Kristine Vejar - Owner, Teacher, and Natural Dyer for A Verb for Keeping Warm

Kristine has a deep love and appreciation for natural fibers, natural dyes, and textile traditions. From learning to sew and knit from her Grandmother as a child, to re-discovering her love for textiles while attending school in India, Kristine’s study of textiles and the processes used to create them, has been a path throughout her life. Kristine has received numerous accolades for her work, including a Fulbright Grant to India, and has consulted with the Textile Museum in Washington DC. She started Verb as a way to combine her work in India with her life in the U.S.

Adrienne Rodriguez - Co-Founder, Teacher, and Dye Studio Technician

Adrienne is an avid nature lover and mushroom hunter. She was born in Indio, California and grew up with the desert around her. She is a Mills College graduate with a degree in Art History. She has been gardening and working with plants since she was able to walk. Her father, a horticulturist for over 50 years, has inspired her to work with the plants. With additional post graduate courses in horticulture and natural dyeing she has worked to further the study of dye gardening and dyeing with plants and mushrooms in the SF Bay Area. You can find more about her adventures at
Email: adrienne (at) averbforkeepingwarm (dot) com

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Karen K. - Sales and Teacher

Karen is an avid knitter and maker. She has been knitting for over 20 years and is an expert at following patterns, finding gauge, and teaching new knitters. Karen can easily be described as friendly, patient, and welcoming. 

Sarah O. - Sales and Project Assistance

Sarah O. works the sales floor with great enthusiasm and friendly assistance.  She is an avid knitter and crocheter and is currently learning to sew and embroider. Sarah is a tremendous help to Verb as she is the person who keeps all the t's crossed and all the i's dotted. In other words, she makes sure that all packages are sent, all orders entered, and is the lead contact for all of our clubs.  

Mckenzie M. - Sales and Teacher

Mckenzie has been knitting since she was 16.  Her interests include zines, plants, food, and her cat, Hedwig.  She enjoys engaging people in conversation about the politics of making garments as a fat-bodied person as well as assisting in pattern adjustments.  She teaches the Knitting 101 - 103 series.

Vivian T. - Sales and Teacher

Vivian learned to crochet at a young age from her Japanese grandmother and loves exploring the different types of craft related to her upbringing.  She spent her summer WWOOFing (worldwide opportunities on organic farm) on a Northern California Sheep and vegetable farm. She loves all things fiber and has her own flower sculpting company called Fiber Florist.

Chris R. - Dye Studio Assistant

Chris has been working with fiber since 2005.  His main skills include knitting, dyeing, and rigid heddle weaving.  He shares his skills openly at Commuknitty every Thursday night.  His other interests include natural gardening, food ethics, and community organizing.

Cleopatra Antonia and Calliope Piccolo - Store Greeters & PR

Cleo and Calli are miniature dachshunds.  They work full time at the store as store greeters.  They are friendly and love to meet new people.  Their favorite past times include sleeping in the sun, hunting, and going for walks.