Valley of the Moon
I live in the most amazing town. Deep in the Topa Topa Mountains in Southern California, there’s a little piece of paradise called Ojai. The word is from the native tribe of Chumash Indians, and is most commonly translated as “Valley of the Moon.” There’s a unique phenomenon here, called the “Pink Moment” when the sun is sets and casts a lovely pink glow over the sky and against the mountains. It’s a community full of actors and artists, hippies and yuppies, celebrities and farmers. There is so much diversity here in culture and thought that if one cares to, one can learn almost anything.
I settled here over seven years ago, and I’ve come to love the people here, and this valley. I know I’ve only just begun to explore Ojai, and I look forward to every day here.
Valley of the Moon Fiber Works is my attempt to bring the colors of Ojai into the world of fiber art. Using local plants and fiber, I spin, dye, and knit, and try to lure others into these ancient crafts. From ranches around California I take wool, alpaca, buffalo, and even yak, along with silk and bamboo and spin them into yarn. Take a look around my shop and see if there’s anything that touches your fancy, and if there’s not, ask about custom orders.
Thank you so much for visiting my little Shangri La.