Thursday, May 28, 2009

Etsy Knitters and Crocheters on Parade

One of seven children, Diantha Ross, of Fluff 4 Ewe, is a 14 year old homeschool student from a very talented and industrious family. Her mom (Nikki), sister and father all have shops on Etsy. She likes to quilt among so many other things. Her shop is full of the most gorgeous yarns and batts, and I WILL have to order that Fun in the Sun and Raspberry Caramel Cheesecake. But, if her shop were a physical place and not virtual, I would not be able to leave without spending a fortune. I wouldn't be able to take my hands off all that wonderful fiber. So, let's listen to her answers to my questions.

When did you first start to learn to spin and why?

January, this year, Mom and Des (my older sister) were doing it and I thought it would be fun.

Do you knit or crochet, and do you prefer spinning over these?

I Knit. I Like to spin, because it's kinda calming and I don't have to think about it too much. But I like to Knit just as much as I do spinning.

You are homeschooled, what is your favorite subject and why?

anything where I have to read, (But Not MATH!!!!) I Love to read, I get it from my Mom and Des. I'd like to go on to forensics, so I need to focus on science.

Do you see fiber art and owning a shop as an important part of your education, or do you just enjoy it so much that you would do it anyway?

I think that it is an important part of my education, because I can get a bunch of credits, But I also enjoy it very much.

Do you see fiber art as something you will want to continue after completing your education?

Yes, I don't think I'll ever stop doing it.

What are your goals for your shop?

to make beautiful things that people can use for their own crafts, and to run a small business well.

What inspires you the most?

color, the feel of the fiber, nature, just about anything really, and knowing that I can make something really nice that makes people happy, and can make something great out of it!

Diantha also added, "It is very useful to know how to do those things, it's Wonderful! you can make WAY more beautiful yarns than you can buy at the store. It's a fun, great way to pass time if you're bored, and I think anybody can do it!"

I dare you all to go to her shop and not come out with something.


  1. Great little interview! I'm proud of her!

  2. Thank you, and what a supportive big sister.

  3. Thank you for featuring Diantha and her shop. She has gone around proud all day (LoL). I am proud of her though, because she has a wonderful eye for color and texture. I think that will help make her successful as a fiber artist and Etsy seller!

  4. What do you know, someone beat me to the raspberry caramel cheesecake, but I did snag that luscious fun in the sun.