The Who and the What
Hi, I'm Grace Spath. I live with my husband and 3 kids on an agave nursery in Southern California. If the spines outside don't get you, the needles inside will! That's how Needles and Spines originated. It's a combination of all that is me. It's also a play on words for my love of all that is nature-from the desert spines to the forest pine needles.
I create and I make because my soul yearns to do so. I need it almost as much as I need air to breathe. I have been sewing since middle school- about 20 years. In 9th grade a girl in class remarked I would grow up to be a fashion designer and I gave her the stink eye as I was then quite an indie punk kid. In 10th grade I started selling crocheted hats at a local coffee shop, and though the products may have changed, I never stopped creating, making, and selling. I attended Memphis College of Art on scholarship and then studied fashion at Palomar College. About 6 years ago I dived into natural dyes and fell in love with spontaneity of color it gave. in 2018 we moved to our 7+ acre homestead in North County San Diego, where all my loves of creating and natural living combined.