Homespun Yarn Party

March 18, 2018 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Folktale Fibers

1. What is your website?
Etsy Shop
Folktale Fibers Blog

2. Your Ravelry username?

Folktale Fibers

3. What do you make?
I make handspun yarn from sustainable fibers, mainly local small farm wool and fiber recycled from large spinning mills. I'm trying to make my entire process more sustainable now that I have my own small farm - I've been experimenting with solar dyeing, and am in the process of switching over to low impact dyes. I buy most of my local wool as raw fleeces and wash, dye, card, and spin them myself. This year I will have a few yarns spun from my own pygora goats fiber available, for the first time ever!

4. How did you get into making stuff?
I can't ever remember not making stuff, even when it was just badly constructed doll clothing! My mom was really crafty and artsy, so probably picked up a lot from her.

Folktale Fibers

5. What is your favorite thing about the local fiber community?
It's hard to pick one thing, but I think my favorite thing would be everyone's generosity. I've never met a more welcoming bunch of people!

6. How does what you do/make influence the rest of your life, and vice versa?
I think each craft sort of leads to another for me - I started out sewing and crocheting. I learned to knit in high school, then got really obsessed with spinning, and then I ended up getting very interested in the animals the fiber comes from. Now I have my own mini herd!

7. Any funny stories, words of wisdom, something else to share about you or your business?
This past year, I discovered that I really, really love goats. My business isn't just a fiber business anymore, I'm now starting a small farm/homestead and will be expanding into raising animals and growing herbs and vegetables.

1 comment:

gnomegarden said...

YOU are living my dream life, A! I love your yarns so and have really been enjoying your blog and the animals. I look forward to seeing you at the party.