I'm Tracey, she/they, and I'm the chaotic founder of What Mustard Made, est. Nov 2017. I began with 'side hustling' stitch markers, and I’ve been dyeing yarn since May 2018 🥳 I quit my office job of fifteen years in March 2021, and What Mustard Made is now my full time business.
I honestly can't imagine doing anything else now. Small batch (mostly neon) hand dyed yarn is my passion. I recently started designing cross stitch patterns too (some with my hand dyed embroidery yarn!), finally realising the dream I've had to do it for about twenty years 🥰
About me: I am intolerant of intolerance, pro-abortion, and am fully LGBTQIA+ welcoming (and championing), and am part of the community myself, being asexual omniromantic.
I was diagnosed with combined type ADHD at 40 in 2022 - you'd think that in the nearly 40 years I'd been alive that it took me to realise something wasn't quite right, that I'd have 'noticed' it... NOPE! It took working for myself full time for me to gradually start to fall apart, and for pennies to start dropping here there and everywhere until I realised... this is ADHD. I had apparently been masking hard my whole life up until now, living on super hard mode without realising that not everyone lives life on super hard mode 😅 I now live life with the difficult setting turned down a bit thanks to medication; it doesn't 'fix' everything, but it really helps 🙌 Thanks, science!
I also live with chronic vestibular migraines, the condition appeared out of nowhere in 2015 and has never gone away, so you will never find me at yarn festivals - not a good environment for my brain! 🤯
I love oversized jumpers, COLOUR, **neon**, punk and rock music in most iterations, and retrowave is deep inside my soul. I am impulsive, and frequently shave my hair off on a whim. I adore kawaii, CATS, swearing, and my silver hair (occasionally dyed blue). Yarn is everything 🐑 As is colour 🌈 I crochet, and cross stitch.
I'm a chatty introvert, working at home suits me down to the ground as I can't cope with too much 'out there' 🥰
Everything I do on here is for you beans. I want to make awesome yarn related products so you can live your best craft lives 🤘