young child and in junior high school I learned to sew.  Throughout my life I have pursued self-instruction as well as taken classes to learn and discover new craft techniques. I am now available to teach private knitting lessons.

I enjoy helping others enjoy the art of knitting by teaching them the basic skills to enjoy for a lifetime.  I have taught young children as well as adults.  It is so rewarding to start with a ball of yarn and magically transform it into a work of art.  


Melanie Matos     Knitting

Melanie Matos has been knitting for 11 years.  After college, she worked as a dyer for Holiday Yarns, a Syracuse-based yarn company and supplier of fabulous sock yarn to The Sheep Shoppe. While living in Syracuse, she taught knitting classes and began designing patterns.  Now living and working in CT, Melanie likes to knit in her free time.  Her favorite things are socks and pullover sweaters.  She also loves to spin, embroider, crochet, and occasionally needle felt. Fiber festivals are her jam!