House of A La Mode began as an indie artist owned online yarn company that has grown into a full-service yarn shop.
Heather was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area. Prior to being a hand-dyer, Heather's first foray into the world of crafts was sewing, which was an easy choice for relaxation while raising a child with autism. She's published a book, Pillow Pop, and continues to dye fabric and create beautiful pieces. In early 2015, her craft world expanded when she began dyeing yarn in her home studio. Her unique eye for color has made HoALM yarns an indie staple for over half a decade.
Heather and Beth met in 2014 at a now shuttered LYS in SE Portland where Beth was working (the first shop that featured House of A La Mode). They became fast yarny friends and have worked together at HoALM since 2017. Beth should write a bio but has not. Sorry guys.
Marisa is an intermediate knitter and crocheter, and an expert bad-joke teller. She is the point of contact for our sample contributors and Indie Initiative trunk shows, and can occasionally be spotted dreaming up new projects with our guests on the shop floor. Her favorite knitting stitch is brioche and she can’t get enough of good granny squares. Marisa has knit over 100 unicorns to support local non-profits. She loves recommending good restaurants and things to do in the Portland area, so be sure to hit her up for recommendations if you see her on our shop floor. Her favorite thing about the fiber community is that we come together to learn new things, and she is always eager to learn what you’re up to!
House of A La Mode has expanded into a brand concept store located in Historic Downtown Gresham. You will of course find our house brand of HoALM as well as a carefully curated selection of products from other amazing companies like Brooklyn Tweed, ChiaoGoo, Sandnes Garn, Lykke, DARUMA, Noro, Woolfolk, Berroco, and more. House of A La Mode is a welcoming and inclusive space for all levels of yarn crafts.
Beth, Office/Studio/Everything Assistant
Marisa, Captain Coordinator/Sample Summoner
Sara, Shop Assistant