Ex Libris is a Latin phrase often found on bookplates, and translates to “From the Library.” I hope that working Ex Libris Fibers yarns will bring you joy and remind you of your favorite stories - or help you to tell your own fiber stories.

I’m Rita (Marita if we’re being formal; pronounced Ma-REE-tuh), and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I started Ex Libris Fibers in my basement in Pittsburgh in 2018, and am so thrilled to continue dreaming up intriguing colorways for fellow book lovers.

My work as a librarian taught me that community and story sharing are two of the most effective ways to build empathy and impact change. It's my goal with Ex Libris Fibers to to connect people with new stories and build community around gorgeous, book-inspired colors.

As a neurodivergent person who has had the benefits of a system based around white privilege, I am committed to dismantling white supremacy and fostering inclusion in virtual and physical spaces. No racist, homophobic, misogynist, discriminatory comments or harassment will be tolerated on this site or other spaces.

By supporting this small business, you are also supporting small changes that lead to dismantling problematic systems. 1-3% of quarterly sales work towards organizations and funds that fuel social, environmental, and progressive change. I share more about this in the newsletter.