sandiyoung
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sandi Young graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York with a degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication.
She has been a fiber artist for over 40 years. Her work has been accepted by the American Crafts Council, and her sweaters and handspun yarns are available in several California yarn shops.
For the last 20 years Sandi and her husband have owned Buckeye Farm in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, raising champion Angora goats, Maremma Guardian dogs and rare Spanish Colonial horses.
Sandi uses the mohair her goats produce as well as other natural fibers for handspun,hand dyed, hand knitted wearable art. Her work is inspired by the colors, forms and textures found in her surroundings, and by the twisted sense of humor of her beloved goats.
"I find inspiration in the colors and textures all around me. From the contrast of mosses on stone, to the warm aged tones of an antique Indonesian weaving, to the gentle green ruffles of sea kelp.I especially love that I can be involved in the creative process from the very beginning- raising the goats, shearing, dyeing and spinning the fiber, to creating the finished garment."