Originally from England, I now find myself on the very Northern rugged Coastline of California where my husband and I, along with our daughter, are goat dairy farmers. I taught myself how to knit one dark winter living in Finland. It came so easily and naturally it seemed like I knew how to all along (perhaps my Nanny’s genes have something to do with that), and I have been knitting ever since.
What began as a naturally dyed yarn business encouraged me into the world of knitwear design, and it is this which I focus on now. I love to celebrate simple stitches with beautiful yarn, clean shapes with delicate details. My time, our time, is precious and I work with only local, thoughtful and transparent yarns. We are blessed to live in a time when many people, such as farmers and other yarn curators, believe the same and we have access to a wide range of conscious grown and processed fibers. So you will notice in my knitting I only work with domestic, organic, or naturally dyed yarns.
While it is no longer a huge part of what I do, I occasionally have available in my etsy shop some of my naturally dyed yarn and fabrics. Without the use of toxic chemicals I dye locally sourced wool with the natural pigment found in the plants and flowers about my farm and home. I enjoy working with whole plant dye rather than pigments and these projects are often for fun or for my family’s needs and I share them here.
Food, plants, herbs and fiber, be it knitting, sewing, cheese or medicine – these things make my world go round.