On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (01/12/15) my guest will be, Gryphon Corpus, co-owner of The Verdant Gryphon. Gryphon is originally from Austria, of Romanian family among whom all the women were knitters. Her education is in philosophy, but she talked her way into a job as a molecular biologist for a few years, before moving to rural Maryland to raise a child and dye yarn.
The Verdant Gryphon is an independent textile & dyeworks company, developing fine yarns, creating extraordinary color palettes, and designing unique knitwear.
They’ve been in operation more than 8 years, since Gryphon originally founded the company in 2006. They’re based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but retail only online on their website, through The Yarn Company in Manhattan, at trade shows, and at their once-a-year studio open house.
Gryphon has always been a friendly face in our industry and I have know her as a vendor at STITCHES Expos for several years. She’s amazingly talented and she’s a lot of fun. I can’t wait to share her with all of you.