The beautiful machine that is One Lupine runs on a small but diverse collective. Our vastly different backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets inspire creativity and motivation in all areas of the business.
I founded One Lupine Fiber Arts in 2002. My business began and has grown from my deep love of wool and natural fibers. I have a rich background in knitting, spinning, felting and textile design. My business encompasses the wholesale arm of One Lupine (operating since 2003) as well as a retail store focusing on fine craft, art and apparel made in the USA and Canada. I also own and operate a yarn and fiber store dedicated to promoting Maine based yarns and fibers. This includes our line of house yarns and spinning fibers and my own handspun yarn. Our yarns and fibers are sold through our brick and mortar store, this website and through our monthly yarn and fiber mail order club.
My business ethic is to promote and support American made work, local economies and endangered craft/skill sets. One Lupine works with over 200 vendors, farmers, growers and artists to create a community of creative making in New England. We host classes, workshops, art walks and more in our studio/store in Bangor, ME.
And yes, I am a herder of chickens...
In addition to having advanced degrees in art therapy and counseling, Joy Moody has been a lifelong artist with eclectic interests and work in a variety of mediums. Born and raised in rural New York, she was strongly influenced by her German grandmother and great-grandmother, both accomplished needle women, who taught her knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, & sewing. She is also an expert in gems and minerals, and has her own line of jewelry. “Working with the gems & metals of the earth, and working with plant and animal fibers put me in contact with the things I value most: A connection with nature, connection with spirit, and the deep well of innate urges to create.” Now, a year round knitter, Joy has learned spinning from Jodi and happily spins on her family’s Revolutionary-era spinning wheel. She can also be seen teaching classes at One Lupine when she’s not taking care of things in the yarn shop. She was a chicken herder in a past life.
Elisha is a designer with a sketchbook that has way more ideas in it than she could ever publish. While she mainly focuses on knitting designs, her crafting attention disorder results in the occasional published crochet pattern as well. She can normally be found knitting or spinning something, but has also been caught crocheting, felting, sewing, dyeing and binge watching Netflix. She works as a chemical engineer to support her yarn and fiber habit and lives with her fiber-tolerant family in Old Town. She desperately wants to be a herder of chickens, but sadly, a city ordinance prevents her from embarking on this endeavor.