Margaret Rye is a second generation Alaskan and owner of Qiveut Designs. She designs qiviut items with a practical eye while keeping heirloom quality in mind. Margaret studied for nineteen years, with local award winning fiber artist Colleen White, to acquire the necessary skills to produce fine works of art made from the warm, soft under wool of the Artic Musk Ox.
In the quiet Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Margaret lives with her family. 50 miles north of Anchorage at her in-home studio she weaves, knits, and dyes custom qiviut garments. Each item is made in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley by Margaret , her family, and a talented group of fiber friends.
Our qiviut fiber is hand gathered from wild and domesticated Musk Ox. The dyed yarns are made in small batches by artist and owner Margaret Rye. Yarns are often wound by the youngest members of our team who are six and eight years old.
During the summer months we can be found at the Downtown Saturday Market and Festival, located across from the Hilton Hotel, 3rd and E Street in Anchorage Alaska. Look for the “Made In Alaska” tent or ask one of the friendly market staff to point you in that direction.