Samantha Brunson is the owner of Bobble Club House, a knitting and crafting social club with events in NYC. Samantha also runs the Bobble Club House blog that chronicles the younger side of the crafting community with stories from a diverse group of crafters.
Samantha graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago’s Fashion Department in 2012 where she studied under incredible designers including artist Nick Cave and designer Shane Gabier of Creatures of The Wind. During her time in school, she worked for fashion companies such as Donna Karan, Maggy London, and Bliss Lau before graduating and continuing her work in the Fashion industry. Samantha started her first company, SOSA Knitwear, in 2014. SOSA Knitwear creates intricate handmade knitwear and crochet for designer’s couture & ready-to-wear runway shows.
She is a self-proclaimed elderly millennial and is always looking for new ways to share her love of knitwear and crafting with the world.
Jessica is a knitting and crochet instructor for KnitChats who first began teaching in her LYS in 2016. Her love for textiles began when her grandmother taught her how to crochet when she was 8 years old. Jessica is a self-taught knitter and has since come to spinning, which gave her a greater understanding of yarn construction and how it affects the outcome of any given project.
As a left-handed knitter, Jessica has been faced with and has overcome many challenges due to the lack of information available for lefties within the knitting industry. Her passion and ability for teaching is not exclusive to left-handed knitters; she has successfully taught many right-handed knitters, including two of her own children.
It is among her primary goals to share her passion for knitting with as many people as possible, to instill confidence within fellow lefty knitters, and build upon their knitting skills.
Eliza is an artist, writer, traveler, and former student of fashion design. She went to school with Bobblehouse Club founder, Samantha Brunson, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. There she studied many different forms of art but focused on fashion design.