Knitting Notions is a Tennessee-based family owned and operated business that started with making wooden yarn swifts. “What initially began as a second income in the beginning has now grown to be a full time sole income for us. Product development is an ongoing element, which includes all aspects of our woodworking, yarn dyeing and pattern publishing,” Catherine says.
Knitting/Crochet: Shawl Sticks/Pins
Amanda Kaffka of Vancouver is the force behind The Crafty Jackalope. Amanda learned to knit on arbutus twigs when she was six and hasn’t looked up since. She has been caught knitting at traffic lights, cafés and beaches, but her backyard is her favorite place to knit alongside her husband and Kitty.
Farmer and herder Sue lives a hill farm called Fingland in the Scottish Borders with partner Joe and grandson Callum. Sue has always loved the outdoors and working with animals. In addition to yarn and fibre, Hawkshaw Sheep sells a variety of yarnie accessories, including gorgeous shawl pins.