I became interested in spinning and natural dyeing in the late 70’s so joined the Peace Arch Spinners and Weavers Guild. I experimented with weaving briefly. I’ve held onto my first spinning wheel, an Indian head which I plan to play with again to obtain some thicker yarn. When my son and career became my focus I took a 30 year break from fibre arts. Since retiring 8 years ago I’ve gravitated back to my earlier loves of spinning and natural dyeing.
I became a member of the Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild where I’ve met skilled, supportive, fun folk who have similar passions. I’ve had lots of help from Guild members teaching me to weave. I love experimenting with local natural dyes, especially my home grown Japanese Indigo. As a member of our Sunshine Coast Fibreshed I’m buying local sheep and llama fleeces. This ‘soil to skin’ process involves skirting, picking, washing, more picking, carding, spinning, then knitting or Nuno felting. I’m producing for my own projects.