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Janet Wagg

Like so many other young girls, I learned to knit, crochet and sew at my mother’s knee.  A favorite aunt was a keen needle worker, and so I learned embroidery from her and my grandmother passed on her millinery and rug hooking skills.

These skills, combined with a love of reading and gardening, kept me content and out of trouble for many happy years.  And then I saw a group of women spinning in public.  I was fascinated and must have sighed wistfully, because my husband presented me with a spinning wheel for Christmas. I was hooked!

This led to earning a Master Spinner designation in 2015 and to owning and operating a fibre processing mill.  In order to better understand the needs of the weaving clients who came to the mill, I took a beginning weaving course.  Once again, I was hooked!  I now have 4 looms and belong to several weaving study groups.

My latest love is Lacemaking.  After seeing a demonstration, I decided to take a beginning course in bobbin lace, and, as you may have guessed, once again I was hooked!