The colorful, cat-loving, yarn-dying enthusiast behind Queen City Yarn.
After spending Undergrad and Grad School at Savannah College of Art and Design, I found my day job didn’t offer the creative inspiration I craved. Knitting became my outlet, then my side hustle, and now my full-time venture. From casual wine and dye nights, to teaching classes, to pop-up shows, knitting has introduced me to people I cherish.
I'm constantly inspired by my beautiful surroundings and the breathtaking places I've have visited. I'm passionate about dying each color to be beautiful on its own while also striving to design coordinating colorways as well as colors that contrast beautifully with one another. I want to make choosing colors for your projects easy, whether they will be a gorgeous fade or a perfect color pop.
The knitting obsessed, indie pattern designing, podcasting fiber artist mom of 2, co-owner of Queen City Yarn.
After years of working in the field of substance abuse and addiction research and having my first child, my family and I moved from Philadelphia, PA to Charlotte, NC and I took on momming full-time. Knitting was my saving grace after the move. I found an amazing group of friends through a local knitting group who continue to inspire the fiber artist in me. Knit nights soon turned into wine and dye nights and the launch of Queen City Yarn. Fast forward 5 years and my family and I are back in Philadelphia. While I love dyeing yarn and continue to dream up new colorways for Janis to translate onto the skein, with this move back “home” I’ll be taking a step back from the dye pots for now and focusing on pattern designing and podcasting to keep me connected to our creative community.
The laidback, knitting obsessed, jack of all fiber trades, mom who slings yarn for QCY.
After graduating from UNC Charlotte, this native Charlottean worked many years in corporate America feeling stuck and unfulfilled in a cubicle. A friend introduced me to the world of knitting and I quickly became obsessed with this new hobby. From there, I picked up crochet, Tunisian crochet, and spinning. There isn’t a fiber art I’m not willing to try! Along the way I started dyeing yarn for my personal use and branched out into selling my own hand dyed yarn and fiber. After meeting Janis at a fiber market, I took the leap into yarning full time and joined the Queen City team!