a chat with Sabrina Famellos of Anzula

I managed to catch a few moments with Sabrina Famellos, the owner of Anzula. It’s no secret that I love their yarns. It’s been an honour and privilege to work with all their yarns for the Meet the Yarn posts. I hope this quick interview will help you learn a little about the remarkable woman who created Anzula.

little acorn:
Your colours are beautiful. The subtle depth and power continue to blow me away. What led you to choose this direction for your colourways?
sabrina (anzula):
When I decided to go from mostly retail sales to wholesale sales I wanted to create colors that would be the foundation for creating beautiful stitch work. I started with about 40 colors of semi-solid colorways and introduced them at the January show for TNNA [the industry trade show] in 2010. We now have over 130 colorways and I love where they have taken us.

Anzula yarns

little acorn:
What do you wish customers would do when they first step through the door at a trunk show?
sabrina (anzula):
I love it when customers ask me to help them pair colors for their projects. I would totally be okay if they didn’t ask me if I was tired.

Anzula yarns

little acorn:
When not making, you can be found…
sabrina (anzula):
Outside or at a yoga studio. Before a show, I’ll often get a coffee and find a park to wander through. Although I can’t say I’m not making. I always have my knitting with me.
little acorn:
You are on the road many weeks of the year. How does that inspire your creativity?
sabrina (anzula):
I get so much inspiration from traveling, I love the colors and textures you see from the road.

Anzula yarns

little acorn:
I ask everyone: Kitten or puppy snuggles?
sabrina (anzula):
I have to choose?!?I love both, but if I have to choose it would be kittens. I grew up with cats and a dog. Our dog adopted us when we lived in the foothills above Fresno and we adopted all of our cats as kittens that stumbled across our path. My first was Sassy, short for Sassafras, and we found each other when I was in junior high school. My heart broke when we moved my second year of high school and she ran away. I’ve had my cat, Miriam, for 16 years. She is the second cat that I personally adopted. She owns a piece of my heart.
little acorn:
Thank you so much for taking time from your day to chat with me!

You can find more about Anzula on their website, www.anzula.com, drool over all their beautiful colours, and follow them on social media — I’m partial to their instagram account. Also keep an eye to their events page to learn when Sabrina will be bringing a trunk show to a yarn store near you.

All photos in this post by Anzula.

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