About Us

Fiber Trends was established in 1994 by Bev Galeskas, from the beginning Fiber Trends’ patterns were sold through retail yarn stores and this continued support has allowed us to expand our line to over 200 patterns and products. Fiber Trends resides in East Wenatchee, Washington. East Wenatchee is part of the Wenatchee Valley which is pretty much smack in the middle of the state and on the eastern slope of the Cascades.


Miro Gabaldo

Customer Service and Operations Manager

In addition to order taker, shipper, leather cutter, inventory control, coffee maker and pug walker Miro makes sure everything runs smooth day in day out at Fiber Trends. He most enjoys chatting with our customers from around the globe and hearing about life beyond the valley.

Favorite Fun Thing: Trail riding on his Honda dirtbike offroad with friends in the woods and bicycling around the Apple Capital Loop.

Debbie Radtke

Pattern Support Extraordinaire

Debbie is the creator of the famous hedgehog pattern as well as many other Fiber Trends animal patterns. She travels to Stitches West and Stitches South teaching different knitting and felting classes as well as helping her friends in their booths. Debbie and Fiber Trends go back many years, she has extensive knowledge of all Fiber Trends patterns and test knit most of them before being published.

As pattern support person extraordinaire, Debbie is ready to help with any questions regarding Fiber Trends patterns.

Favorite Fun Thing: Spending time with her hubby riding their Harley Davidson Road Glide across our beautiful state.

Jackie Gabaldo

Liaison, Head Cheese

Jackie spends the day communicating with designers, publishers, marketers, advertisers and suppliers. She makes most of the decisions and is smart enough to surround herself with highly knowledgeable, supportive and positive people.

Jackie loves receiving new design submissions and brainstorming them with the team.

Favorite Fun Thing: Riding her bicycle along the Columbia River to Pybus Market while listening to audio books or Kenny Chesney.

Aspiration: To knit while riding her bicycle.

Benny The Jett

Director of Leisure

Benny has yet to assume the role of Director Leisure and is best title Director of Energy.
He loves coming to work and keeping everyone on their toes. Benny's highlight is his afternoon visit from the postman.

He loves the weekends when he can ride on the bike to his favorite pet shop on the avenue for a "treat".