My name is Debra. I am a stay at home, homeschooling single Mom to 6 amazing children- 1 girl and 5 boys. The oldest 2 have moved out leaving me with 4 boys who eat more than I could ever imagine..
I am a sci-fi geek- I love Doctor Who, Star Trek, The X Files. I also love Jane Austen, the opera, Broadway musicals, and knitting! I collect teacups and teapots, and just about anything vintage- especially if it is handmade. I love to cook and to garden. I love the local food movement. Oh and I love Hello Kitty!!!
I taught myself to knit 15 years ago and not much after I mastered the knit stitch, I taught myself to knit socks. During the last 15 years I have owned a couple of different fiber related businesses.. Woolie Acres was the first. I dyed roving for spinners, created crazy batts (think Jazzturtle but I will admit her art batts are way better than mine were), I also sold undyed roving, patterns, and handspun yarn. The next fiber related business I had was Debra G Designs. I wove shawls on a triangle loom out of handspun yarn. I just wove my last shawl. I am ready to move on.
I started designing sock patterns in March of 2014. Yep! I am a newbie.. I am grateful that my patterns have been well received. When I decided to start the website I knew I wanted to help other small businesses- especially ones owned by women like me. I decided to not sell commercially made yarn but to feature yarn created by indie dyers. I use artisans and small business owners in other areas of the business as well- as much as I possibly can. I have been blessed to meet some amazing women in the process.