It originally started with my increasing interest in designing and publishing the knitting patterns I was creating for myself, family and friends. My patterns are inspired by the rugged nature of the coastal rainforest environment I call home, with a focus on accessories to wear during our forest and beach adventures, or staying inside warm and cosy by the fire during Winter storms. Encouraged by my family to take my designs further, I settled on the design name "Wolf & Faun", a combination of mine and my daughter's names; she was the first person I ever designed for after all!
After two rather nasty car accidents resulting in permanent injuries and a lot of time to reflect and process who I am, my experiences, and my challenges I began exploring my story through knitting. As many people have before me, I created to find peace, to meditate, and to process where I have been and where I am going. My designs reflect who I am, my ancestry and my journey.
I value slow fashion, traditional techniques, modern design, small business, collaborations, community, heritage, nature reverence, sustainable practices, creativity, inclusiveness, Social Justice, simple living and happy animals.
I very much enjoy working with other artisans, fibre producers, crafters and makers. If you have an idea for a fibre arts related offering, please contact me! I love working with indie dyers on design collaborations. If you are interested in discussing this with me, I'd love to hear from you!
My family reside on the unceded territory of the K'ómoks First Nation People in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island BC Canada.
In addition to this website, you can find my patterns on Ravelry Store.
Blessings & Happy Knitting
Wolf & Faun Knits