I graduated from Philadelphia University, but in 91 it was called Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. I worked as a sales representative, selling yarn in New York City after graduation. I sold mostly industrial yarns to textile manufacturers. I worked with the big designers like, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren and Elie Tahari (just to drop some names). I also sold to mills who weave upholstery, curtains, carpeting and car seat fabric etc. And last but DEFINITELY not least, to the Hand Knitting wholesalers – that is how I met Dick Power and Terry Phillips (both wonderful guys with loads of experience in this market). I hope that my many years of experience in the yarn industry have given me the intuition to choose some real exciting yarn for you!!!
On a personal level – I am a full time working mother of twins, Brooke and Chase. It gets hairy and scary – But I do the best job of juggling that I can. I have a very supportive husband, Bruce. I also have 2 lovely step daughters, Brittany and Ashleigh. A blended family means lots of LOVE! Oh and let’s not forget my furry family, Sir Coco Puff and Miss Cuddle Puff, they are both Ragdolls (that is the breed).
Christine Welsh Forester
Plymouth Yarn Company