After quitting her day job in Los Angeles and moving to Martha’s Vineyard, a quiet island off the Massachusetts coast, Susan Gibbs aka MVKnits had a great idea. She started Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm and figured out how to make a living making yarn. Why not use the local food movement’s model of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and apply it to a yarn harvest? Shareholders pay for a share in the yarn harvest as a way to support a local farm (or in this case, a local farm supported through the internet) and in return they get weekly updates, photos from the farm, an invitation to the shearing and ultimately a share of the yarn.
Check out the Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm’s blog and flickr site. And check out the Etsy Labs flickr site for Calder Martin’s photos from the shoot.You can watch more of our Handmade Video Portraits and we’d be so thrilled if you’d subscribe to our free Etsy iTunes podcast.