I’ve always enjoyed art and creating things. I’ve tried many things: jewelry-making, polyclay, scrapbooking, painting, calligraphy, photography, beading, and of course, knitting, crochet, weaving, and spinning. There are still several things that I would love to try, like book-making.
My love of yarn originated with my grandmother. She taught me to crochet when I was very young, then taught me to knit some time after that. I thought it would be fun to crochet or knit with yarn that I made from scratch. I searched the web for handspun yarn and the images I found blew me away. I expected plain yarn that was one or two colors but nothing fancy. Instead, I found all types of art yarn. It was fabulous.
I wasn’t sure spinning would click with me so I bought a cheap spindle just to test it out. I immediately loved it so then I was off to find my first spinning wheel. I finally decided on a Babe’s Fiber Garden production wheel that I named Wheeliam (like William). I still use him for plying and bulkier spinning. Next I purchased a Kromski Interlude. I named her Agatha. I also have an ever-growing collection of spindles, one of which, a mini Turkish spindle, I always keep in my bag.