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Meet our team!

Tawnee Kinnebrew (she/her)

Owner


Tawnee Kinnebrew is the owner and founder of Wyldwood Creative. She opened Wyldwood Creative to share her love of making with the community. She is a maker of all things and has at least 10 WIPs at any time. When she's not at work she loves hanging out with her husband Taylor and their pack of dogs, Zeus, Gus, and Willow. Oh and a fat ass cat named Stella. She loves living in the PNW, a good round of pub trivia, and all things trashy TV. She has a passion for teaching and keeps things light and fun in her classes. Owning Wyldwood is a dream come true and she is so thankful she gets to do what she loves every day.
Maggie Franquemont

Maggie Franquemont (she/her)

Online Fulfillment Specialist


Maggie is a Renton local, who simply hung around the shop until Tawnee offered her a job. She finds cutting fabric and helping folks with their projects soothing and fun. Maggie is what Mr. Bingly would call "accomplished" - she knits, crochets, sews, quilts, embroiders, paints, etc. etc. She unfortunately does not have a thorough understanding of the modern languages and therefore Mr. Darcy would find the term too liberally applied. When she isn't in the crafting room she likes to watch PBS, bake, and play video games. She also enjoys wandering around the Pacific Northwest doing a whole variety of outdoor activities and photographing the flora and fauna. Her favorite dinosaur is the stegosaurus.
Kael Zayas

Kael Zayas (she/her)

Instructor


Kael has been interested in sewing since she could hold a needle and thread! She's moved on from using a hotel sewing kit to turn t-shirt scraps into doll dresses, but only in scale: one of her current favorite projects is upcycling old clothing into new creations for her two young children. When not at Wyldwood, you can find Kael serving local families as a doula or talking to her beloved flock of backyard chickens (probably that second one). If she never had to sew another face mask again, she'd be fine.

Areas of interest: garment sewing, Língit moccasins, hand quilting, knitting, saying "I could make that!"*
*50/50 success rate

Would love to learn: Língit button blankets & regalia, the finer points of tailoring
Joanne Yusuf

Joanne Yusuf (she/her)

Instructor


Joanne Yusuf is a self taught sewist and maker. She started sewing in early 2000 making home decor pillows and zipper pouches on her grandmother's vintage Singer machine. After sewing an endless amount of dresses for her daughter and commissioned pieces, she decided to give sewing her own garments a try and never looked back! After years of dedication to the craft, Joanne is now sewing button plackets, denim jeans, dresses and occasional pieces for her home and family. Joanne feels confident teaching others how to sew and get started on their own garment sewing journey. Joanne works as a part time sewing instructor at Wyldwood Creative teaching the Pattern Basics Workshop. You can find all her creative endeavors on Instagram @Joanne_essentials. She lives in beautiful West Seattle with her family of 5 and 3 furry babies.
Remy Nixon

Remy Nixon (he/they)

Website and Communications


Remy is Wyldwood's resident computer-tinker-er and communications person! They love being able to put their background in technology and their love of quilting to use for a business whos "passion for being good stewards of the planet and the community matches my own". They live in Seattle with his husband and two small children. When they're not figuring out how to hack our own website to make sliding-scale classes work, you can find him slowly making a single quilt, throwing pillows at his kids, drinking coffee at their neighborhood cafe, doing puzzles (jigsaw, logic, any kind of puzzle!), or violently killing invasive blackberry plants with Seattle Green Partnership. He's looking forward to helping our store and our sewing community grow and evolve as a space that feels safe and is equitable for everyone!
Ashleigh Vessey

Ashleigh Vessey (she/her)

Class Coordinator


Ashleigh is the newest member of Wyldwood, but is no stranger to the shop. Being a lifelong crafter of all kinds, Ashleigh set out to learn to quilt when Wyldwood moved into her neighborhood a couple years ago. Ashleigh's mom raised her to always ask if she could "make it herself" before buying elsewhere, including gaudy dresses from every wedding or school dance she attended (Ever had flowers hot glued to a dress while you're wearing it? Ashleigh has). Ashleigh brings to Wyldwood Creative her expertise with all things logistics and operations, with background in event planning, NFL games, and non-profit fundraisers. When not in her crafting room, she spends time with her husband and two dogs, rolling critical failures while playing D&D, and being really, genetically bad at karaoke. Ashleigh's motto is "Hoarding craft supplies and using them are two separate hobbies".