MEET THE TEAM
Head Witch In Charge. Fiber Alchemist. Knitter. Seamstress. Nature Nerd. D&D Half-Elf Druid.
Former Street Cat. Pescatarian. Blankie Fort Enthusiast. Avid Bird Watcher. Legalize Catnip.
Newest Recruit. Former Shelter Cat. Very Serious Box Inspector. Gives High Fives. Sweetest Baby.
Long-time blog readers will never forget my old blog’s namesake, the one and only, Lucky Lucille. She was the gentlest soul and my closest companion. I miss her sweet face every day.Her Instagram Archive
I make earth-forward project bags and hand-dyed yarn for fiber wizards in pursuit of craftical magic. I design my fabrics myself and sew each project bag in my home studio. My fabrics are printed here in the U.S. on biodegradable fibers using waterless printing methods. I’ve painstakingly laid out each of my repeats to ensure minimal fabric waste after cutting, and the scraps I do end up with get composted. My yarn is hand-dyed on organic and eco-responsible bases. I use non-toxic, earth-friendly dyes that are gentle on the environment and meet organic standards.
My “Home Row”:
I chose the name Home Row for my business because that’s the place you return to when you’re lost and need to reset. That’s true for typists and also anxious crafters like me.
When I’m not working, my “home row” includes hanging out with my lifemate, James, and our cat babies, Nancy and Marlo. I love tending my garden and feeding the birds that frequent my backyard. I enjoy spending time outdoors studying native plants and animals. I collect rocks, four leaf clovers, cat whiskers, and books on earth-based magic. Accessories like hats, mittens, and shawls are my favorite things to knit. My favorite place to visit is Salem, Massachusetts. I’ve been known to take a cemetery tour or ghost tour whenever visiting a new place. Renaissance Festivals are one of my favorite summer pastimes. My backyard archery skills are getting pretty good and my D&D character is still alive, so I’m basically winning at life!
What Is Magic?
I believe there is magic in all things, especially the things you can craft with your own hands. The flame that sparks a candle to life is magic. Planting seeds and watching them grow is magic. Baking with fresh herbs from your garden is magic. Taking two sticks and a length of woolen string and tangling it all up in intentional knots is magic. Yes, knitting is definitely magic! The transformation of seemingly mundane materials into something far more precious is real alchemy, and that’s the magic I practice daily. This alchemy and empowerment, the transformation of materials (and the transformation of self) is the magic I want to share with you. You have this same magic and I encourage you to craft it every day.