slow yarn

this sweet video was made by the talented filmmakers i’m so pleased to be working with over at creativebug. it features Jill and me, talking with our friend and LYS-owner and sheep farmer Paula. we’re in the field with Paula’s Cormo sheep, chatting about how we all traded in our hectic lives in Brooklyn for […]


if you know me, or even if you just read my blog, you probably have at least heard me mention my pal (and other *knot*) Jill Draper. you likely also know that she Makes Stuff. scrumptiously soft, vibrantly hand-painted, locally sourced YARN to be precise. you may be aware that she’s a brilliant knit designer. […]

patterns ahoy!

one of the perks of being best buds with an *indie yarn dyer* is that occasionally she might slip you some yarn to play with. i’ve been trying to make the transition from crocheting zillions of hats and things to sell from the patterns in my head, to writing down those patterns so they can […]

follow the fiber, chapter two: the spinner

the next phase of our fiber adventure has transpired! the lovely fiber that cris dyed has been spun into a gorgeous two-ply yarn by jill. i loved learning about her process in creating the yarn that i will crochet with; read all about it over here. guess who’s up next?

follow the fiber, chapter one: the dyer

one fine sunny saturday afternoon in january, over coffee on a patio outdoors (an extremely rare thing for january in these parts), an idea was hatched between three fiber-loving friends, designers, and etsy shopkeepers: myself, jill of jill draper makes stuff (and now jill draper blogs) and cris, of into the whirled.  the seeds planted […]

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