Amy was making Art Dolls and rainbow dyeing sheep fleece for hair when she stopped at a garage sale and stumbled on an entire fleece for sale! Once she realized that she’d have to make about a million dolls to use up that fleece, she decided to learn to spin it instead. She permed her red hair to look like the fabulous corkscrew curls of that fleece, joined the Black Sheep Handspinners Guild and started to spin. Once she had a bunch of yarn, she began to knit sweaters…
And so, for the past twenty five years, Amy Brill has been making sweaters. “The perfect shapes for your perfect shape.” She feels that everyone really is beautiful and should have beautiful things to wear that make them feel that they don’t have to worry about how they look. She likes the idea that being dressed in a way that makes you feel comfortable and good about yourself allows you be your best ‘you.’
Amy says: “American Handcraft garments are more than just clothes made in America: they represent craftsmanship, pride, and quality. I am honored every day to work with my team and see the culmination of those ideals.”
Every sweater is a collection of skills, trades, and individual craft that is created in the United States from beginning to end. A single craftswoman hand looms the garment and another sews on the buttons, together creating a work of art with form and functionality.
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