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)

Co-founder and owner. Dorothy is in charge of amassing fiber for you, coordinating volunteers, facilitating belonging at the shop, holding space for makers during KAL’s and events, and all things business. 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


Mary Ellen Ascroft (she/her)

Co-founder, Community-Weaver, and Group Facilitator. In charge of midwifing fiber ideas into 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