Handmade Portraits: Susan Gibbs, Yarn Harvester
Read the full article on Etsy’s blog. http://www.etsy.com/storque/article/2134/
This video was featured on YouTube!
After quitting her day job in Los Angeles and moving to Martha’s Vineyard, a quiet island off the Massachusetts coast, Susan Gibbs aka MVKnits had a great idea. She started Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm and figured out how to make a living making yarn. Why not use the local food movement’s model of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and apply it to a yarn harvest? Shareholders pay for a share in the yarn harvest as a way to support a local farm (or in this case, a local farm supported through the internet) and in return they get weekly updates, photos from the farm, an invitation to the shearing and ultimately a share of the yarn.
Etsian Tara Young aka weirdwolf headed to Martha’s Vineyard to visit Susan Gibbs and her fiber farm. Music by Barry London and Charlie Parr.
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