Hi! I’m Sam! I have 2 cats, and 2 dogs, and a loving husband. I love to cook, read, hike and camp, knit, crochet, and spin, but above all… I love color! The brighter, the better!
My journey to this amazing point in my life and career all started with a cross country move, a slipper, and a pickle! I relocated my life from New England to the south, and since I didnt know anyone.. I Pinterest-ed… a lot. I found a crochet slipper I wanted so bad, but I didnt know how to crochet. My mom taught me to knit the very basics back in highschool, but it never really took as a hobby. I figured if I could knit, how different could crochet be? I gave it a whirl and tried to make a test rectangle… that curled at both ends and just happened to be green and looked like a pickle. SO back to pintrest and youtube to actually learn how to crochet for real. Enter: Expression Fiber Arts, Beautiful yarn, amazing colors, knit, crochet, spins, and dyes! Everything I wanted to learn in one spot! Fast forward 7 years, I can do and love doing all the fibery crafts I can get my hands on, and have happily been a part of the EFA family for almost 4 years. Best. Life. Ever.
I have three passions in life – horses, weaving, and food! At any point in time you can find me doing something related to these three things, from cooking elaborate homemade vegetarian meals, to riding my horse, Dolly (with my puppy Milo tagging along), in the woods, to drafting custom weaving patterns and weaving original pieces. I love animals, and my husband and I have a small menagerie of 2 cats, 1 dog, and 1 horse.I have been weaving for over 10 years, and I love incorporating all the most glorious hand dyed yarns into my woven works of art! I enjoy sharing these passions with others by breaking bread over meals, talking shop about anything yarn related, as well as teaching weaving classes.
When Mary isn’t covered in dye or yarn fuzz, she can often be found teaching fitness classes or creating tasty eats in the kitchen.
She also enjoys playing in the dirt attempting to grow vegetables (or other things like loofahs!)
Sometimes she even sits down long enough to be creative in her jewelry studio.
Mary resides in Charlotte with her husband Andrew and their lovingly spoiled adopted parrot.
I’m originally from Florida but love living in Charlotte now! I learned to crochet at 9 years old and learned to knit only 6 years ago. It was instant love and since then I’ve done everything from spin my own yarn to knitting beaded lace. Now, when I’m not working my dream job of dyeing yarn for you guys, I’m knitting, crocheting, sewing or taking care of my kitties.