Artist Lindsay Gates creates the lovely Foofaraw Shawl Sticks, made from black painted timber and decorated with beads crafted from natural materials such as stone, glass, timber and ceramic.
Lindsay says: "I am full of gratitude for my work and thrilled that others enjoy the fruits of my passion. I have been interested in crafting all my life. Working with my hands gives me real joy. My Granny taught me to knit as a kid, and when I had my own kids, I forgot all about knitting for a while. A few years ago I began work at Yarns Unlimited in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in the US. It was one of the best things that ever happened to me! At the yarn shop I was creatively inspired all the time and have become addicted to knitting. It was there that the idea for Foofaraw was born. I have left Pennsylvania and moved back to my home state of Colorado, where I re-met a past love who lives in Australia. Long story short, we got married and I now split my time between Colorado and Australia. I feel blessed to have a portable business and I get to visit yarn shops everywhere I travel. What could be better?"