From Activist to Yarn-Shop Owner to Sheep Farmer: A Profile of Anna Hunter

by | Dec 16, 2020 | Business & Industry, Profiles

It’s a common truth that many of us end up doing things that we neither planned nor expected to do. Though there’s one aspect of Anna Hunter’s life that she had been working towards – living on a farm – she absolutely didn’t expect to ever run a wool mill.

Anna and I chatted recently, me in my tiny little house in downtown Toronto, Anna on her farm in rural Manitoba, and she told me her story.

Kate Atherley
Kate Atherley

Kate Atherley (she/her) is a co-founder, editor and publisher at Digits & Threads and Nine Ten Publications. She has worked in the crafts industry in one way or another since 2002 as a designer, editor, writer, and instructor. She’s authored eight books about knitting, from a next-steps guide for newbie knitters to the industry’s only guide to professional knitting pattern writing. Kate lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband.