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SWARAN DHALIWAL
FOUNDER

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Swaran Dhaliwal is from the north of India where she spent her childhood and formative years growing up on a farm. Her mom was the matriarch of a farming family. Here she spent her time raising the children while spinning, weaving, dyeing and knitting. These are the special memories Swaran carries from her childhood and the inspiration for Michigan Fine Yarns.

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Swaran Dhaliwal is from the north of India where she spent her childhood and formative years growing up on a farm. Her mom was the matriarch of a farming family. Here she spent her time raising the children while spinning, weaving, dyeing and knitting. These are the special memories Swaran carries from her childhood and the inspiration for Michigan Fine Yarns.

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Tricia Miranda-Hartsuff
Designer / Knitting Teacher

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Tricia teaches several courses at Michigan Fine Yarns, and also curates many of our online and special events. As a professor, Tricia has been instructing students for more than twenty years. At Michigan Fine Yarns, she combines that in-person and online instructional experience with her passion for yarn and knitting, which she’s been using as her mindfulness practice since grad school. Her favorite projects are ones that teach a new skill, or introduce a new “must have” knitting notion for that occasional retail therapy. Find her in store or online, and she’ll help you show off your knits so others can see the joy and peace they bring you!

Tricia teaches several courses at Michigan Fine Yarns, and also curates many of our online and special events. As a professor, Tricia has been instructing students for more than twenty years. At Michigan Fine Yarns, she combines that in-person and online instructional experience with her passion for yarn and knitting, which she’s been using as her mindfulness practice since grad school. Her favorite projects are ones that teach a new skill, or introduce a new “must have” knitting notion for that occasional retail therapy. Find her in store or online, and she’ll help you show off your knits so others can see the joy and peace they bring you!

Lindsey Marr
Knitting Teacher

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Lindsey has been knitting since 2018, a good friend and neighbor inspired her to start. She was looking for a hobby to get through the slow afternoons at work. She instantly fell in love with knitting! She went out and picked up a complicated stitch pattern book and made it her mission to learn all the beautiful designs. This lead to her learning all the techniques in her first few years of knitting before actually constructing and finishing a project. She wanted to understand all of knitting, she is a person that jumps all into things. This combined with her artist and sewing background has made knitting come naturally to her.

Lindsey has been knitting since 2018, a good friend and neighbor inspired her to start. She was looking for a hobby to get through the slow afternoons at work. She instantly fell in love with knitting! She went out and picked up a complicated stitch pattern book and made it her mission to learn all the beautiful designs. This lead to her learning all the techniques in her first few years of knitting before actually constructing and finishing a project. She wanted to understand all of knitting, she is a person that jumps all into things. This combined with her artist and sewing background has made knitting come naturally to her.

Marta Hoetger
Weaving Teacher

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Marta has been interested in fiber arts since a young age, thanks to a mother who was an amazing seamstress. She was inspired to learn weaving several years ago through trips to Central and South American countries where women still weave complex patterns using simple backstrap looms. She is passionate about exploring color and texture on the rigid heddle. She is a member of the Michigan Handweavers Guild and was mentored by Nancy Peck. The class is designed for those who want to learn more about rigid heddle weaving, whether as a beginner or someone who has learned the basics and wants to move forward to explore other possibilities. You will work on your own portable loom using yarns of your choice and learn to plan and create your own project.

Marta has been interested in fiber arts since a young age, thanks to a mother who was an amazing seamstress. She was inspired to learn weaving several years ago through trips to Central and South American countries where women still weave complex patterns using simple backstrap looms. She is passionate about exploring color and texture on the rigid heddle. She is a member of the Michigan Handweavers Guild and was mentored by Nancy Peck. The class is designed for those who want to learn more about rigid heddle weaving, whether as a beginner or someone who has learned the basics and wants to move forward to explore other possibilities. You will work on your own portable loom using yarns of your choice and learn to plan and create your own project.

Becky VanSandt
Content Manager

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Becky is the face behind most of MFY's blog and social media posts. Before finding herself a stay-at-home mom, Becky worked in event management and customer service so she loves the chance to interact with everyone, even if it's virtual! Born and raised in Wisconsin, Becky is currently living in North Carolina with her husband, young son and rescue pup, Augie. She taught herself to knit in high school, but took a refresher course when she moved to North Carolina that reignited her passion for the fiber arts. Knitting - and occasionally crochet! - combines her love of organization and need for creativity into a stress relieving and practical hobby. A few fast facts. Becky always has to have a pair of socks on the needles. She loves twisted rib, seed stitch and neutral colors. Her favorite projects are those that have a story and teach her something new. She is (still) working on Level 2 of the Master Hand Knitter program through The Knitting Guild Association, and considers herself a life-long learner who loves to share her knowledge and experience!

Becky is the face behind most of MFY's blog and social media posts. Before finding herself a stay-at-home mom, Becky worked in event management and customer service so she loves the chance to interact with everyone, even if it's virtual! Born and raised in Wisconsin, Becky is currently living in North Carolina with her husband, young son and rescue pup, Augie. She taught herself to knit in high school, but took a refresher course when she moved to North Carolina that reignited her passion for the fiber arts. Knitting - and occasionally crochet! - combines her love of organization and need for creativity into a stress relieving and practical hobby. A few fast facts. Becky always has to have a pair of socks on the needles. She loves twisted rib, seed stitch and neutral colors. Her favorite projects are those that have a story and teach her something new. She is (still) working on Level 2 of the Master Hand Knitter program through The Knitting Guild Association, and considers herself a life-long learner who loves to share her knowledge and experience!

BRUNO
CHIEF HAPPINESS OFFICER

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Bruno found himself adopted into the Dhaliwal family and our shop family as well. His role is the most important one of all - Bruno greets friends new and old and provides joyful inspiration with just a wag of his tail.

Bruno found himself adopted into the Dhaliwal family and our shop family as well. His role is the most important one of all - Bruno greets friends new and old and provides joyful inspiration with just a wag of his tail.

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