homepageroad Welcome to Back Road Textiles, my home studio in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont.

Inspired by nature’s palette, I design and hand-knit shawls and seamless sweaters for all ages.

Since I came to knitting through my love of the magical process of coloring wool with plant dyes, I feature these lovely shades whenever possible. But I also work with soft, warm, many-hued acrylics now available, for those who are allergic to wool or the hand-washing it requires.

Though I always start with color harmony, most of my sweaters are intended for everyday practical use. My shawls range from large very warm ones to wispy, more inspirational shrugs.

For you clothesline laundry-dryers, I make a line of clothespin bags from my rich stash of fabrics and buttons. Pop these colorful bags onto a regular wire hanger and keep line spacers out of your way in the handy pockets.  Or make your own bag from my tested pattern, available in both paper and PDF.

Clicking on the photo of any item in a section will bring you directly to my Etsy shop, where you can order or browse the rest of my online store.

I also welcome custom orders. If you see something you like, but not the size you need, please notify me through my Etsy shop. Under my photo on my shop page, click “Contact”, or if you have a question about a particular item, click “Ask a question” on that item’s page. Or contact me directly by email or phone by clicking the “Contact” tab on this website.

~ Francette Cerulli