Appalachian Baby Design

Appalachian Baby Design creates designs for knitters, crocheters and weavers to hand make keepsake gifts for babies and their families.

Our Yarn

We use U.S. organic cotton yarn and U.S. wool yarn that is sourced from small farms and spun, twisted and dyed at family-owned mills; then work with a collective of fiber artists to develop designs that become heirlooms.

Artisan: Susan Ernst

Susan came to weaving after becoming a mother, drawn by the idea of a creative outlet to balance the demands of childcare.  That journey was not a straight line but one with many declarations of “Recalculating”.  

"My success is rooted in the education that I received from ABD, from design to production to bookkeeping to sales. I adopted the encouraging, sustainable, ethical business practices that were modeled by ABD that are a perfect fit for me.”

Learn more about Susan