The Foldout Cat is a multi-creative fiber business, run by Q (aka the Chief Feline) with the frequent and welcome assistance of partners Fiber J and Maker J. All three of us are fiber polyartists and teachers (Q's an estate-planning attorney on the side, because she's crazy like that). We make and sell one-of-a-kind art batts using our unique Batt Buffet, featuring Merino wool, Angelina, bamboo, silk, and more, and our beloved Strauch carders. We also weave in the SAORI tradition, spin on a whole herd of wheels, teach freespirited weaving and spinning, and sell our finished items, including handspun yarn and woven works, and simple needle-felting kits and other tools.
Our creative philosophy: We believe that everyone's an artist and that giving people access to fiber-arts tools, supplies, and concepts lets them prove it to themselves. We don't believe in the Fiber Police :-). No matter the fiber-artform - weaving (Q's first love), carding, spinning, dyeing, and others - our perspective remains constant: the only standard that matters is whether the creator enjoys what they're doing and likes the result. No two individuals create in the same way, and no one should feel obligated to do so. Everything we do, whether we're making one-of-a-kind items or teaching vital fibery skills, we do in the service of that free spirit.