Unwind Fiber Arts is a labor of love
for Treva Calegari and Tammy Garrison.

 

Treva studied interior design at Mizzou and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University. Always a creative, she painted murals for a number of years—then discovered knitting 15 years ago while on a trip with her mother, with no idea how it would change her life. She nurtured her new passion through forums such as Knitty Gritty on the DIY channel before finding a knitting community in a small shop near her then home in Scottsdale. Eventually, Treva went to work in the shop, and spent the next 8 years teaching classes, assisting customers with their creativity, and forming lasting relationships with fellow knitters. In addition to knitting, she has experience in spinning and weaving, and is working on adding crochet to her repertoire. Treva relocated to Missouri a few years ago, and can’t wait to use the skills she’s honed over the years to foster a knitting community in Lee’s Summit.

Tammy is also a self-taught knitter, and first picked up the needles in 2007. With an education degree from Mizzou and a law degree from Washington University, her professional path took the long road to the creative career she now enjoys. She stepped away from work outside the home when her first child was born; two more kids soon followed. Once she discovered knitting, she spent years creating garter stitch scarves for family members and eventually developed a passion for charity knitting projects, such as lap blankets for shut-ins, helmet liners for troops deployed overseas, and chemo caps for cancer patients. Tammy’s curiosity has recently nudged her to tackle sweater and shawl patterns, and she is currently working on her own knitwear designs. A teacher at heart, Tammy looks forward to sharing the beauty and benefit of fiber art with her friends and neighbors.