Springtree Road is about family and feeling connected to both the past and present. The actual Springtree Road is where I grew up: my grandparents’ house in Athens, Georgia, where I stayed after school and on most summer days. I most remember my grandparents gardening and building things, cooking and crafting. Before retiring, they both worked at the same textile mill together. My grandfather tended to the machines and my grandmother worked them to spin the fabric for the little bandages on Band-Aids.
So it feels like a lovely coincidence, a happy accident, a full-circle kind of thing that I would happen onto spinning yarn, which I sold on Etsy for a year and a half. I was looking for a way to ensure that we could homeschool our children and it fell right into my lap. Before that, spinning was always on my list of things I wanted to learn “someday.” Of course someday almost never comes, so I’m thankful for the unforeseen push that led me to pursue fiber as both an art and a business.
As my daughter grows, she needs ever-more time with me and even just making a small amount of handspun yarn is quite time consuming. So at the end of 2010 I decided to see how I liked dyeing millspun yarn. Turns out that I love it! Having my own micro-business is a lot of work and a lot of fun. I wear all the hats in this business – sourcing the yarn, dyeing it here at home in very small batches, photographing it, and mailing it out to you. My 6-year-old personally hugs each package before we send it on its way. There’s a lot of love in what I do.
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Comments are closed! The winner is Rachel: “The colours are absolutely striking! Beautiful! “