The awesome people that work here are at the heart of a local community that extends much farther than the shop walls.


This is Mana our newest Shabby Motley crew member. You may see Mana out front or you might not. She’s mostly in the kitchen with Ray and Tyler making ALL of the delicious food you’ve been eating. She also is a freeform crocheter who loves Malabrigo yarn Rasta. She also loves kittens, laughing, long rides with […]


Tyler is an amazing cook. He came to Shabby Motley with an impressive resume; he’s worked in luxury restaurants, food trucks, cafes, and he’s owned his own restaurant. He has over 15 years in the Food industry; we feel, we’ve won the food cooking lottery, having him cook in our kitchen for you. We love […]


Alexis was taught how to knit, crochet, cross-stitch and embroider by her Mom. When Alexis isn’t helping you with yarn she is teaching Biology (she’s smart), and running. Alexis loves ugly sweater parties/get togethers, flying squirrels, tea, hot chocolate and chocolate chip muffins. Alexis is well traveled and has been everywhere from Korea to Ireland. […]


Ray is the Cafe Manager and Shabby Motley resident Baker. Ray is not only a food artist but a visual artist, he brings his creative skills to everything he touches. Ray has over 10 years in the restaurant industry and hails from Manitoulin Island. Ray has worked in kitchens from New York City to Arizona, […]


Zenith is the Shop Manager and it’s a good thing she has a degree in Fine Arts and diploma in Visual Arts so she can answer all of your creative & fiber related questions. She has been knitting, crocheting, beading, and embroidery since she was a wee babe. Zenith is a big fan of Chicken […]

Ashleigh Sauve

You’re looking at the owner and brains of the Shabby Motley operation, Ashleigh Sauve. Ashleigh is a mom of two – Angus (3yrs) and Oswin (1yr) -perhaps you’ve seen them “reorganizing” the yarn shelves? She has over 7 years experience in the Not For Profit and Community Development sector. She was a founding member of Fair Trade […]


Megan first moved to the Sault area right around the time Shabby Motley first opened its doors; she found a home here immediately. Megan loves Friday Night Knitting Club, brownies, mochaccinos, Rowan yarn, shawls, hand dyed yarn and puggles. She knits, crochet, weaves, dyes fiber and spins yarn. When she’s not at Shabby Motley, Megan […]


Cesilee is Shabby Motley’s vendor booth hostess at the Mill Market. She will regale you with her friendly conversation, huge smile and, as an extra added bonus, she wants to talk to your about knitting and crochet (she’s presently knitting two socks on one circular needle). Cesilee LOVES Rays brownies, Noro Yarns, her Mom, St. Joseph […]