Founder of Thatched Roof Cottage

Allyson took her first knitting class over a decade ago and the rest, as they say, is history. In the early stages she was not too skilled, but with consistent effort and help from a sister-in-law, she became a knitter and started branching out into other fiber arts, eventually learning to dye yarn. She's learned to dye with natural indigo and dabbled in rigid-heddle weaving, spinning (wheel and drop spindle), and even nålbinding. She created Thatched Roof Cottage with the hopes of having a friendly place for those who love all the various crafts and rich history of the fiber arts, as well as for those who aspire to cultivate and maintain a cozy atmosphere in their homes or fiber arts spaces. 

Allyson has always been fond of the beautiful thatched roof cottage. Her fondness of thatched cottages was well-known, enough for her mother-in-law to gift her a special drawing of one. This precious artwork, sketched by her husband's grandmother in 1935, holds a place of honor in her home decor. She decided to name her fiber arts business after the beauty and comforts of the thatched cottage. 

Her first yarn line, Americana, is inspired by the colorful character and spirit of America's amazing small towns. She's also working on the Signature Collection, which draws inspiration from the rich tapestry of everyday life. 

By weaving together themes of creativity, warmth, and beauty, Thatched Roof Cottage resonates with those who appreciate the interconnectedness of fiber arts and cozy home living. So, pull up a chair, make yourself at home, and let's spin a good yarn.