Welcome to Skein and the Stitch! My name is Jess and I’m so happy that you’ve stumbled upon my little corner of the internet! I’m a small business owner, indie dyer, knitter, sewist, artist, mama, wife, dog lover, music aficionado, and fancy coffee fiend. I’m passionate about crafting beautiful hand dyed yarn and useful tools for makers, crafters, and fibre artists. My goal is to provide quality products that bring you joy and enhance your creative projects.

Ever since I can remember, I loved the arts and could be found drawing, painting, writing, and making beautiful things. My creative side found natural expression through fashion, fabric, and sketching as a teenager. I moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 and briefly spent some time studying fashion design at FIDM before transferring to UCLA and completing my Bachelor’s Degree in English. My journey eventually took me across the pond, to rural France as an English teacher and later to the UK to complete a Master’s Degree and PhD in 18th Century British Literature. Along the way, I met and married my best friend, adopted a rescue husky, settled in Yorkshire, and started a family.

My love for knitting began during the years of my PhD as a creative escape from research and snowballed from there. After years of honing my craft, I discovered a love for hand dyed yarn and decided to experiment! From that point, I couldn’t stop dying fibre and decided to share my talents with all of you.