Name: Sarah Teigler
Business name: One Sly Fox
Website(s): One Sly Fox Shop
What kind of items do you make?
Hand spun yarns, stitch markers for knitting and crochet, keeper necklaces, and jewelry.
How long have you been in indie artist?
I started as a kid making worry dolls and eventually evolved to actually have a working business.
What got you interested in your art of choice?
I was just out of college and my usual media wasn’t accessible (ceramics) and someone recommended spinning. I taught myself on a drop spindle and loved it. I also rediscovered my love of yarn that my grandmothers gave me.
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
It’s portable, fun and a great way to be productive making something beautiful.
What most inspires you?
Nature, I love to sit outside under trees and just take it all in.
What makes your creations unique?
I try to find ideas and then bend them, make them a little odd, an little unexpected, but also entirely useful.
Do you have a favorite item or colorway?
I love my stitch markers, I’m bit addicted to them. Not just using them, but making them. My studio space is littered with the things.
What is something you strive to offer the fiber arts community?
Beautiful, useful, tools that make doing your craft, be it spinning, felting, knitting or crochet, easier and maybe a bit more fun.
Does being an indie fiber artist affect other aspects of your life?
Yes, I’m constantly wondering what it would take to make something similar to what I’ve seen in a store, how to adapt patterns to fit others, what yarn I could possibly make or what dyes to use. My brain is in a constant happy buzz with the idea flow.
What is your fiber arts superpower?
I can swatch to gauge the first time, every time!
How is the fiber arts world different for you today than it was five years ago?
I’m in it! ;)