Meet The Maker
Hi there, I'm Rachel Sullivan and I'm a fiber artist living on a small scale farm in Avalanche Acres, Alaska near Moose Pass. I grew up on Fox Island, Washington and also studied and worked as a river guide in Colorado. I came to Alaska to guide scenic rafts on the Kenai and fell in love. I started making hats in 2008 during my first Alaskan summer and have been creating them ever since.
I have enjoyed working from home and fitting this artwork into my life while raising 3 kids with my husband, Adam. I received my first angora rabbit, Uno as a gift from my husband and now our angora herd has grown to 13 loveable fuzz balls of fiber. Their hair is 8 times warmer than wool and it feels like magic to spin into yarn.
Not all of our hats have their fiber but if they do, a card will be attached with their photo. We harvest their hair a few times per year and they love being brushed.
Alaska is my muse and I'm inspired by the vast scenery and small surprises of nature. I also find inspiration in poetry, literature and lyrics. It is an honor to create bright and happy coziness to accompany the dark and frigid Alaskan winter. I hope you find something that you will love for many winters!