Name: Karen Cuffaro and Rebecca DeSensi
Business: Amelia and Wiggles
What got you interested in your art of choice?
We were inspired to hand-dye yarn by working with beautiful yarn in our own crochet and knit creations. Once we started playing with yarn and dye, a whole new outlet for creative expression opened up for us, part science and part serendipity.
Do you have a favorite item or colorway?
We both agree on tonal yarns always! Lately Karen has been inspired by her walks with Wiggles through North Park, and has created some beautifully bold colorways using greens and browns with pops of flower-inspired colors. Rebecca has been experimenting with layering multiple colors for an overall blended effect with surprising peeks of vibrant color.
What is something you strive to offer the fiber arts community?
Working with just two elements, yarn and dye, would seem to have a limited outcome, but each artist brings their own experiences, likes and dislikes, and techniques to the hand-dyeing process, resulting in different expressed visions. We offer our yarny color vision in small batches, but big color!