Welcome! Thank you for visiting my blog! The creation of the Fat Wool Company began many years ago, when as a five year old, I made as many cotton loom potholders I could until my mom stopped buying the cotton loops. From there I moved to macramé plant hangers, using every scrap of the giant jute ball my mom had until she was out of hanging plants. Then my mom taught me to sew. I spent hours on her Singer, making clothes, Halloween costumes, even my senior prom dress! Next my friend Mindy taught me cross stitch, my Great Grandma Mills taught me how to make a square patch quilt using sand paper as a template, and a few years later I was teaching a quilt class. Years later, while I quilted my friend Jerlyn knitted, and I was drawn by the feel of her yarns in my hands and the click of her needles. A favorite fabric designer blogged about a crocheted hat she made for her son in an afternoon, so I decided to learn how to crochet because crochet is faster than kitting. A few years later, I finally gave in to my knitting friend and Jerlyn taught me how to knit and purl. That was two years ago. From that first pot holder to today, I have had an incessant need to create with my hands; my hands have rarely been still! Each craft I have practiced through the years has led me to create the Fat Wool Company today. Steven Soderbergh, in his 2001 Oscar acceptance speech for Best Director said the following about creating:
“I want to thank anyone who spends part of their day creating. I don’t care if it’s a book,
a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music.
Anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us; I think
this world would be unlivable without art, and I thank you…”
I’ve never forgotten his words. Thank you for following along. I’m off to knit a Fat Wool Co blanket; what are you creating today?