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!