Hi there! My name is Natasha Sills, and I am the indie dyer behind Gritty Knits.
I learned to knit from the book Stitch ‘n’ Bitch by Debbie Stoller in 2004, and I was obsessed right from the start. I wanted to learn every new technique, try every yarn, make every pattern. It wasn’t long before I was crocheting, designing, spinning, and dyeing too.
About me personally: I live in Houston with my husband, 4 cats, and 1 dog. (Don’t worry; they’re locked out of the yarn room.) In addition to fiber arts, I love photography, sewing/quilting, and I'm an avid reader.
Here is a list of the places, events, and publications you might know me from:
Ravelry - my library of pattern designs
Houston Fiber Fest - I am a founding board member and vendor.
DFW Fiber Fest - I have been a vendor there since 2012.
Ply Away - I have attended several times as a student. 2022 was my first year as a vendor.
Spinzilla - 2017 Rogue Champion; I spun 56,342 yards of yarn in 7 days
Other fiber festivals - I have vended at Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta, Fiber Christmas in July, and Kid 'n' Ewe in the past.
Stitch ‘n’ Bitch
- Son of Stitch & Bitch – pattern: scarf roll ups
- Stitch & Bitch Page-a-Day Calendar 2007 – pattern: Woolie the Ewe
The Woolie Ewe yarn shop in Plano, TX - I worked there many years ago
Where to find me online:
Organizations I have supported with Gritty Knits profits:
Houston Food Bank
Tegan & Sara Foundation
The Montrose Center
The Trevor Project
GLAD - GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
Queer Health Access
KIND - Kids in Need of Defense
Texas Civil Rights Project
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.