Amy and her sheep believe that handmade goods should be made without harming humans, animals, or the planet. The native Californian has lived in several states, but it was when she moved to a small Minnesota farm with her family that her love of felting—with the help of wooly co-workers Maggie, Lily, and Ruthie—began.
Now, she and her flock reside in Joplin, Missouri, where she creates her pieces from scratch—from the hand washing and dying to the designing—and in small batches using eco-friendly, non-toxic products. Amy carefully shears her sheep when the season is warm, though even without fluff factor, they remain utterly adorable in a streamlined way—a design aesthetic Amy is a self-proclaimed sucker for.
“I love minimal and modern,” she says. “I am a sucker for cute, so when I design animal collectibles, I veer to a sleek design with cuteness overflowing.”