Robin Smith's Profile

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Fiber. It's been a part of my life since I first learned to knit in grade school. My mother and a German friend, Frau Stier, taught me to knit and crochet when I was about five. The crocheting did not stick in my brain, but knitting did. And, when, many many years later, I learned about felting, I re-entered the fiber world and never left. I love to knit and felt and reclaim old sweaters through felting.

Teaching little children to knit and create with their hands inspires me as well. I am a teacher, reader, and book reviewer and all those jobs lead be back to my creating with my hands.

I tend to get stuck on one idea for a long time and make a lot of one thing--and I love circles. I also make children's shoes, patchwork blankets and all sort of silly hats. Right now, I make bears and rabbits from upcycled cashmere that I find in thrift shops. I love how they…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 21
  • Joined September 25, 2007

Favorite materials

wool, cashmere, merino, circles, reclaimedsweaters, linen, cotton, fabrics, fleece

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About

Fiber. It's been a part of my life since I first learned to knit in grade school. My mother and a German friend, Frau Stier, taught me to knit and crochet when I was about five. The crocheting did not stick in my brain, but knitting did. And, when, many many years later, I learned about felting, I re-entered the fiber world and never left. I love to knit and felt and reclaim old sweaters through felting.

Teaching little children to knit and create with their hands inspires me as well. I am a teacher, reader, and book reviewer and all those jobs lead be back to my creating with my hands.

I tend to get stuck on one idea for a long time and make a lot of one thing--and I love circles. I also make children's shoes, patchwork blankets and all sort of silly hats. Right now, I make bears and rabbits from upcycled cashmere that I find in thrift shops. I love how they feel after being washed in blazing hot water and dried in a dryer.

Thanks so much for visiting my shop and I hope you find all of Etsy as inspiring as I do.

Robin

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