I'm a collector; a maker (albeit not of very pretty things); a lover of stories and a teller of yarns. I'm a receiver of hand-me-downs; a hunter of handmade treasures; a gatherer of objects that have been loved long before they were mine.
I believe in the value of having few things, but making sure those things are made to last, by human hands, and with materials and practices we can feel good about. I believe in the process and the journey. And I believe in supporting the people who make all of this possible.
I come from a family of artists and designers and grew up with a mother whose motto was, and still very much is, 'I can make that.' To us, a day spent crafting is a day well spent. I subscribe to the belief that the places we call home are the truest and most important stories we tell, not only of ourselves, but also of those whose hands we can see in the objects that fill them.
A Good Yarn is place where we can celebrate these stories and also learn how to tell them. My hope is that AGY becomes a treasure trove for discovering and celebrating talented makers, and if you are a maker, a resource for collecting the tools and tips you need to make sure your story is heard.
We all have a story to tell. What's yours?