My name is Ashley Yousling. I live in beautiful North Idaho, with my loyal companions David and Coltrane. I have been a maker since I was a child, creating things I found interesting and beautiful, and sharing them with the world in hopes they would find them valuable as well. My creative endeavors have taken many paths, starting in music, then leading to a design career in the digital space, designing experiences for a music service and now working at a startup.
Sometimes it feels as though I lead a secret life. While my affection for knitting is no secret, most don’t understand it. How it’s both a comforting diversion and labor of love. How it’s an obsession not only in the craft, but in the medium itself…fiber. Particularly wool in my case. This is in small part why Woolful was created. To help inform and inspire. My fiber journey has taken many turns and each year it becomes more and more apparent that a life around fiber is where I’m meant to be. Last year we bought a 40 acre ranch in North Idaho, with the hopes and plans of building a fiber mill, a flock of sheep, and becoming soil experts, amongst the myriad of other animals. Here is where we’ll share each step of that journey, our plans, progress, mis-steps, and discoveries.
Whatever your walk of life, locale or creative pursuits, I would love to hear about your journey, your thoughts and your passions. Life is far more enjoyable (and sometimes bearable) knowing there are others experiencing and learning just like yourself.