This week marks 10 YEARS for the dyers we all know and love, Lorna's Laces! Beth, owner of the studio sent this message along:
"The first order of business today is to say THANK YOU! We are humbled and honored to have been allowed into your lives and onto your needles and hooks over the past decade. I've always liked to think that a little piece of the the love we put into the yarn is added to the love you stitch into your work and the recipient gets a little bit of it from all of us. Cheesy? You bet! But I still believe it.
One of the things I'm super proud of is all the wonderful things that people who have worked here have gone on to do over the years. Our alumni include a geriatric specialist, an HVAC guy, a couple of massage therapists, at least three working artists, a nutritionist, a burlesque performer, an actor, four moms, a DJ, and a copywriter. Several of them still work in yarn. Not a bad track record for our little family.
But, I must say I'm proudest of one person. She's been with me since the very first day. Can you believe the space was so raw that I interviewed her on sitting on upside down five gallon buckets? Oh my!"
Amanda is pictured in green at right, and LL owner Beth at front.
Even though Lorna's Laces is very popular and widely known in the fiber world, it's really a small dyeing operation- more intimate than you might think. Comprised of only a half dozen or so dedicated dyers and helpers, your skeins get a lot of one-on-one attention. Beth, who bought the business from Lorna many years ago, has done a superb job of managing growth so that stores like mine can supply you with a huge array of colors to a large amount of knitters while also keeping quality the top priority.
When Simply Socks Yarn Company sponsored Sock Summit the first time 4 years ago, Beth and Amanda were two of the awesome people who helped me staff my booth and connect with thousands of sock knitters. Our feet were tired, our smiles were big, and they were great to work and joke with during those busy days. Beth has designed many special edition colors for me over the nearly-8-years I've had Simply Socks Yarn Company, and she and her staff have been a joy to work with each time.
Congrats to Beth, Amanda and the crew at Lorna's Laces! I look forward to working with you for many, many more years!