Hello and thank you for stopping by our little slice of the world wide web! We are Judi and Katrina, aka JAK, a mother and daughter team who started Crafty JAK’s as a way to share some of the variety of things we love to create. This journey started off by designing and knitting photography props for the professional photography industry, some of which you can still find in our Etsy shop. When Katrina learned to spin in 2014, a whole different appreciation for fibre and yarn developed, which translated into a new direction for the company.
Crafty JAK’s is an extension of our love to create, so it will continue to grow and evolve to showcase more of those passions. As we find balance and time with what we are currently offering, you will start to see shifts here that reflect our continued desire to share our diverse passions with you. We sincerely hope that you join us here to seek inspiration, ask questions and learn. We are committed to providing a space that is safe and welcoming for people from all walks of life. If you see something on any of our platforms, please reach out to us, we would love to hear from you.
Our mission is to engage, inspire and support discerning fibre artists worldwide by providing access to a wide variety of unique, quality materials, custom made products and proven equipment; backed with exceptional customer service. Through educational materials and services, we aim to encourage exploration, inquiry and growth.
Katrina is our resident fibre expert, dyer and creative force behind our ever changing selection of products. She loves to play with colour and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. She draws much of her inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounds us on the Southwest coast of Canada. She currently teaches at a few local yarn shops in the Lower Mainland and hopes to develop some online tutorials for you soon.
Judi is our knitting and sewing expert. She has knit the majority of our sample swatches and is working on some custom sewing pieces that we hope to have available soon. She’s also behind the scenes, helping keep Katrina on track and designing some of our new patterns.