Carla Hanson's Profile

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I am a spinner, weaver, dyer, batt maker, and lover of all things woolly and soft. I'm also a wife and the mother of seven (yes, really) children.

For their entire lives, my children have heard me tell them to find something they love doing so much that they would do it for free and then find a way to make a career out of it. Well, guess what? I have done just that, and I couldn't be happier.

This business started out as my Saturday business--the hobby-turned-business that I did for sheer joy while homeschooling my bunchkins and working from home the rest of the week. I quit my other job a couple years ago, but I have more than made up the time with Purple Lamb.

While I'm nursing the baby at night, I'm thinking up new colorways for my yarn and art batts and intriguing combinations for knitting and weaving. On…

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  • Joined October 19, 2011

Favorite materials

alpaca, angora, merino wool, kid mohair locks, silk

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PurpleLamb
Handspun Yarn, Hand-Dyed Yarn, Art Batts,...

About

I am a spinner, weaver, dyer, batt maker, and lover of all things woolly and soft. I'm also a wife and the mother of seven (yes, really) children.

For their entire lives, my children have heard me tell them to find something they love doing so much that they would do it for free and then find a way to make a career out of it. Well, guess what? I have done just that, and I couldn't be happier.

This business started out as my Saturday business--the hobby-turned-business that I did for sheer joy while homeschooling my bunchkins and working from home the rest of the week. I quit my other job a couple years ago, but I have more than made up the time with Purple Lamb.

While I'm nursing the baby at night, I'm thinking up new colorways for my yarn and art batts and intriguing combinations for knitting and weaving. On Sunday, I take the day off from making items for the shop, but it's a rare day when I don't pick up something that I'm knitting or weaving as a gift just for the joy of creating. I know if you're reading this, you share that joy.

The best thing is that my children actually see what I do, and we get to be together while I'm working. And hopefully when they hear me tell them once again to find something they love doing and make a career out of it, they will see that it can be done because you and I together have made that happen!

Thank you!!!!

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