The Sanguine Gryphon
2. Your Ravelry username?
Sanguinegryphon and Onmytiptoes
3. What do you make?
We hand-dye yarn and spinning fiber!
4. How did you get into making stuff?
We've always loved making things of all sorts, but The Sanguine Gryphon has been around for about four years now.
5. What is your favorite thing about the local fiber community?
We love being surrounded by creative people- it's such a supportive place to be, full of interesting people from absolutely every walk of life. People in this community are ready to lend a ear or a hand at any time; I've definitely never seen an industry where "competitors" are so eager to help each other out. They're also full of useful skills that they're more than happy to share: I learned how to make yogurt during a knit night, and I'm slowly being drawn towards quilting, now, too. Perhaps what I mean to say is that the local fiber community is full of excellent enablers... but give us another year or so and we'll be completely ready for the looming and inevitable zombie/ robot apocalypse.
6. How does what you do/make influence the rest of your life, and vice versa?
Doing this gives us the freedom to live the way we'd always wanted to- to spend our time being geeky and making things. We name our yarns after the things that we love- bugs, languages, books, poetry- and we never have to worry about wearing a suit unless it makes us feel good. Neither of us could imagine living any other way.
7. Any funny stories, words of wisdom, something else to share about you or your business?
We are two of the biggest misfits ever; a linguist and a biologist, both completely obsessed with history and color, making yarn.