Name: Karen Bachman
Business: iKNITiatives
Website: etsy.com/shop/iknitiatives and iknitiatives.com


What got you interested in your art of choice?
I became interested in hand-dying yarns/fibers in 2013 after having attended the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Show. I had purchased my first spinning wheel that day and that is when I knew that I wanted to create my own hand-dyed colors and hand-spun yarns and take my existing hand-knit business to the next level.

Do you have a favorite item or colorway?
My favorite items have to be my ombre gradient sock yarns and my ombre gradient spinning fibers (punis).


What is something you strive to offer the fiber arts community?
What I strive to offer the fiber arts community is excellence in customer service and one of a kind colorways that will enable my customers to create unique pieces. That is why you will find that I offer only select repeatable colorways and you’ll find that even those are unique in their own way.

What is your fiber arts superpower?
My fiber arts superpower is my attention to color and detail. I’m always looking for the next beautiful color or color combination to create. I incorporate a lot of depth and multi-faceted layers of color into my yarns and fibers.


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