From the moment I moved Anzula out of my home and into our first studio in 2010, I knew I couldn't do it all on my own. As we grew, I found people who had strengths that would compliment the team. I have been so fortunate to build a team of smart, competent people who run the office, process the yarn, and ship to shops. But the dye room had still been largely my domain.
Now the time has come where I am no longer doing all the dyeing. This was prompted because I was injured at TNNA in May. I strained my hamstring which made it nearly impossible to walk, let alone dye yarn.
You may have met Kelly at one of our events or trunk shows. An all star reskeiner, I pulled her in to the dye room, intending for her to be there a month or so at most. But once she settled in, I gave her the freedom to dye some variegated yarns as a limited edition project and and the entire team was excited to see her color sense and creativity. If you attended any of our trunk shows this summer, you might have spied our limited edition variegated yarns.
Kelly has been dyeing for us since May, and I feel the transition has been seamless. Giving someone else the keys to the dye room can be a bit unnerving, but Kelly and I communicate wonderfully and we share the same vision for our colorful future. She's working on a palette to be released in January at TNNA in Phoenix, and we can't wait to share it with you. I am endlessly inspired by her colorways.