Sometimes, it’s the little things that inspire us. But other times, inspiration comes from the big picture that’s been staring us in the face. In the case of the Goddess Collection, so many women have influenced me — it’s almost overwhelming.
I have an incredible relationship with so many women. Their support made this project a no-brainer. The Goddess Collection is about giving back to the women who struggle and fight every day. I encourage you to listen and support those who share their stories.
With that said, I think you’ll love the many beautiful colors in this collection! You may have noticed that I changed the design of my product pages. Now, it’s easier than ever to select a base. Just use the drop-down menu to select what base you want for each colorway. Visit this blog post to learn more about selecting a yarn weight.
And now, the main event! Let’s meet the Goddess Collection.
Daliah is a Hebrew name that means “tree branch.” It reminded me of how young girls are not afraid to climb trees and scrape their knees. Even as adults, it’s important to remind ourselves that we can be young, playful, and adventurous.
The namesake of this colorway simply means peace. As a pink standout in the collection, Dembre reminds us that peace can be bold and punchy. Being able to stay calm when others are yelling, choosing acceptance over hate, and being compassionate instead of spiteful are all brave choices that can be difficult to make in the moment.
If you follow the moon’s phases closely, then you know the last full moon was the Super Blood Wolf Moon (January 2019). This moon’s oranges, yellows, and reds all stood out. They were each a little different than some of the yarn I had previous dyed for this collection. And so, Duanphen was born.
Speaking of the name, it means “full moon.” It helped me understand why I had been so moved to dye this special color, prompting me to give it its name.
While Jade is obviously named after the stone, you may not have known that certain types of jade appear pink, which inspired this color. The stone has a great deal of symbolism behind it, and the meanings change depending on which culture you look at.
Strong and delicate are two ideas that seem like polar opposites, but they aren’t mutually exclusive. Think of a spider’s web, glistening in the winter sun, full of ice crystals. Sure, it’s easy for us to bat it away. But spider silk is one of the strongest materials for its size. Women can also be strong and delicate, which is why I named this colorway Ebba, another word for strong.
This name choice was extra personal to me. I have a friend who recently changed her name to Camille, and this yarn was dyed with her in mind. Camille means free-born and noble. The purple is a nod to the royal color, while still showing a free spirit to be different.
The name Eka reflects a beautiful sentiment. It means “one” or “first.” This spoke to me, because every single person is the only one like themselves. In the world of knitting, every hand-dyed skein is one of a kind, too. Be proud to be unique.
Maria has many meanings, but the word “rebellion” especially stands out. All of my favorite heroines in books were rebellious. But at the same time, they could also be feminine. My goal with this yarn was to create a soft and pretty hue that has a bit of an edge to it.
When it comes to how we treat others, everyone could do with a little more love and compassion. That’s exactly what Ji-ae means: love. When I see this yarn in my studio, it’s a reminder to be kind and spread love rather than distrust and hate.
This Arabic name expresses purity and modesty, which is a theme that has been thrust upon women for centuries. I’ve wrestled with the idea of purity for a while now. Ultimately, the best kind of purity is being true to yourself and abstaining from being someone you’re not. That lesson inspired this colorway. What does being genuine look like for you?
If you know The Odyssey well, you know that Penelope is Odysseus’ wife who waits for his return for 20 years. She shows bravery by being faithful to her beliefs for so long. In the meantime, she is also a weaver. With this color, I wanted to honor that aspect of her character, which shows that there is an exceptionally long history of Makers.
By purchasing any colorway, a portion of proceeds will go to Girls for a Change, a non-profit dedicated to empowering young BIPOC girls in Central Virginia.
On a final note, women all over the world have struggled for hundreds of years, and we continue to struggle. While each of us leads different lives with different challenges, I want you to know that I see you and your struggles and not only do I believe in you, but you inspire me.