Our family has been working toward being more aware of the food we eat - choosing local and organic when possible. In addition, we are creating nutrient rich soil and planting and growing more of our own each year.
I want to transfer these same principles to my work with fiber. I have found it becoming too easy for me to buy inexpensive yarn and to buy more than I actually need. Instead, I would like to purchase and create with yarn that is ethically raised, uses no to few harmful chemicals, supports small family businesses, and is local if possible.
Thus, I am embarking on a New England yarn journey where I am going to learn about small farms in New England that raise a flock of sheep or other fiber animals and sell their fiber.
I am looking forward to the connections I might make and the feeling of knitting and creating with fiber that meets most of these criteria.
I hope you will join me as share this new creative path.