My son James and Mizzen
Thank you for coming to our web site. In 2019, we purchased Weir Crafts from Susan Weir in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved it to northern Ohio. In December of 2021 Weir Crafts was merged with Great Lakes Fibers, my yarn and felt company, for a prefect marriage of all things woolly and Waldorf.
I have had an alpaca and llama farm for over 15 years. I started by showing camelids and fell in love with the fiber aspect. That started a snowball of interest culminting in Great Lakes Fibers. I dragged my mom to countless fiber festivals around the US, and flying to Atlanta for a huge fiber event where we learned how to wet and needle felt.
Mom in the dye studio
In October of 2012, I stayed for a week in New Jersey to hone my dyeing skills with Linda Berry Walker. What a great week that was! I still have that dye journal.
Linda Berry Walker (L), Me (R)
Since then, my mom and Linda have left our earth for that dye studio in the stars.
Weir Crafts, a small family business, started in 1989 when Susan Weir began making waldorf dolls to pay for her sons' school fees at the local Waldorf school. Over the years, it grew both in scope and in size. The business expanded far beyond the original waldorf dolls and kits, so Susan changed the name from "Weir Dolls" to "Weir Crafts".
Susan has been an exemplary mentor. We are honored to continue the Weir Crafts Waldorf doll patterns and kits and all of the fine felts, roving and batt while expanding into dyes, undyed yarn and so much more!
We remain committed to our artists and crafters selling high quality, natural, hand-working materials along with excllent customer service.
Some customers have been thoughtful enough to leave us emails and notes, which can be viewed here.
Thank you for taking the time to check us out, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!
PS: A word about my logo. My husband and I actually took Kaibo and Harley, two of my oldest and beloved alpacas to the Marblehead lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio (20 minutes from our house), for a photo shoot. A creative artist then rendered the alpaca and lighthouse into a logo to include the sheep.