Gosh, I get my inspiration from everywhere! Nature, artwork, fandoms.... but I think words seem to inspire me most. For example, Queenie from Fantastic Beasts said 'Giggle water', and this crazy fun colorway just popped into mind, and I had to dye it up that day!
This is the first year that I have offered a Stitch Marker Advent Calendar and I am happy to say that I can finally start sharing what is included! Each day is different and most are brand new or existing styles but in a different color or extra additions.
It's bold to say but I want FiberCrafty to be a household name in the knitting community. If someone wants to buy from an indie business online, I want to them to turn to FiberCrafty first. A rising tide lifts everyone and together we can do a lot for the industry while helping each other out. I also want FiberCrafty to be what the community wants.
Dealing with the pain was difficult and I really needed to find a way to transform it. That's how I started dyeing really. I transformed my emotions and memories into colors and poured them onto bare yarn thus giving life to something new beautiful yet meaningful.
I use plant materials (leaves, flowers, etc.) to make prints on fabric using a technique called bundle dyeing. It’s so much fun and opening a bundle is like opening a present. You’re never sure exactly what you’ll get, but it’s always beautiful.
I have always had a love for traditional pottery pieces...the kind of pieces you find in recreated historical villages. I used to search for them at antique stores but they were almost always cracked or chipped (or way out of my budget). I yearned to take classes and try to recreate those pieces myself.