Mon, 12 January 2015
On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (01/12/15) my guest will be, Gryphon Corpus, co-owner of The Verdant Gryphon. Gryphon is originally from Austria, of Romanian family among whom all the women were knitters. Her education is in philosophy, but she talked her way into a job as a molecular biologist for a few years, before moving to rural Maryland to raise a child and dye yarn.
The Verdant Gryphon is an independent textile & dyeworks company, developing fine yarns, creating extraordinary color palettes, and designing unique knitwear.
They’ve been in operation more than 8 years, since Gryphon originally founded the company in 2006. They’re based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but retail only online on their website, through The Yarn Company in Manhattan, at trade shows, and at their once-a-year studio open house.
Gryphon has always been a friendly face in our industry and I have know her as a vendor at STITCHES Expos for several years. She’s amazingly talented and she’s a lot of fun. I can’t wait to share her with all of you.
Mon, 3 November 2014
On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (11/03/14) my guest will be my dear friend and Dye Pod Goddess, Jeannie Randolph, owner of Fiesta Yarns. Jeannie has been the owner of Fiesta Yarns for over 13 years and is the driving force behind the amazing colors that her company produces… if you've ever picked up a skein of La Boheme, you'll know what I mean.
She is also one of the most accomplished marketing minds that you could ever meet. I hope you'll tune in next week when I talk to one of the best people I have ever met.