A woman stands smiling on the shore of Lake Superior, wind-blown hair tamed only slightly by a hand-knit cap.

Dorothy Broomall (she/her)

Owner. Facilitator. Writer. Dorothy is in charge of amassing fiber for you, coordinating staff and volunteers, and holding space for makers during events and daily interactions. Favorite fiber arts: Knitting, spinning, embroidery. Fiber art to learn next: Weaving! Favorite knits: Earthy solid colors and comforting, repetitive patterns with abundant texture. Favorite colors: Persimmon, moss, goldenrod, and turquoise. Background: MA Sustainability. College sustainability teacher. Holistic Life Coach. Featured Knit: Headway Hat by Brienne Moody in Malabrigo Worsted Frank Ochre


Molly - Shop Host, Yarn Slinger, and Shipping


Mary Ellen Ascroft (she/her)

Co-founder. Though Mary Ellen is no longer involved in Dappled Fern, she holds a special place in our origin story for midwifing reality, inviting creativity, and empowering adventurous making at all skill levels. Favorite fiber arts: Knitting, sewing, spinning, and rug-hooking. Fiber art to learn next: Innovative sewing using repurposed fabrics. Favorite colors: Intense greens, teals, reds. Favorite knits: Brightly colored with beautiful patterns! Background: Boundary Waters guide. Episcopal vicar. Author. Grandmother.Featured Knit: LeafyLove Sweater by Jill Karina Bø in various Woolen Rabbit colorway