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The main focus of Mosaic Yarn Studio is instruction. We have classes ranging from beginning to expert running 7 days a week, mornings and evenings. The MYS staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Our goal is to continue on our way to becoming a celebrated fiber arts design school, and we know that excelling at customer service and instruction is the key.

Meet our Staff:

 Darlene Joyce

With a background in fashion design and an Illinois Teaching certificate, owner Darlene Joyce set out to make her dream a reality. Sixteen years later and still going strong, Mosaic Yarn Studio is a result of hard work, creative engineering and persistence.

Darlene has been teaching knitting classes since 1992 and has a strong following of loyal students. Although she is responsible for paying the bills and keeping the shop in order, her favorite part of owning the shop is her students and her staff. She loves sharing her excitement for knitting and relishes in her students accomplishments.

Darlene has been published in Cast OnSocks, Socks, Socks and Interweave Knits and has taught numerous workshop for knitting guilds and for many shops.


Georg Luxton
Georg Luxton

Georg has been with MYS since 2004.  By day she’s an art teacher, but can be found here on weekends and Wednesday evenings teaching weaving classes.  Fiber has been her “thing” ever since she can remember.  She enjoys any form of fiber technique, but weaving and knitting are her favorites.

June Sorensen
June Sorensen

June was taught to knit by her mother and grandmother, both wonderful knitters.  It wasn’t until she began working at Mosaic in 2005, however, that she became an adventurous knitter – willing to try any pattern or technique, especially if Darlene dares her to! June loves working with charts, loves color work, and is known to work on multiple projects at one time.  These days, knitting for her grandchildren makes her smile!

Courtney Buckalew-KramerKate Joyce

Kate learned to knit premie hats for a service project when she was a senior in high school. She’s been knitting ever since. The wonderful women at Mosaic Yarn Studio have taught her everything she knows about knitting and continuously challenge her to grow as a knitter. Although Kate is the youngest on staff, her stash is rapidly growing – good thing her husband understands.

Nick Clewell

Nick was taught how to knit in middle school by his mother.  He taught himself a few things over several years then eventually found his local yarn shop had a knit night and started to learn everything he could about knitting form an experienced community.  Nick started to work at Mosaic in early 2018 and still loves to learn any new technique he can wrap his mind around.  When he isn't knitting samples for the shop, he can usually be found at his spinning wheel playing around with fiber.

Julie Davidson

Julie learned to knit after she discovered there was such a thing as a "Yarn Studio".  It was love at first knit.  And that was is in 2005.  Having worked in healthcare management, she learned that patience is a virtue.  Working at the shop is a dream come true for her love of "YARN".  

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