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, the mother of two terrific grown-up daughters, a fantastic son-in-law, and two curly-headed granddaughters.
Even as a young girl, I loved to figure out how to re-use old things. When I discovered the magic of felting wool sweaters, I was in heaven. The softness, drape and movement of the wool still surprises me, the intense colors sing to me, and every sweater comes with a story already behind it.
By day, I still dabble in occupational therapy, although I’m now officially retired. In the rest of my time, I play, design and sew with gorgeous wool sweaters as much as I can.