Abundant Earth Fiber is a small textile mill on Whidbey Island owned and operated by me, Lydia Christiansen. My insatiable wonder for textile production has led me to becoming a self-taught fiber processor, designer, and artist. I design and spin yarn from local wool at my mill, and I write about my work on my Fiber Love blog. When I’m not doing either of those, you’ll likely find me hand spinning, stitching, or weaving.
My work in textiles is an expression of devotion to source, process, and the interconnectedness of all things. At the heart of my work is the belief that the earth gives abundantly for us to thrive.
I choose domestic, non-superwash wool for all my yarn, some of which is raised near my home in the Pacific Northwest. I rely heavily on natural, un-dyed fiber colors, and when possible, natural dyes. I operate industrial textile equipment in a workshop setting to scour, card, and spin my yarn.
We live in a world predominantly unaware of the true cost to humanity for inexpensive textiles. I am broken-hearted, inspired, and committed to projects that move us towards healing for the greater good.