I’m going to say it… don’t hate me… but Summer is pretty much over! Waaaaahhhhh The only thing that makes this sad fact better is that Fall is almost here!! With thoughts of Fall comes cravings for comfort food, cool weather and the chance to stock up on adorable hats and scarves! And I have just the place for you to do your shopping! Introducing Melissa from Melli’s Yarn Works!
Tell use about how you got started…
I started loom knitting in 2012. It was something fun to do and my first loom set was a Christmas gift. I did not start selling until June of 2012 where I opened my Etsy store with just a few items. I wanted to share my loom creations with more people, but couldn’t keep just giving away the items! I needed to fund my yarn hoarding somehow! I also started with my blog, Melli’s Mish Mash which allowed me another outlet to share my loom creations. This blog is also hopefully becoming a resource for those who are new to loom knitting with my series on looms and other aspects of loom knitting.
What inspires your creative process? Why do you do what you do?
There are a lot of things that inspire my creative process! From different yarns I see and find, to projects online shared by friends. I often get told “you should make this” and I always try to find a way to make it on my looms! I love loom knitting, it gives me something to do with my hands and I enjoy being able to make things as gifts and to share with everyone! It fills time in between all the other things I have to do and it is something I can do for me.
Are you a handmade shop owner? I’d LOVE to feature you here!! Check out this post with all the details and the sign up sheet!!