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So, here I am on Etsy, after several years of thinking about it and hemming and hawing, like we all have I'm sure, and I'm so excited to be here.

I learned to knit when I was in about fourth grade. My grandmother taught me the knit stitch, and I proceeded to enthusiastically knit a baby blanket that ended up being three times as wide at the bottom as it was at the top - but of course my aunt loved it. I didn't figure out for years why my knitting didn't look like the all the other knitting I saw - not knowing how to purl makes a big difference. Crocheting was learned as a defense against falling asleep in my 7 am religion class my first and only semester in college, and it just took over me. The day I discovered an old needlework compendium was the day I felt like my brain just exploded with ideas, and there was no turning back.

I love clothing that…

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  • Born on August 23
  • Joined February 21, 2012

Favorite materials

wool, and more wool, i love natural fibers, recycled fabric, and anything textural i also love color

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About

So, here I am on Etsy, after several years of thinking about it and hemming and hawing, like we all have I'm sure, and I'm so excited to be here.

I learned to knit when I was in about fourth grade. My grandmother taught me the knit stitch, and I proceeded to enthusiastically knit a baby blanket that ended up being three times as wide at the bottom as it was at the top - but of course my aunt loved it. I didn't figure out for years why my knitting didn't look like the all the other knitting I saw - not knowing how to purl makes a big difference. Crocheting was learned as a defense against falling asleep in my 7 am religion class my first and only semester in college, and it just took over me. The day I discovered an old needlework compendium was the day I felt like my brain just exploded with ideas, and there was no turning back.

I love clothing that is feminine, nods to the past (think flapper, Depression era, turn of the century, Jane Austen, and any period that makes the female closet full of flattering, fun, and sigh worthy pieces) and yet brings clean lines, and planet conscious use of resources. I've unravelled my fair share of sweaters and tops, and felted so many sweaters in my washing machine that I need a storage unit for them all!

I love the challenge of shopping in thrift stores for my supplies, and never knowing what fabulous item I might stumble upon. Above all, I create wearable art, each piece is one of a kind, and sometimes a piece may have to wait a while to find its destined wearer - that person who sees it, feels a little heart flutter, tries it on, and just knows. I dislike mass production, and usually don't make more than one, possibly two, of something. I want my pieces to stand on their own, and I will wait for the right person to claim what already belongs to them. I just help them find those things.

My photography is something that just has to be let out. I see images constantly that I want to preserve, while driving, while gardening, in town, in the country, from the air, and that's how I think of taking pictures - preservation of images that I have noticed that I think might please others. I do my best to capture them, then make them available to whoever they speak to. I think they show my perspective on the world, and I am thrilled to be sharing that with you.

Really, I guess that's what Etsy is - people all over the world sharing what they think is beautiful, noteworthy, striking, comforting, humorous, ironic, satisfying, conscientious, or just plain interesting, and putting it out there for the rest of us to discover and appreciate, and I am thrilled to be part of this community.

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