Meet Ryan & Rachel!
We are the husband & wife team behind Bear Valley Fibres,
Originally started as a blog With Every Stitch, started by Rachel back in 2011 after the birth of their daughter, BVF has grown and changed a lot over the years. Rachel being a Metis artist, she finds peace and connection to her culture and community through her art, whether it is fibre, beadwork or painting, working with their hands and sharing her passion for creating is important to her.
Ryan, a Software Engineer by day, gamer and tinkerer by night, he is the brains behind our Circular Sock Machine design. His passion for creating innovative and easy to use tools is very important to him. His meticulous attention to detail means every CSM that we create has been inspected by him.
Married for 15 years, Ryan and Rachel's support for each others side projects has always been a fun adventure. Whether its renovating their camping trailer or creating a functional smart home, this adventure of creating something together has been a wonderful way to complement each others strengths.