Get to Know
My name is Em, and I am a fibrephile, crafty jack-of-all-trades, video game geek, and knitting addict. When I am not dyeing, knitting, spinning, sewing, or designing, I am an at-home parent to my one year old daughter.
Everything Old is the outlet for my creativity and passion for all textile arts. I work from my home in beautiful Victoria, BC, where my kitchen and dining room have become my studio. I love colour and texture, and I like to take a hands-on, painterly approach to my dyeing (this most often results in dyed fingers and counter tops!). My education spans both art history and fashion design, and I like to bring a sense of both into my work. Whenever possible I like to work with recycled materials - beads, textiles, leather, and even vinyl deserve a second life as something beautiful and useful.
The Everything Old line of yarns is predominantly lace and fingering weight - perfect for smaller projects that require one or two skeins of beautiful, one-of-a-kind colour. I dye touchable, quality yarns that are a pleasure to work with.
I choose and dye my spinning fibre based on what I look for in my own spinning: quality, variety, and unique, attractive colourways. I try to stock as many different wools, blends, and luxury fibres as possible, giving you as much variety of experience as I can.
My project bags and knitting accessories are all designed with practicality and usefulness in mind. These are the project bags and stitch markers I like to use, and I hope you will like them too.
If you'd like the get to know me better, I blog relatively frequently at http://everything-old-crafts.blogspot.com/ I am also on Twitter and Ravelry as EverythingOldEm. Like the Everything Old Facebook page for updates and secret sales! I'd love to see you there!