Spotlight-Jill Draper Makes Stuff

Shire City Sanctuary will host what grew out of my annual Holiday Studio Sale - The Shire City Sanctuary Holiday Shopping Shindy* on December 7, from 5-8pm and December 8&9, 2012 from 10-6 both days.   Each of the 40 vendors and notable musicians will be featured here between now and then so stop back and see all about it.  Make your list, and check it twice.

*Shindy [shin-dee] noun, plural shin·dies. Informal.  1. a row; rumpus.  2. a shindig.

Jill Draper is a hand dyer, knitter, knitwear designer and infrequent blogger living in the Hudson valley of New York. After graduating from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a BFA in Fashion Design she worked in the ‘corporate’ design world for a while, before realizing what she really craved was a smaller footprint and artisanal production. Jill believes everyone is capable of making, to this end she has taught hundreds of people to knit and won’t stop until everyone has at least one handmade garment in their closet! Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Jill’s hand dyed yarn line, was born when she moved out of the big city & into the country. Jill hand dyes yarns, many made the US with wool she sources from local farmers and writes knitting patterns & tutorials for books and magazines.