Jodi Brown and Tracie Millar—known in the knitting world as the Grocery Girls—have one piece of advice for businesses: be yourself. The sisters have been podcasting on YouTube since 2016, sharing what they’re knitting, yarns they love, and glimpses into their personal lives.
Battenkill Fibers founder and owner Mary Jeanne Packer and her team know how to spin a beautiful yarn, sure, but Battenkill is also part of a hub that brings together local farms, fiber businesses, and makers in the Hudson Valley.
After months of delays caused by the pandemic, Eucalan’s new packaging highlighting the company’s dedication to environmentally friendly products is finally making its way to stores.
Sewing pattern designer Christine Haynes is relaunching her business with an eye towards creating a healthy work-life balance.
Rohn Strong is a hard-working fiber arts designer who has made crochet, knitting, needle punch, quilting, and sewing all a part of his career. In this profile, we learn more about how Strong came to be a designer, his current perspective on the industry, and more.
Katy Biele is an artist who combines painting with embroidery to create unique works of art. Originally from Chile, Biele’s travels have had a strong influence on her artistic technique and aesthetic.
Most makers who work with fiber love the idea of supporting local. But usually, makers don’t have the resources they need to process fiber purchased directly from a farm. That’s where Echoview Fiber Mill comes in.
This month, Jenn McMillan is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of her company Sew Fine Thread Gloss, proving that a little help from your friends can go a long way in growing a business. The company offers beeswax-based thread conditioners that help avoid thread snags, frays, and tangles when doing any kind of handwork. Jenn’s goal is simple: help make hand-sewing a more enjoyable process.
On October 26-28, 2018, fiber enthusiasts gathered at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center for the Southeast Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF). This year’s show was no ordinary year, though, as SAFF organizers and attendees celebrated the 25th anniversary this year. Ashley Little was there and brings us this report.
Liz Stiglets, owner of cozyblue, has created a thriving embroidery business including selling kits retail and wholesale as well as a subscription club.