Rita Petteys, Chair
Rita is the owner of Yarn Hollow, a small hand-dyed yarn, fiber, and fabric company in Grandville, MI. Yarn Hollow has been in operation since 2005 and had grown from a micro-business to one which sells hand-dyed fiber and yarn to needlearts shops throughout North America. Yarn Hollow specializes in dyeing a wide range of colors, from pastel to intense, from bright to neutral. Her company takes pride in creating high-quality products using a wide variety of materials, including locally and US-sourced fibers for handspinners, knitters, and weavers. In addition to supplying yarn and fiber stores with colorful threads, she also teaches at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and at other events, guilds, and shops in the Midwestern U.S. She is a wholesale member of TNNA and SWG.
Prior to opening Yarn Hollow, Rita worked on the Information Technology and Operations side of a large advertising agency, with one of the Big Three Automotive companies as a client. She has also worked in publishing and newspaper distribution.
Rita’s personal interests beyond all things fiber arts are traveling, camping, reading, and spending time with her husband and children.