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  • hand-dyed yarn and small-batch kits, made by me in San Francisco

  • Order a dose of regular joy: subscribe to my yarn club & get fresh yarn in your mailbox, every other month.

  • Sew something special with my fabrics by-the-yard, available at Spoonflower.

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  • about
  • Welcome! I'm Anne. I hand-dye yarn, make kits for knitters, and write words for the common good.

  • This is my beagle, Molly. She likes to steal yarn.

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  • The Community Fund

    Donate

    Hand-dyed yarn is an indulgence, not a necessity. But, small indulgences can be surprisingly nourishing in hard times.

    I invite you to "pay forward" a little of your yarn budget into my Community Fund. Your contributions get pooled with others' contributions, and go directly to another maker, so that folks with extra room in their budget can help cover small indulgences for people who need them. 

    Your contribution also supports my work by paying me the full retail price for my work, because dyeing yarn is my job, and how I pay my bills.

    About The Community Fund

    • Donate anywhere from $1 +
    • Your funds are pooled with others' contributions
    • At the end of every month, I issue gift cards to applicants to help subsidize (or cover) the cost of their purchase
    • Everything is confidential and on the honor system, because that's what I value: generosity and community

    Practical considerations

    • Grants are issued around the first of each month
    • An accounting of what's been donated and what's been regranted is here
    • Your donation is not tax deductible. It is a direct payment to me (and on which I pay income tax), and you are trusting me to use these funds to make a grant to someone who needs a small indulgence like yarn

    Thank you for supporting this program which helps to make our community more connected and inclusive. It's been running since 2019 and has funded gift cards to more than 100 makers.