Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m Anne Vally, a maker, knitter, sewist, writer, and believer in the common good. I live and work in San Francisco.
I make kits for hand-knitters and hand dye yarn. I also write more broadly about knitting and making things by hand as a way to care for ourselves and others, about how to create more truly inclusive spaces, and about living (and doing business) in alignment with my progressive values.
I send my newsletter most Sundays, and each one has musings about things I find nourishing. I share my progressive politics, snippets from my creative practice of making things by hand, and ideas about how to support our well-being in a world that commodifies our attention.
You should know that I am passionate about hand-making.
I believe that making things by hand is an art and that making connects us to the very best feeling of being alive. I hope to encourage you to make more things by hand, to spend more time off-line, and to create more inclusive spaces for making things in your community.
I hope you will feel seen and supported by my weekly letters.
If you are new to my work, you might like to read the following, which are some of my most read and liked newsletters:
Welcome, friend. I am so glad you’re here.
PS: You can read all of my older newsletters in the archives.