Gude Erth Knitwear and yarns
Nancy Simmerman is the heart and core of this Lummi Island Knit Shop.
"In 1991, after more than 30 years in Alaska working as a professional outdoor photographer, I retired to this peaceful island to pursue my passion for spinning, knitting and gardening. I grow fruits and vegetables and live gently on 5 acres in a straw-bale house."
Nancy's sweaters, vests, hats, shawls, scarves are her original island-inspired designs.
Carefully and individually hand crafted, Nancy's knitwear will provide years of warmth with unique style.
Many of her garments feature hand-spun Lummi Island wool and hand-dyed yarns. All are washable.
Nancy's "Beach-Stone Bonnets" are filled with the colors and textures of the beaches on our island. A small rock collected for the purpose of whimsy is truly a piece of the island.
Nancy makes Locker-hooked rugs that reflect the environment we live in - Northeasters that slam the island making the sea a deep green-blue, starfish resting in tide pools until the waves return, the rich colors and textures of the forests and meadows of our home - Lummi Island is knit or hooked into each and every piece.
Nancy also sells hand-dyed yarn. She has a unique method using ink-jet printer ink. Amazing and varied colors result.