FiberCrafty was created to build an online marketplace dedicated to the fiber crafting community. And it was created by someone who is a part of that community! We have so many channels dedicated to fiber crafting like Ravelry, podcasts, blogs, and festivals, it only makes sense that we have a marketplace as well. Let’s face it, we speak our own language and the ability to shop using that same language will help crafters find their next projects, tools, and accessories. My name is Pam Maher and I love the idea of putting myself in the creative space while helping small businesses and crafty people find each other. When I’m not knitting or thinking about knitting, I can be found in Raleigh, NC with my husband, Scott; my kids, Avery and Bradley; and my critters Pepper the cat and Daphne the best rescue dog ever.
Shari of ShariArts loves working with fiber. Color is what really inspires her and she loves to explore unique color combinations. She has a background as a fine art painter which she uses when developing new colorways for her fiber art. She dyes all her fiber and yarn in small artisan batches to ensure softness and luster. When she isn’t dyeing, she can be found spinning and weaving!
Isis couldn’t find yarns in colors that she wanted, so she learned to spin and dye for herself. She discovered her passion and was driven to dye as much as she could. As a former hairstylist, she had a very good understanding of color and was able to apply that to dyeing. She enjoys dyeing colorways that speak to her customers and using less common fibers. She also loves to spin!
A couple of weeks ago, a local spinning group took a tour of a nearby fiber processing mill. We met at Shepherd’s Gate Fiber Mill in Louisburg, NC and it was such a fun experience! I learned so much about the machinery and what is involved with processing fiber. Shepherd’s Gate is a family owned and operated custom processing mill. They can handle almost any amount of fiber (minimum of 1 pound)…