Name: Sarah Teigler
Business name: One Sly Fox
Website(s) oneslyfox.etsy.com, One Sly Fox on facebook
What kind of items do you make?
Stitch markers, keeper necklaces, orifice/diz threaders, hand spun yarn
How long have you been in indie artist?
Officially since about 2001
What got you interested in your art of choice?
When I was about 3, my grandmother taught me to crochet and my nana to knit. Ever since I’ve just loved working with my hands and I always come back to it.
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
Keeping my hands busy is a must for me, but I love watching something take form as I work and having a tangible result. Not just for myself but something I can share with friends and family.
What most inspires you?
Anything and everything, a song on the radio, a favorite book, a movie, sitting on my porch in the evening, any and all of it can make me want to grab my supplies and start crafting.
What makes your creations unique?
I try to combine function with aesthetics so that tools can be just as beautiful as what they’re being used to create.
Do you have a favorite item or colorway?
I’m an admitted stitch marker fiend, but I am absolutely in love with Butterfly Girl’s Riot batt. It’s a dream to spin and I always love how it comes out.
What is something you strive to offer the fiber arts community?
Tools that are not only practical but also pleasing to see and use. I set high standards for myself and if I don’t like something I refuse to share it with others.
Does being an indie fiber artist affect other aspects of your life?
All of them. I have to craft, I have to knit, I have to have something in hand. My friends joke that if they want me to sit still long enough to talk they need to shove yarn in my hands. I just can’t not work with it!
What is your fiber arts superpower?
I can stitch to gauge first time, every time, no swatch needed! I’m told I’m also ridiculously fast.
How is the fiber arts world different for you today than it was five years ago?
Five years ago I was just starting to really come into the community as a vendor and I’m more in love with it now than ever! i get to tald to so many amazing people and share ideas and as crazy as it can make me I wouldn’t give it up for anything.