Naturally hand dyed to honor the road less traveled.
Blue Highway's values and colorways are inspired by the sights, sounds, relationships and clarity of mind I've found along back roads, shortcuts and long ways home.
All fiber is grown and milled within the United States, mostly raised in Montana and Texas; milled in Pennsylvania and Texas. I'm moving toward sourcing everything closer to home and look forward to helping build up my local fibershed where I can. Natural dye extracts are sourced seasonably and sustainably from the world at large; raw dye materials are grown with care in TX or carefully gathered along the road (or in the kitchen) by me.
This venture is constantly evolving as I learn and figure out what it means to me, and where it fits in as a very necessary (mostly) self-supoprting creative outlet. I am wife, mother to 3 school-aged kids, keeper of schedules, many animals and one busy household. I also substitute teach, and recently started back to school to earn my teaching certificate and M.Ed.
The art and the process of Blue Highway means a lot to me, even if it turns out I can't run it like a big name yarn company and churn out regular product. I am accepting that that is not what I am, and I am so appreciative of your patronage, support and patience along the way.
Supply and availability is very seasonal and since I am dedicated to working with small farms, artisan mills and natural dye materials, many variables will affect when and how much of the finished product is available. Once again, thank you for sharing this path with me!