It’s been quite a ride, these last couple of weeks, with a 1,000-year rainstorm and flooding hitting our state and bringing this city to a halt for a few days… Preparing to teach a cheese-making workshop, twice (because one had to be cancelled due to the weather), and making about six-seven different cheeses in the course of a week… Taking some big steps towards a future I’ve been dreaming of for so long (you’ll hear about that soon enough)…
And in the midst of all this, opening my first yarn shop!
You can now find the Gather & Grow fiber shop on Etsy, with my wool yarns all dyed with natural dyes. It’s a modest collection at this point, but I’m proud and happy to be able to share my craft with knitters, crocheters and crafters who will put my yarns to a good use. For, at the rate I keep dyeing more fiber, I’ll never be able to knit it all myself! On the virtual shelves of the store, you’ll find both hand-spun yarns and mill-spun yarns. Everything is dyed with botanical colors, with no synthetic dyes or toxic materials whatsoever used in the process. At this point, some of the fiber is regionally sourced, but not all; and some of the dye materials are gathered and grown locally by me, but not all. My vision for what happens next is to focus on producing those locally sourced yarns. That’s what I want Gather & Grow to be about, and I’m presently doing the researching, gathering and growing that that involves. But in the meantime, I’m really excited to hang up my shingle and find these yarns a home.
Come visit my store and see what’s been keeping me busy!!!