Welcome Mary Ann as a first time Festival vendor —
My name is Mary Ann Groening from Sew Into Knitting. My husband and I live in Morden, Manitoba and we have two girls and two grandchildren. I have been sewing and knitting since I was a little girl and honestly it’s not something most people knew about me until social media. Four years ago my business partner and I sold our Flowershop/Yarn Shop and since then I have been knitting and quilting for fun or for family. I have just recently started into dyeing yarn and love it. Discovering colour combinations and being surprised with the outcome has been great. I’m always interested in trying new crafts especially fibre related.
I opened an Etsy shop this year to start selling bags and yarn that I have created. Being a vendor at the Manitoba Fibre Festival is a good chance to get local exposure and meet some of the local fibre lovers and creators.
This is something I love to do and when others like the things I’ve made it encourages me to keep making more. My inspiration comes from my knitting and sewing friends. Their energy and their passions for the craft keep me inspired. It’s exciting to see each week the progress they have made on their projects.