Freesia Fibers is all about celebrating creativity and friendship. My goal is to design fun and unique patterns for knitters and to create beautiful, well-made handknit goods for non-knitters!
All of my knits are designed with a dear friend in mind. Each design uniquely represents the special human wearing it - it is meant to suit their lifestyle, their preferences, their personality, and basically be their "go-to" piece.
I decided to design my knitwear after my loved ones because I was feeling overwhelmed with the idea of just designing a "hat" or a "scarf" (more on that here). It is so much more fun & fulfilling to craft & knit each stitch when I can imagine the person cherishing this item for years to come.
Freesia Fibers stems from the Victorian language of flowers. In Victorian England, creating bouquets was an art and a form of communication itself. Each flower meant something specific, so if you received a bouquet from someone it was not only beautiful and special but it also contained a hidden message. In this cryptic language of flowers, the freesia flower means "lasting friendship". I thought this was the perfect flower to name my business after. It's also a very pretty and fragrant flower, so I like that too!
My name is Megan & I'm currently a senior at Loyola University Chicago studying Communication Studies. I'm passionate about knitting, design, color, my faith, traveling, being a Hufflepuff, and much more. I've been knitting since I was about 10 years old & it is remarkably rare that a day goes by that I don't at least knit a few rows. I do everything for this business - from designing the knitwear to the website, knitting up the patterns to designing booth displays. I love it & I hope that you do too! Enjoy!