About Black Sheep Goods.
Well helloooooo!! Welcome to Black Sheep Goods! My name is Ashley and I am a fiberaholic. Seriously, its bad. I started arm knitting back in 2013 when I was 9 months pregnant, 215 lbs, and on couch & Netflix rest. Being the ADD crafter that I am, I just had to learn how to do something that could sit on the couch and do; As well as use my large & in charge swollen arms. I ended up learning to arm knit super soft & chunky cowl scarves. Made one for me, then my sister, then for gifts, and soon everyone was wanting one! That was the beginning of my love affair with yarn & fibers. A few months after having my son I was hitting up the neighborhood yard sales and there she was, my very first vintage rigid heddle loom. I bought that as well as a bunch of vintage yarn & hand printed fabrics. After making my first tapestry I self diagnosed myself with weaver fever. Since I am self taught, I found that there wasn't an all in one kit that teaches your this amazing craft so I decided to design the Pop Out Loom & Tools Tapestry Weaving Kit. It is now carried in over 100 retail and fiber stores around the world.
Here you will find all kinds of fiber based home goods as well as clothing and accessories made with all reclaimed & vintage fibers. Most of my fibers are purchased from a local non-profit store called SmART! 100% of SmART! profits benefit Progress Inc programs to promote the health, happiness, and safety of adults living with intellectual disabilities in our community, as individuals with these disabilities often have problems with major life activities such as language, mobility, learning, self-help and independent living.
Commissions and collaborations are very welcomed! Just email a brief description of your idea, what type of piece you want, to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as I get my phone back from my toddler.
All woven items are made with vintage, dead stocked or reclaimed yarns and materials (except for the cowl scarves). Mainly purchased at smART, a local non-profit thrift style craft store where all kinds of arts & craft items are all donated and sold. All profits go to Progress Inc. which promotes health, happiness and safety for people with disabilities and senior adults needing care.