Joy Baule's Profile

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Aren’t profiles a totally polite way of sneakily finding out more about people? That’s how I see it, anyway! :)

My name is Joy, I live in Wyoming, I recently moved here after living in Montana for 30 years. I like to think of myself as a Spinja; I even have it on my license plate! Some people see it and think I’m a dj but the only thing I spin is yarn and crazy but true stories about randomly weird stuff that seems to happen to me.

I started dyeing wool yarn in the hot summer of 2005. With my then one year old son looking on I mixed 8 colors of Kool Aid, painted and smooshed it into some wool yarn and a couple hours later realized that I had made RAINBOW yarn. I was instantly smitten. Two of my most favorite things in the whole wide world had collided, rainbows and yarn.

From there the…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 20
  • Joined February 12, 2006

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Roving, Wool, Yarn, Aciddye, Ephemera, Rainbows, Fabulosity, Bedlam, Fleece, Sheep, Fiber, Sparkle

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About

Aren’t profiles a totally polite way of sneakily finding out more about people? That’s how I see it, anyway! :)

My name is Joy, I live in Wyoming, I recently moved here after living in Montana for 30 years. I like to think of myself as a Spinja; I even have it on my license plate! Some people see it and think I’m a dj but the only thing I spin is yarn and crazy but true stories about randomly weird stuff that seems to happen to me.

I started dyeing wool yarn in the hot summer of 2005. With my then one year old son looking on I mixed 8 colors of Kool Aid, painted and smooshed it into some wool yarn and a couple hours later realized that I had made RAINBOW yarn. I was instantly smitten. Two of my most favorite things in the whole wide world had collided, rainbows and yarn.

From there the journey began that led me down the path of handpainting yarn with Kool Aid, acquiring my first spinning wheel (there are currently four as of April 2012), dyeing wool with acid dyes, drum carding and so much more. The baby that toddled around the kitchen that day in 2005 is now a rapidly growing boy and I am comforted by the knowledge that he’s never known our lives to be without this crazy fun that is spinning and dyeing yarn.

While I see the beauty of the natural colors our sheepy friends give us, I’m also all about jam packing as much color into the dye pans as I possibly can without tearing a hole in the universe. Basically my work theory goes something like this: “Oh look, undyed wool. RAINBOW. The end. *tapdances off stage*”

My workspace is a bedroom on the second floor of my house that I affectionately call my studio. There I have shelves and bins full of books, records, assorted fibers and more supplies than I care to admit unless you are as nuts as I am and then I will invite you in to play!

Fabulosity Yarn began as a tiny dream in the freezing cold winter of 2006 (See a pattern here? Montana=Extreme weather, yo. We don’t mess around.) and has grown into this amazing constantly changing adventure that inspires me with every skein that comes off the wheel.

While I still work a traditional 40 hour a week “day job” I hope to someday make all things yarn my main source of income. In the meantime, you might see me frantically scribbling in the notebook I carry everywhere that captures the ideas that my muse eeks out in between the accounting journals and meetings.

Well, woah. Are you still here? That’s awesome of you! Thank you for reading! :) xoxox, Joy

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