We hope that you enjoy this series featuring interviews with FiberCrafty shop owners. Our goal is to give you a little peek behind the scenes and a chance to learn more about our talented business owners.
Today's post features Marissa Wiltrout of The Spun Bunny based in New Salem, PA. Marissa is a busy mom and I’m especially impressed that she learned how to spin with Angora fiber!
Tell us a little bit about you. Where are you from, what crafts do you enjoy, what is your background, do you have any pets, etc? I’m a homeschooling mom of four kiddos. (Ages 8,6,5,3). I knit, crochet, spin, dye, cross stitch and paint. We have 3 German shepherds, one english angora rabbit, six english/french angora rabbits and a hairless guinea pig.
Is there a story behind the name of your shop? The name, The Spun Bunny, came from my first english angora, Snuffy. I taught myself how to spin using the fiber I collected from him.
How long have you had your business? Over 2 years
What kind of products do you specialize in? Handdyed yarn and fiber.
Every story has a beginning, how did your business get started? I've always loved crocheting since my grandmother taught me when I was little. I turned my love of yarn and creating into a business I could do while still allowing me to homeschool my kids.
Do you have a favorite pattern that shows off your products? Not really, but I love seeing the different ways my customers use my yarns and fibers for their creations.
Is there anything else you would like to share? I love collaborating with customers for custom orders and making their ideas come to life. All my yarns and fibers are dyed in small batches and given personal attention.
What's your favorite feature or part of FiberCrafty (as a shopper or shop owner)? The service for shop owners! I love that when you have a question or concern, Pam is there to help.
Marissa, thank you for sharing about yourself and your shop! We are glad we had this opportunity getting to know more about you and your business. I especially love the variety of color and products in Marissa's shop. You can find products for sale in her FiberCrafty shop, The Spun Bunny.