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Meet the People who Make Sarafina Happen

Sara

What is your role at Sarafina:  Demand Creator

Favorite Sarafina Fiber/product:  Zullitool

Where were you born: Wilmington, DE

Zodiac sign (and if you care): Libra!  It defines me.

Salty or Sweet:  You know I am a Lover and a Fighter.

Wine or Beer:  Water

Coffee or Tea:  Both

If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create?  A Pegasus is my ideal animal.  I realize that is not super creative but the reason it already exists as an idea is because it rocks.

What was the dumbest injury you have experienced?  I still have a scar on my chest from an angry cat when I was 2.  The way I remember it, I was minding my own business, playing in my yard, when out of nowhere, the cat came at me.  I toddled up onto the porch to get the door and safety, when the cat charged me for no reason at all.  I could not open the door, since I was two, so I turned to face the beast and the cat leapt and drug it’s sharp claws down my neck and chest.  I am sure I was not bothering it, pulling its tail, or anything of that sort.

What isn’t real but you desperately wish it was?  Pegasus goes with my other answer.  Also, Food without calories.  I love to eat.

What’s something that you’ve never been able to do well but wish you could?  Speak Italian and play guitar.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?  Tickle at your own risk

Milo

What is your role at Sarafina:  Comedian and Watcher of Tasty Little Critters

Favorite Sarafina Fiber/product:  Whatever helps me nap.

Where were you born: In Sara's work space

Zodiac sign (and if you care): Not sure.  Which sign best describes someone who is handsome, hilarious, and humble?

Salty or Sweet:  If it drops on the floor I'll eat it.  If you walk away from your plate I'll eat it.

Wine or Beer:  Water

Coffee or Tea:  Either if I can sneak a sip.

What’s something that you’ve never been able to do well but wish you could?  Walk.  It requires legs.

If you could jump into a pool of something, what would it be?  That's a tough one.  Some kind of tasty meaty treat, like Slim Jim's.  I'd take a bunny puff pool, a vat of little chickies, so many possibilities.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?  Be careful if you watch any footage of my work.  You might die of laughter.

Would you rather be famous and have a scandal or two, or never be talked about in the media at all?  Scandal!  Bring it.  Any press is good press, as they say.  Fame is where I'm headed.  Stardom.  In fact, creating a scandal might be worth it to get some media attention.

Kyla

What is your role at Sarafina: Customer Service, Website Management, Video work and Milo

Favorite Sarafina Fiber/product: Off White Chunky Core or Moose Moss

Where were you born: Cleveland, OH

Zodiac sign and if you care: Leo and nope

Salty or Sweet: Yes. Together, ideally.

Wine or Beer: Wine as long as it is sugary sweet, never beer.  Blech.

Coffee or Tea: Tea, but I'd rather a glass of water.

What animal would be the most terrifying if it could speak? SPIDERS.  Ahhhhhhh!

Number of siblings: 3, I'm the baby out of the 4 of us-a fact that I didn't love as a kid but celebrate now that we are all over 40! HA!

Favorite cartoon growing up:  The Smurfs (my brothers still call me Smurfette on occasion)

What is something you hate, but you wished you loved?  Olives

What’s something that you’ve never been able to do well but wish you could? Play the piano.  I have two pianos in my house.  Perhaps I should learn!

How much would someone have to pay you to eat a live spider? A million dollars.  Maybe two million.

Jennifer

What is your role at Sarafina: Keeper of the Books, Master of Purchasing, Queen of Inventory

Favorite Sarafina Fiber/product: Honey almond Bunny Butter

Where were you born: Ft. Belvoir, VA

Zodiac sign (and if you care): Cancer

Salty or Sweet: Depends on the day

Wine or Beer: Dark Red Meritage or Malbec WINE

Coffee or Tea: Coffee – but with chocolate and carmel – so more of a latte

What animal would be the most terrifying if it could speak? Praying Mantis - but it's an insect. Still terrifying if it could speak.

Favorite cartoon growing up: Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors

What’s the best cheesy movie moment or line? Nobody puts Baby in a corner!

What is something you hate, but you wished you loved? Beer

What isn’t real but you desperately wish it was? Vampires

Talbot

What is your role at Sarafina: Phone Support, Mail Boxer, Graphic Designer, Wax Alchemist

Favorite Sarafina Fiber/product: Landscape Batts

Where were you born: Newark, DE

Zodiac sign (and if you care): Capricorny

Salty or Sweet: Salty

Wine or Beer: Beer

Coffee or Tea: Coffee

If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create? Dog and dog for the perfect animal, Dog.

Favorite cartoons growing up: The Tick, X-Men Animated Series, Dexter's Labratory, Rocko's Modern Life, Space Ghost Coast to Coast

What was the dumbest injury you have experienced? In 6th grade, breaking my ankle jumping down a flight of stairs carrying an armload of books and trumpet case.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say? Contents under sarcasm.

What is your most unusual talent? Dance Dance Revolution

Would you rather be the best player on a horrible team or the worst player on a great team?  Best player and elevate teammates up over time.

Marsha

What is your role at Sarafina: I help find and purchase sheep fleeces from amazing people around the US. On a daily basis I can be found with my gloves and goggles on washing fleeces over hot sinks and dyeing them when a little bit of color is needed.

Favorite Sarafina Fiber/Product:  Of course – dyed sheep curls!

Where were you born:  I was born, raised, and still live in Delaware

Zodiac sign (and if you care):  I am a Taurus – Earthy and Stubborn to the core.

Salty or Sweet:  Give me both!  Sweet and salty!

Wine or Beer:  Beer with the Salty

Coffee or Tea:  Coffee with the Sweet!

If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create? I have always wanted a Pegasus. So we will go with that. A horse with avian wings.

What is something you hate, but you wished you loved?  Cilantro. I used to like it, but after my first pregnancy, I can’t take it. Had to rip all of the plants out of my garden, because the smell of it made me want to hurl.

What do you think is the most unpleasant sounding word? Not really a word – but I hate the sound and feel of wet sloshy shoes/boots. If that noise was a word, I would hate it.

What isn’t real but you desperately wish it was? Something like a Time-Turner to get back a few hours which could be extra hours of sleep or creative time. Maybe I would find time to exercise then too.

What’s something that you’ve never been able to do well but wish you could?  Keep on a regular exercise schedule. I need something fun to keep me motivated. I would rather be creating than exercising.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?  Warning: Filter Unpredictable If Even Present.

Mary

What is your role at Sarafina : Getting as much as possible done.  Kit packaging, carding, on and on...

Favorite Sarafina Fiber/product: Kits

Where were you born: Tilton, Oakland, CA

Zodiac sign (and if you care): Cancer

Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Wine or Beer: Neither

Coffee or Tea: Coffee & Tea

If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create?  Horse and dog

What was the dumbest injury you have experienced?  Trying to get on Riley bareback and fell landing on my butt in the driveway.

What's something you've never been able to do well but wish you could?  Sing

If you could jump into a pool of something what would it be?  Chocolate

Nick

What is your role at Sarafina: Shipping/Anything Else I Can Do

Favorite Sarafina Fiber/product: Fiber Art Bundles/Fiber Art Locks

Where were you born: Tilton, New Hampshire

Zodiac sign (and if you care): Aries, and no

Salty or Sweet: Why not both?

Wine or Beer: Beer

Coffee or Tea: Coffee

What animal would be the most terrifying if it could speak?  Fish, any fish.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?  Beware Falling Objects

What is your most unusual talent?  Juggling, or Padiddling, or maybe balancing on things.

Sarah

What is your role at Sarafina:  Carder, Bundler, Packer

Favorite Sarafina Fiber/product:  DeVine Locks

Where were you born:  Christina, DE

Salty or Sweet:  Sweet

Wine or Beer:  Jack

Coffee or Tea:  Iced Tea

What animal would be the most terrifying if it could speak?  My pony, Patches

Number of siblings:  2

Favorite cartoon growing up:  Scooby-Doo

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?  Contains sass.

If everything in your house had to be one color what color would you choose?  Blue

Jenny

What is your role at Sarafina: As the newest staffer – I touch all the wool. LOL. I weigh bundles, package sample kits and other materials. Next up I will learn to card! 

Favorite Sarafina Fiber/product: Fiber Art Bundles. I love to experiment with wet felting – so those palettes are so gorgeous!

Where were you born: Oddly enough – close by in Elkton MD

Zodiac sign (and if you care): Virgo. And I love to organize!

Salty or Sweet: Can't I have both?

Wine or Beer: Wine.

Coffee or Tea: Is this a trick question? COFFEE

If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create?  A fruit bat and a small monkey. Imagine a cute furry winged pet that sits on your shoulder. Then if I could get some ruby slippers I would be all set.

Favorite cartoon growing up: Looney Tunes.

What was the dumbest injury you have experienced? Slicing a chunk of skin off my finger tip the night before one of my biggest shows of the year. On a can of dog food. Trip to urgent care, compression bandage, and having to explain it over and over again. 

What isn’t real but you desperately wish it was? Hogwarts.

If everything in your house had to be one color what color would you choose? Turquoise/teal

Customer Testimonials


As a returning customer, I must express how unique Sarafina is. The generosity in teaching us, superb customer service and high quality fiber and supplies are a few reasons I shop Sarafina. Those are all expected qualities you want from businesses. The bonus factors are your wonderful personalities that are so much fun and genuine, keeping us in tune with what’s going on in Sarafina with Facebook Live streaming, the generosity in the FFF incentives, and the family atmosphere that has grown among all the Facebook group members that are so encouraging and sharing tips is why I LOVE SHOPPING SARAFINA!

A big hug and thank you to everyone at Sarafina. -Maria

Tonight I started my 2D bunny. My kit had arrived, I watched the videos all the way through first, which honestly I've never done. I usually watch and do my own interpretation all at the same time. Sara makes it look so easy and effortless. I thought ok I'm going to do this on my own without following along. I'm an experienced felter, right? NOT!! Made it two minutes, which means I basically could make the outline of the bunny without help. Wow such talent I have! Lol. So I got the background and the bunny body done and decided to wait til tomorrow night for the rest. Right now I need a drink and some perspective. So I brought it with me to get a drink and guess what? When you are more than 18 inches away from your work and have had an Irish mule to calm your nerves, things look better than you might think! Not sure if the drink or the distance gave me more perspective but it did make one thing very clear....Sara you are an amazing talent! Thank you so much for Sharing and teaching us (ok me) that art is more than the final product or piece. It's about the journey, the humor (thanks Milo), the sense of peace we feel when doing what we love, but most of all its the camaraderie we feel when felting along. Seeing everyone do similar things while following along and then sharing them makes us feel connected. We all struggled along together. Felting for most of us is solitary, except when you are there with us with your talent, tips, and tricks on your videos.
Thank you to the whole Sarafina Team. And to you Sara, Bravo! -- Kelly G.

I'm fortunate to live close enough to frequent Sara's shop. The genuine thoughtfulness and integrity of her leadership have not gone unnoticed by me. I'm no business woman, but i think there is a lovely and intelligent spirit about her shop that could be a model for any business large or small. I'm impressed by the thought she puts into her business decisions and their environmental as well as human impact. Wish more business owners would do the same but as consumers there are things we can do as well. Having said all that, I learn so much by the posts and comments of each of you. You have encouraged and shared generously. Thank you! -Chris


"Rode in the rain today and saved myself $10 on riding at the indoor so that pays shipping! Having way too much fun..." - Deborah on her thriftiness so she could buy another kit.

"I've looked everywhere and you are the only one with wonderful easy to follow needle felting instructions." - Pam

Sara, I love the fox. He is sitting regally on my mantle watching over everyone. And the ability to change his position into sitting, sleeping, running, etc...is really cool. Thank you for a wonderful piece. – Hellen

STUNNING!!!! SELLER IS VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY TOP NOTCH ARTIST!!!!! A++++++++++ - Michelle

My favorite wool supplier!!! Wonderful service! - Angie

Custom carded batts by Sara are simply always spot on! - Yvonne

I watched the ZulliTool video and knew I had to have it. Solved a lot of problems with just one tool. - Kerry

I use Ewe Smooth to create some tack on my fingers when working with wool. Doesn't leave them greasy. - Kerry

About our Chunky Core Wool: This wool is the perfect texture for core work - love it! - Kaaren

As always beautiful fiber, good communication and quick service. - Bonita

I love everything about the wools I received! My dream goal now is to try everything in the store!! I found amazing wools and great, caring, helping, smart people in this store. It's like no other I will keep coming back to this store. I would highly recommend, it's so worth it! I could go on and on! I'm very excited and happy I found them!! I was stuck on what to get for wool for my favorite new hobby and this is the best wool I've used and touched! What a difference! You guys are amazing! Keep up the great work!! Sorry for the long review I'm just super happy and excited!! - Alana

Perfect and fast shipping! Very excited! Beautiful colors and amazing wool!! Will be back!

LOVED this fox kit. The materials were beautiful and abundant. The video tutorial was clear and precise. My 12-year-old received the kit for Christmas from her older sisters and we made it together. We are both thrilled with the results and she plays with it daily. Thank you. A good value. A beautiful project.

Everything I buy from Sarafina felts fabulously! - Bonnie

This was my first attempt at building an armatured animal. The tutorials are excellent and there was ample wool in the pack to redo some of the areas I was unhappy with. Have just started my second mouse at it is going very well. The service and product value from this vendor is unsurpassed. - Cindy

Gorgeous wool. Very pleased with packaging and service. Will definitely order again. - Fiona

About our Stabbit Wabbit Felting Surface: What an amazing invention! I hated using foam...this is ideal! So wonderful, a must have! - Hope

Thank you so much for another wonderful puff bunny! What a delightful treasure and so beautifully made. Your work is outstanding and will bring smiles for many years. - Debbie

Sara is not only a great artist, but a great person as well. She is always willing to answer any questions I may toss her way. Her animals are so cute...they are like potato chips...you can't have just one! - Monica