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Feature Friday: Threads of Grace

This Friday, I am going to turn the spotlight to a local maker, Kim Smith. Kim started Threads of Grace after retiring from her career with the utility board. She shared that when she was contemplating how to begin this new business and struggling to come up with a name for it, she was reminded of the grace of God that she has seen woven throughout her

life, and thus "Threads of Grace" was born.

Kim is a Roane County native and has lived here most of her life. She grew up in Kingston and later moved to Harriman, where she and her high-school sweetheart raised their two children. In addition to her two children, she is now a proud "Mimi" to four wonderful grandchildren!

Like many crafters, Kim learned to crochet when she was little, taught by a family friend. She has been crocheting on and off ever since. After retiring this year, she decided to turn her craft passion into a business!

Kim's work is contemporary and cozy, all at the same time! Whether your style is minimal or farmhouse, she has created a collection that will easily fit in with any decor! For the holidays, she has been working on handmade wreath and stocking ornaments. I love her choice of colors and textures!

Kim will be bringing her crochet works into the store this weekend (Dec. 3) as part of our Holiday Open House. If you are in town, please be sure to stop by the shop between 11am - 1pm on Saturday and support this wonderful local maker!

If you are not in the area, or already have plans for the weekend, you can shop Threads of Grace on Etsy! We will also be keeping some of her goodies at the shop as well!

Kim says, she is looking forward to "this chapter of my life and hopefully bringing joy to others through my craft." All we can say is "Amen!"

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