This week’s Featured Maker is Aimee Sulser, the dyer behind Little Fox Yarn. We really admire the subtle yet elegant colors she creates, and can say from personal experience that knitting with her yarn is a delight! Visit Aimee’s online shop here, and follow her on Instagram here. But first, meet Aimee and read about her artistic journey below!
Hello, I’m Aimee and with the help of my husband Brian and our mighty little chihuahuas Rosie and Mabel we are Little Fox Yarn. We live and create just outside of Richmond, Virginia.
I come from a long line of crafters and makers. Quilting, stitching, painting, and sewing were always happening around me. Growing up I had the chance to try lots of ways to express my own creativity. More of a dabbler than a true crafter, nothing really stuck for me until 12 or so years ago a friend suggested we learn to knit. What started out as a sporadic habit of casting on a basic scarf when the weather turned cold (because I was afraid to read a pattern!) has now become a year-round obsession. I am happy to say that I am no longer afraid to read a pattern or try more than just basic knit and purl stitches.
I grew up to have a creative profession of my own. I have worked as an interior designer for the last 20 years. A few years ago I needed a new creative outlet to find inspiration. I started experimenting with dyeing and completely fell in love with the magical/mad scientist aspect of hand-dyeing yarn. I had to find a way to keep dyeing and all of that yarn had to go somewhere! We launched our online shop littlefoxyarn.com in September of 2015.
I spend a lot of time thinking about color! Little Fox has an ever evolving color palette of rich, livable colorways on squishy soft yarn bases. Our colors are generally more tonal/ semi-solid with subtle yet complex undertones. We lovingly hand dye all of our yarn in small batches. It’s important to us that we create a beautiful skein of yarn so that you will one day use it to make a beautiful finished object.
I love that I’ve been able to take something that motivates and excites me and turn it into a family business. I am also constantly inspired, encouraged and thankful for this community of makers and fiber enthusiasts that we find ourselves a part of.