Our Story

Hi there! I’m Sarah, founder of Zollie, and our sister brand Gist Yarn. In 2022, I was desperate for a creative outlet and looking to reclaim some time for myself in the midst of a challenging postpartum recovery. I started to explore stitching and crochet in small bursts between caring for my children. The experience of learning something new with my hands was both grounding and empowering during that transitional period. 

At the same time, I was watching my older daughter become entranced with learning origami through YouTube videos. It brought me right back to my friend’s grandmother teaching me how to knit when I was seven, and the lifelong love for yarn and fiber crafts that followed. When you realize you can learn to make something you love with your own two hands, so many new things feel possible.