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Local Artisans

While not a part of Yarnivore, you might be interested in products and services from the following folks!

Bad Frog Yarn Company

Bad Frog Yarn logo
Hi, I'm Kristen, founder of Bad Frog Yarn Co. Knitting has been my passion and my solace for nearly 15 years.

My mom patiently taught me the basics of knitting when I was struggling and unhappy with the profession I'd chosen and I needed a hobby. I immediately fell in love and over the years I started dreaming of dyeing yarn. When I decided that the professional path I'd been traveling down was bad for my mental health, my family encouraged me to pursue my dreams and so Bad Frog Yarn Co. was born. I want to create yarns that are beautiful and one of a kind. I hope you love them as much as I do.

Peppervine Pottery
Pottery taught me I had art in me. I began my pottery journey 17 years ago in a adult education classroom with about 5 other people. Beginning pottery introduced me to the joys and frustrations of clay. The first pots I brought home scared the cats. But with the mentoring of a very good teacher I progressed from "early clunky" to pots my family wanted. Now, in retirement, I am fortunate to
have a small studio and can throw pots whenever I want.

I like to think that any artist's work is a gift she or he presents to the world. The act of taking a ball of clay and forming it into something useful and beautiful drives me to do more. I am most drawn to making functional pottery that is beautiful and a joy to use.

I feel wonder and awe as a form takes shape in the wheel and realize I am doing the same thing an artist in China did thousands of years ago.

I prefer my pieces reveal they were handmade... i.e./ the spiral on the clay formed when I pull a bowl or mug. I am attracted to the organic feel of it.

Most of all, I like to see people smile as they find something that "speaks" to them. That is what art is about. It is connection heart to heart with the creative in all of us.
--Richard Karohl

Zorn Junction Yarn

Carolyn from Zorn Junction with her horse
Alpacas calm your soul.
I have to say that my hobby has become something else, I have always loved to knit and crochet since my very creative Mother taught me how to do everything and showed me her love for the crafts. I can remember going to Hobby Club at the old Methodist Church on Wednesdays to learn a new craft each week, that is before I was five and had to attend school....always interested in the arts college and grad school spent 30 years working in the retail world and now having the chance to enjoy life on our little ranch in Texas.