Here at Premier®, we love engaging with our makers to see their creations, learn more about who they are, and what inspires them. Our Maker Spotlight series highlights our makers and their passion for yarn.
We recently met up with Sloane from SloaneMade. She is an 11 year old maker who creates marvelous and unique hats. She is incredibly talented and we are excited to have her as our first Maker Spotlight feature.
Q: Tell us about yourself and your business, SloaneMade.
A: I am Sloane and I am 11 years old. In 2016, I founded my own company, SloaneMade, to sell my handmade knit hats and accessories. Since then, I have sold over 750 hats through my pop-up shops, retail locations and website.
Q: How did you get interested in knit/crochet? How did you learn?
A: I started sewing and crocheting when I was four with my grandma Nana. More recently, I learned how to knit from my other grandma Gigi. With a little inspiration from a day camp, my obsession for knitting began and SloaneMade was born.
Q: Who/what inspires you?
A: My Aunt Amy inspires me because of how much she has supported and encouraged me to dream big and work hard to accomplish anything. She bought me my first ball of yarn that I made my first item with.
Q: What would you like to be when you are older?
A: When I grow up I would like to be an engineer because I would get to be creative and also use skills in math.
Q: What other hobbies do you enjoy?
A: In addition to knitting, I play lacrosse and I am a competitive Irish dancer.
Q: What’s your favorite yarn project to make?
A: I like to knit tiny baby hats the most because they are quick, easy and adorable. But, The Unicorn is my signature hat for SloaneMade.
Q: Where is your favorite place to knit?
A: My favorite place to knit is on the couch while I’m watching TV.
Q: Any tips for other kids who want to learn?
A: If you would like to learn to knit, I suggest asking an older relative to teach you. I bet someone in your family is an expert. Once you know the basics, there are tons of cool ideas on Pinterest and YouTube. Knitting is a fun activity that you can then teach all of your friends.
If you would like to see more of Sloane's creations or place an order for one of her hats and accessories, visit her website at http://www.sloanemade.com.