On top of the economic effects of COVID-19, many businesses across the country have been hurt by people seeking damage, change, and take advantage of protests and demonstrations.
For the time being I will be donating 10% of the income from my sales and commissions to the Lake Street Council, to help the businesses in the neighborhood along Lake Street in Minneapolis rebuild. Information about the fund and the Council, and if you want to donate directly can be found at the link below.
I encourage people to also look for organizations local to them.
Updates in gallery and sales sections 6/11/2020
A new way to support me! I've started a Patreon page so I can more easily give some perks to folks who want to support me. Give as little as $1 one time, or up to $20 (currently) monthly, get access to exclusive content, help me pick patterns occasionally, even free or discounted shipping (depending on where in the world you are). More things to come in time!
I first learned to spin when I had to return to my parents after becoming devastatingly ill. I remain chronically ill, still enjoy spinning, as well as knitting, and doing a few other fiber arts.
Mostly you will find hand knitted products of no particular sizing, such as shawls. I use a variety of yarns, and love lace and cables. There are likely to be smaller items like bookmarks as well, and from time to time my hand spun yarn.
I also take commissions! If you're looking for something particular, or something I have for sale but in a different color, inquire and I'll work with you to see if I can meet your need.
Sign up to hear about updates, events, and specials. Your email will not be shared with others!
The items in this collection will be made from fiber and yarn sourced in Wisconsin. There are small mills as well as fiber producers, and I'm proud to support them and use their products in my work! Just getting started, but keep your eyes on the sales and commission page!
" The Livestock Conservancy has long said that the way to save endangered breeds of livestock is to give them a job. In the case of wool sheep, we need to start using their wool again. Because of marketing challenges, some shepherds discard or compost the wool after their annual shearing rather than cleaning it and selling it. "
In addition to hand spun yarn, I'll be hand knitting with these rare breeds as well! I may occasionally have items for sale, or you can talk to me about a commission - many of the fiber providers are also offering yarn if you want to cut a bit of time and cost while still supporting rare breed shepherds!