I’m Sarah Carpenter, the owner of Scrambled Wool. I have over 25 years of management experience in the retail and real estate industry, and over 15 years teaching experience. I have been knitting, crocheting, and spinning since 2012 – when I was encouraged by my late husband to learn a new hobby and make some new friends. The fiber community is what helped me get through the difficult time in 2015 when my husband passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack. I am passionate about lifelong learning and encourage my family, friends and clients to try new things and follow their passion.
Scrambled Wool was planned for several years before I was in a position to open the doors. The idea for it came out of my children’s desire to see me run a business based on something that I love. In fact, my youngest son helped me come up with the name one day when a particular nasty piece of ‘yarn barf’ spilled out of the center of a ball of yarn I was knitting with.
When I first started crocheting and knitting, I knew nothing about yarn or how it was made. I was fascinated by the different animals and plants that could be turned into yarn. I learned that many fibers came from animals besides sheep such as angora (rabbits), alpaca, bison, camel, cashmere (goats), llama, and yak and I had no idea you could make beautiful yarn from natural products such as bamboo, corn, hemp. milk, mint, seaweed, and sugar. I decided that this would be the focus of my store.
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