Thursday, August 26, 2010
Margaret and Purl: Artisan Profile
Debbie and Jill have been friends for several years as colleagues at the same Plano middle school. When they each discovered that the other was a knitter, the bond strengthened. Jill, originally from England, began knitting as a young girl, and is one of the fastest knitters I know. Native Texan Debbie is the newer knitter, but she's also the idea generator and marketing whiz. Together they form Margaret and Purl, Girls Gone Knitting, on Etsy. Their name came from Debbie's sponsored chicken here at Jacob's Reward, Margaret, and the play on words with the famous knit stitch. The pair enjoy junk shopping at Canton and keeping their sizeable yarn stashes out of their husbands' direct line of sight. (I recommend a separate building.)
They specialize in darling knitted baby sets - hats, booties and the like, but branch out when certain knitting challenges catch their eye. They especially love rubber-ducky-themed gift baskets.
This dynamic duo will be featured at our fall "Share the Harvest" Gift Market on October 16. If you have any new babies or new moms on your holiday shopping list, you'll surely find the perfect gift among these ladies' wares.