In 2004, I left a job in academia to become a fiber
artist and to return to my home state of Michigan.
Now I live in lovely Northwestern
Lower Michigan where I create handspun yarns, design knitted
items, teach spinning & knitting, and write about spinning & knitting.
Why "Stone Sock"?
My father had a cottage on Silver Lake
near Traverse City, Michigan. When we were kids, my sister, Meg, and I spent
many hours collecting stones and rocks along the lake shore. As adults, we are still avid rock hounds. On one visit to the cottage in 2003, Meg was
examining a pile of stones and exclaimed, "Hey, Amy...Look!" Then she showed me a stone that looked like a
foot wearing a sock. The name of my
fiber business was born in that moment! The stone in question is in the picture above,
along with a ceramic sheep that my sister also gave me.
To see my fiber arts resume, click on
the link on the left, Fiber Arts