Jacqueline Cieslak

Jacqueline Cieslak

I am a cultural anthropologist turned knitting pattern designer, teacher, and maker based in Charlottesville, Virginia. My training as an anthropologist shapes my work as a fiber artist, which I approach with a critical, intersectional body positive agenda.

As a designer, I am deeply invested in creating patterns that are inclusive and accessible for a wide range of body types and abilities. I believe that creating clothes to fit your own body is a practice of self-care, and for those in the most marginalized bodies, it can be an act of resistance. Whatever their circumstances, I hope my designs empower makers to realize they (and their bodies) are worthy of comfortable, well-fitted clothes that reflect their personal style.

When I am home in Charlottesville, you can find me at EWE Fine Fiber Goods, where I teach knitting/sewing classes and hang out with my sweet pup, Raii.


PATTERN SUPPORT

All my patterns have been test knit and professionally tech edited for fit, accuracy, and clarity. If you have a question, details about pattern support can be found on my website.


TEACHING, COLLABS, CONTACT

I sometimes miss important requests submitted via DM on Ravelry or Instagram! If you would like to contact me about events, collaborations, or other business inquiries, information about how to reach me is available on my website here.

My teaching/traveling/events schedule is available here, and a list of some of the classes I currently offer is available here.

I look forward to hearing from you! ❤️

original designs  

Osprey
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Sol Washcloth & Headwrap
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Sol
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Plover
Making No. 9 / SIMPLE
Star Stranded
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Water Bearer
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Water Born
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Star Crossed
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Rift
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Sprouted
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Ursa Minor
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Ursa
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Hoggy Warty Hogwarts Scarf
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Gumball Socks
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Mesa
The Stitch Between
Gravel
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Nordic Pup
The Stitch Between
Harness-friendly dog sweater
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Raii's Bed
The Stitch Between