Hi! I’m Joan Olson, the owner and designer of The Green Sheep. I grew up in southern California, the daughter of two transplanted Midwesterners who taught me to waste not, and I am now a Midwesterner myself. I am the wife of the terrific guy who serenaded me by guitar under my college dorm window when I was 17, and the mother of two delightful and grown-up daughters and one fantastic son-in-law.
Ever since I was a girl, I found great satisfaction in re-using old things. It’s the same with these wool sweaters. I give them a fresh, clean start and a whole new purpose as I transform them into a blanket (or maybe something else — but blankets are my favorite!).
By day, I’m an occupational therapist. In the rest of my time, I design and play and sew with gorgeous upcycled wool sweaters as much as I can.