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All Yarns begin with a fiber…

Quirky Bits –n- Pieces began with the simple intention of creating meaningful art pieces worthy of becoming heirlooms. Inspired by the family-made blankets, clothing, needlework and sculptures that have been passed down from generation to generation, mother and daughter Deborah Tingler and Kristen Rice weave the fiber of memories and heritage into all they do. From handspun artisan yarns and yarn holders to hand-sculpted confectionary stands, each Quirky Bits –n- Pieces creation is brought to life using timeless techniques.

With more than 55 combined years of crafting experience, Deborah and Kristen set out to illuminate the joys of their art while minimizing the frustrations that often arise during the process. They designed A Bit of Ewe Artisan Yarns and Tools to inspire and empower crafters to create handmade, one-of-a-kind m…

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  • Joined June 25, 2006

Favorite materials

Clay, Yarn, Wool, Cotton, Bamboo, Silk, Angora Fiber

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About

All Yarns begin with a fiber…

Quirky Bits –n- Pieces began with the simple intention of creating meaningful art pieces worthy of becoming heirlooms. Inspired by the family-made blankets, clothing, needlework and sculptures that have been passed down from generation to generation, mother and daughter Deborah Tingler and Kristen Rice weave the fiber of memories and heritage into all they do. From handspun artisan yarns and yarn holders to hand-sculpted confectionary stands, each Quirky Bits –n- Pieces creation is brought to life using timeless techniques.

With more than 55 combined years of crafting experience, Deborah and Kristen set out to illuminate the joys of their art while minimizing the frustrations that often arise during the process. They designed A Bit of Ewe Artisan Yarns and Tools to inspire and empower crafters to create handmade, one-of-a-kind masterpieces, while inspiring future generations to do the same. They created Le Petit Gateau du Temp Perdu confectionary stands to capture the joyful spirit of gathering for a meal, honor the past and create newly cherished memories for the future.

Some tid bits about the company and why we do what we do!

A Bit of Ewe Art Yarns…
All of Deborah’s A Bit of Ewe yarns begin with locally-sourced wool. We help local farmers shear the sheep and even have our own Angora bunnies, Sir Molts A Lot and Hank.

What’s in a Name?
What’s in a name? Fate, family history, and a lot of imagination. The name “Quirky” comes from a nickname Kristen has had since preschool…but it might’ve never happened if Grandma had acquiesced to mom’s name of choice, instead of the other way around.

Our Muse
The muse behind all our creations is Grandma, who was first and foremost a mother. She believed in nurturing the creative spirit and doing things yourself when you wanted them done right.

Family Ties
In her 20s, inspired by the memory of her grandfather who had recently passed, Kristen began sculpting his image and captured not only the twinkle in his eyes but also a spark what would soon become an addiction to clay.

From our imaginations to your hands, we all say...
Namaste,
QuirkyD and QuirkyK

Come create with us!!

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