When I look at the history of my family, one theme that seems to stand out is the strength of the women. Whether following a traditional role of homemaker or running a business of their own or simply overcoming incredible odds to find success, all of them show incredible strength and determination.
Gregory Road, to me, is indicative of the strength and courage and individuality of the women in my family. Several generations back, on my mom's side, we are Gregorys and there is actually a street named after our family. (Although these days it's more of an alley.) When I told my mother that I was naming my store Gregory Road, her eyes lit up. That was one of the best moments in my life.
Spinning is the second oldest profession for women and the term "spinster" describes women who chose the profession over marriage. Many use the term spinster in a negative manner, but to me a spinster is someone who finds independence through craft and creativity and personal expression. It is a term that indicates strength and individuality, like the women in my family.
Gregory Road Handspuns is my tribute to women everywhere--those who choose traditional paths and those who take the road less travelled. I endeavor, through my creations, to take a traditional craft and express my own individuality and determination.
I invite you to take a walk down Gregory Road with me, and learn about your own past and the potential of your future as well.
Just a few notes:
I normally have more than one skein in a particular fiber/color. I list individual skeins separately to give you the opportunity to buy as much or as little as you want. I will do my best to let you know how much more I have of any of my yarn. If you have any questions, feel free to convo me and ask!
Please note: my yarn comes from a smoke-free but pet friendly home (four cats and a dog).
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DC suburbs, MD