Episode 007: Brooke Sinnes
In this episode
Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep produces naturally dyed fiber and yarn in Napa California. I was first drawn to Brooke’s yarn because of its unique color palette. The natural dye process results in a soft yet saturated range of colors, and they all go together beautifully.
In recent years we’ve been so inspired by Brooke’s efforts on sourcing breed-specific fibers for her yarns from domestic farms. She works closely with the people who raise the fiber animals and process the wool. And she then passes on the origin stories of these products to us. I love knowing where my yarn comes from, that it is the result of innovation and collaboration.
In our conversation we dig deep as she shares a thoughtful glimpse into her life as a business owner. I enjoyed talking with Brooke about the process of running a business and setting boundaries when working from home while also maintaining her creativity and raising her son. We touch on how we can accept and move through the discomfort that comes with learning new things, giving yourself permission to make mistakes, and that pesky little word: burnout. She even gives us a chemistry lesson as we delve into the magic of indigo dying!
Check out Brooke’s yarn! Sincere Sheep is naturally dyed and delightful. Find her on Instagram and Facebook
Find out all about natural dyes and the bubbling cauldron of goodness, indigo vats, at Maiwa School of Textiles
Want to listen along with Brooke? Check out The Iron Druid Chronicles and the Remnant Chronicles at Audible
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