Raised in the mountains of Southwest Virginia on the Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Sherry and Teri Necessary (later Corrigan and Turner) learned to love artisan crafts from an early age. Deep in the Appalachians near Carter Fold, where the Carter Family honed their mountain sound, the Necessary girls learned to crochet, knit and craft under the watchful eye of grandparents. Life happened and the girls left the mountains to explore other pursuits, Sherry became a nurse, then Nurse Practitioner, while chasing the dream of becoming a country singing superstar. Teri worked in the school system for 23 years and raised a family, however the old adage is true: You can take the girl out of the mountains, but you can’t take the mountains out of the girl. Life events eventually drew both girls back to tiny Big Stone Gap and the dream of starting their own business was born. Lonesome Pine Yarnworks pays homage to their beloved home in the mountains and strives to keep artisan fiber arts alive through teaching, spinning, weaving, knitting and crocheting, demonstrating and making socks on a vintage 1917 cast iron sock machine, and hand-dyeing yarn in small batches. Using local landmarks and God’s providence for inspiration, the sisters have grown their collection to 33 colorways….and counting!
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