FroggyYarn's Profile

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I'm a professional fiber artist, spinner, & mad about taking other people's cast-offs & re-creating them as beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.

I used to purchase ALL of my yarns & fibers at full retail price from my local yarn shop. The day that I fell in love with a gorgeous skein of yarn & had to put it back because I couldn't afford it (it was $42 & I needed 6!), I decided I HAD to find a more economical way to acquire those delicious yarns. I'd heard of women who purchased quality sweaters from thrift shops & rummage sales, unraveled them (called "frogging"), & reused the yarn. Eureka! That was 3 years ago. Now, before I begin a new project, I go shopping at my local thrift shops & clothing resale stores FIRST to find a sweater that can be frogged for the bulk of my yarn needs. I still support my local yarn shop through my purchases of embellishing or accent fibers & I am no longer…

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  • Joined July 18, 2007

Favorite materials

cotton, silk, wool, linen, alpaca, mohair, angora, rayon

About

I'm a professional fiber artist, spinner, & mad about taking other people's cast-offs & re-creating them as beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.

I used to purchase ALL of my yarns & fibers at full retail price from my local yarn shop. The day that I fell in love with a gorgeous skein of yarn & had to put it back because I couldn't afford it (it was $42 & I needed 6!), I decided I HAD to find a more economical way to acquire those delicious yarns. I'd heard of women who purchased quality sweaters from thrift shops & rummage sales, unraveled them (called "frogging"), & reused the yarn. Eureka! That was 3 years ago. Now, before I begin a new project, I go shopping at my local thrift shops & clothing resale stores FIRST to find a sweater that can be frogged for the bulk of my yarn needs. I still support my local yarn shop through my purchases of embellishing or accent fibers & I am no longer priced out of creating that gorgeous silk or cashmere sweater I want. It's the best of both worlds, I think.

Only problem is....so many sweaters, so little time! I can't leave a beautiful, high quality sweater on the rack. I never come home with just the one for my current project - I bring home six! Since I can't possibly use all this gorgeous fiber myself, I've decided to share my bargains with my fellow fiber artists who are also feeling a bit of sticker shock at their local yarn shop. Check out my current listings & come back often. You just never know what treasures I'm in the process of "frogging" for you.

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