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Featuring hand-painted and kettle-dyed sock yarn, hand-dyed silk scarves, and handwoven items.

Color, texture and happy accidents inspire me. I don't go into the studio with a plan; I play with the dye and let it tell me what it wants to be. Despite the "in the moment" nature of my process, I document each step carefully with photography and written notes, should I happen across a colorway I love so much that it bears repeating. If you see one in the Sold section or in the Gallery on my website that you'd like to own and is not currently offered for sale, please begin a Conversation with me. I'm happy to do custom orders; though I can't guarantee absolutely identical skeins, they'll be nearly so.

This venture began in college. I have a BFA in graphic design, but it was the weaving and silk painting electives that really captured my interest. My fiber journey moved in reverse: instead of learning to knit, then becoming interested in weaving, then dyeing and so on, I first learned to weave, then to dye, then I took up knitting when I realized a floor loom was a far-off future acquisition and the portability of knitting meant I could still create with yarn.

My products come from a smoke-free home, and are isolated in a part of the house away from curious kitty paws and noses. Thus you can be assured that the only scent you'll experience is a slight touch of vinegar from the process of setting the dye (which will wash out eventually), and the only fiber you'll find in the yarn is that which came from the sheep (or alpaca, llama, yak, etc.) of origin.