Friday, February 22, 2008

Chloe is in the paper today...

"Chloe, 29, promotes the hipper appeal of knitting just by showing up at Purlescence Yarns, the Sunnyvale store she opened in 2006 with two partners. Sporting a mohawk hairstyle and tattoos, Chloe describes herself as "the antithesis of the perceived image" of a knitter.

As a shop owner who's passionate about craftsmanship and fiber arts, she senses immediate acceptance by like-minded knitters and crocheters. That includes a steady stream of customers, said Chloe, from nearby companies including Yahoo, Google and Lockheed.

"Women who normally cross the street when they see me will come in to the store knowing I'm not here to hurt them," she said with a laugh."

5 comments:

David Blume said...

Awesome!

pilgrimchick said...

Very cool. Good for her--really, for being the essence of breaking down a stereotype that would have negative consequences for her, but that she did not create herself.

Audra said...

Fuck, you guys are HOT!!!

Audra said...

Where are you in this picture???

I mean, I know you are the guys in front, not the booze swilling she/he goats in the background...but where was this picture taken?

Eddie said...

@ the Martini Bar in El Dorado, Chloe's surprise birthday ski trip. There were other group of people taking our pic.