Yasna is a Chilean textile designer, a graduate of the University of Valparaiso - Chile, adventurous traveler, and a passionate tea lover.
During her 20-year career, Yasna has worked in most of the areas of textile design, as an entrepreneur and as a designer, creating clothing and knitted/woven accessories for children and adults. She has developed marketing solutions for companies like Coca-Cola and Nestlé in her native Chile. She has extensive experience in retail window design and display for independent boutiques, malls and department stores. She was a teaching assistant for graphic design at the University of Valparaiso and taught her own curriculum at the Cidec Institute in Viña del Mar, Chile.
In 2003, with a strong desire of adventure and knowledge, Yasna decided to move to Scotland, focusing on improving her marketing skills, learning English and enjoying delicious cups of tea! She lived there for 5 years, in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. While there, she worked for the food company El Olivo, designing displays for trade shows.
The Knitting Pot opened in November of 2013. It turned out to be one of the coldest winters in years - which was actually a good thing for a knitting shop! It took three months to transform the space into the welcoming, colorful, and inspiring environment it is today.
One room is a studio and classroom, and the other one is devoted to the shop, with an interesting selection of high quality yarn and accessories that will help you with the construction, embellishment and maintenance of your hand made items.
For the holistic experience you can also purchase a tasty selection of teas and treats. Enjoy the soft texture of your fibers and the aroma and flavor of a cup of tea... an intimate experience for the happiness of your soul and the peace of your mind.
Walk into Yasna's shop and become inspired by all the color as well as her energy. In the intimacy of her studio, her knowledge and passion for fibers will encourage you to learn this fun and relaxing activity!
Yasna personally teaches the beginning classes for kids and adults. With knowledge and patience she will get you started. With creativity and intense attention to detail, she will help you create beautiful handmade pieces. Supporting your style of learning, she will assist you by answering questions and fixing mistakes or any "suspicious" stitches!
To ensure personalized attention, the classes will be small groups of 2-4 people. While working in an intimate atmosphere and enjoying a little treat, the students will definitely succeed with their project!
It's always the perfect time of the year to learn! Join us on a beautiful journey to create a handmade item for yourself or someone you love!