I am 34, a wife of 5 years, a mom to an adorable daughter born in May 2015, and furmommy of a lovely black and white tuxie kitty boy (we lost Doc, my other tuxie boy, in June of this year). I have been crafty all of my life, and if you name it I have probably done it. My main passions are knitting, crochet, dyeing, spinning, and weaving. I’ve been knitting for ten years and crocheting since I was 4; dyeing became a passion in 2006 after I couldn’t find a color I was looking for at my local yarn store, so I created my own! I’m inspired mainly by colors, but a good texture can catch my eye sometimes as well. I dye as often as I can, and I try to keep my colorways fresh and varied. I have over 250 repeatable “stock colorways” and come up with new ones almost every week!
I taught myself to spin in December of 2009, and it’s a huge passion of mine! My first wheel was a Fricke ST160, but I really wanted a double treadle; so I sold my Fricke and bought a Majacraft Suzie at Stitches South 2010, and I added a Hansen MiniSpinner in March 2012. (I’ve also had a Schacht Sidekick and a Majacraft Little Gem, but they’ve since gone on to new homes.) I enjoy spinning up yarns for the shop that I would be proud to use myself.
Where you can find me:
@unwindyarncompany is the shop account, and where I post previews of new colorways and products, shop update announcements, the occasional follower-only coupon code, and share project pictures taken by customers. Want to be featured? Use the tag #unwindyarncompany or #unwindforamoment!
@dana_of_unwind is my private personal account, where I show pictures of all of my crafting including quilting, spinning, knitting, sewing garments, random DIY projects, etc. I also document my daily life and share pictures of my adorable daughter. Please note that I only allow followers that have their Ravelry name in their profile, that I know in real life, or that message me first to let me know who they are. (I’m sure you understand my need to protect my child from random people on the internet. :))
If you need to email me you can do so here: firstname.lastname@example.org.