Heidi Braacx

Heidi Braacx

I learned to knit when I was seven from a lovely lady I met while sailing with my family in the South Pacific. Just the basics, but it stuck with me, and being a crafty person, I never went long without having something on the needles, even though I didn’t get beyond knit and purl for about ten years. Then along came a knitter friend, and shortly after, Ravelry, and that was that. I’m more of a seat-of-your-pants type knitter. I don’t always read the pattern ahead of time, and if I don’t like something about it, I change it. I love the process of knitting, and seeing something appear out of a single strand of yarn makes me giddy. I have a background in costuming (I volunteered for a year and a half, and then I finally went to school and got a degree for it, then decided I wanted to do something else for a while) I had a fling with bicycles for a few years when I worked in a few bike shops, before entering back into the theatre & film world as a Set Decoration Seamstress. In the spring of 2013 I quit my day job to take on Vegan Yarn full time. Now I spin, dye, run, lift weights, bike, play my violin, I’m in a band and of course, I’m vegan. I work freelance in theatre and film from time to time, but most of the time I’m steadily working away at building my Vegan Yarn dream.
I have a fan club for my yarn here on ravelry. Its fun for sharing projects that we’ve made with Vegan Yarn, to get the latest news on what yarns are coming up, make requests for new colourways, and see where I’ll be travelling with my yarn next.
My dreams for the future involve tons of travel with my lovely son and amazing husband, grow a massive garden with lots of dye plants, explore, knit, design, and dye tons and tons of yarn.

Check out my yarn on ravelry here.

original designs  

original designs

from Vegan Yarn
from Vegan Yarn
from Vegan Yarn
from Vegan Yarn