Pattie (L) learned to knit when she was nine--using heavy rug yarn and making a pair of slippers and a potholder. Her efforts earned her the lowest possible ribbon in 4-H at the County Fair. Now she is a kettle dyeing queen, batt designer, spinner, knitter, weaver, felter, and all things fiber! She dyes 99.99% of JayDü's fluff, and all of that in her two-burner dye studio (aka, her kitchen).
Pattie, taught Jenaya (R) how to knit at school, as a method for training fine motor-skills. Jenaya hated it so much that at the sassy age of six, boldly proclaimed that she was never ever going to be knitting ever again. Many years later, she got the idea for JayDü while sitting hobby-less in her 400 sq ft studio apartment. Now she does a bit of everything (still with sassiness), from batt design, spinning, and knitting to website wrangling, and designing all the little JayDü critters.
Marianne, was our dear friend and mentor who passed away rather suddenly a few years ago, and she is the main inspiration for our little shop (and mascot), and the only reason we have any fiber know-how. She took joy in the goodness of each day and lived with grace through the bad. We proudly walk in her footsteps, carrying on her legacy of joyfully greeting each day sharing our skills, opening our table to and our lives to you.