About Me

Hi there! My name is Natasha Sills, and I am the indie dyer behind Gritty Knits.

I learned to knit from the book Stitch ‘n’ Bitch by Debbie Stoller in 2004, and I was obsessed right from the start. I wanted to learn every new technique, try every yarn, make every pattern. It wasn’t long before I was crocheting, designing, spinning, and dyeing too.

About me personally: I live in Houston with my husband, 4 cats, and 1 dog. (Don’t worry; they’re locked out of the yarn room.) In addition to fiber arts, I love photography, sewing/quilting, and I'm an avid reader.


Here is a list of the places, events, and publications you might know me from: 

Ravelry - my library of pattern designs

Houston Fiber Fest - I am a founding board member and vendor.

DFW Fiber Fest - I have been a vendor there since 2012.

Ply Away - I have attended several times as a student. 2022 was my first year as a vendor.

Ply Magazine

Spinzilla - 2017 Rogue Champion; I spun 56,342 yards of yarn in 7 days

Other fiber festivals - I have vended at Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta, Fiber Christmas in July, and Kid 'n' Ewe in the past.

Stitch ‘n’ Bitch

  • Son of Stitch & Bitch – pattern: scarf roll ups
  • Stitch & Bitch Page-a-Day Calendar 2007 – pattern: Woolie the Ewe

The Woolie Ewe yarn shop in Plano, TX - I worked there many years ago


Where to find me online:





Organizations I have supported with Gritty Knits profits:

Planned Parenthood

Houston Food Bank

Tegan & Sara Foundation

The Montrose Center

The Trevor Project

GLAD - GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Queer Health Access

Trans Lifeline

KIND - Kids in Need of Defense

Border Angels

Texas Civil Rights Project



Contact me:

Feel free to email me at natasha@grittyknits.com if you have any questions.