Barbara Vassallo has been a fibercraft maker for more than 50 years encouraged by both grandmothers who first taught her to crochet and embroider. After a first career as a lawyer/lobbyist and then stay-at-home mom, she recently opened Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery in Corning, NY – featuring sustainable and traceable fiber and needle craft products. “Rabbit Row” origin story: her maiden name means rabbit in German (Haas); her mom is Rosemarie (Ro). Barbara grew up in Endicott, NY, and moved back to NY (Corning) in 2014 after 25 years in the DC-area. She is a current member on the 171 Cedar Arts Center Board of Directors and a proud 2021 graduate of the IncubatorWorks Co.Starter program.