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I have been in the variegated yarn business ever since I can remember; I learned to knit in my Norwegian grandmother’s lap as a child.

The tradition of textile handwork fascinates me. These techniques are a compendium of human history – from the Stone Age through the Industrial Age. Fiber manipulation and textile skills have been evolving since before men and women wrote, passed on in the oral and apprenticeship traditions. Now we seem to be moving into a phase where the industrial is perceived as impersonal, and we are returning to handcrafted items to reconnect with something we’ve left behind.

So, I study textiles. I knit, spin, crochet, weave, and dye. I currently write patterns, teach knitting classes, and dye yarns.

Because handmade fiber garments and art pieces can…

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  • Joined March 11, 2009

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Yarn, wool, silk, bamboo, dye, color

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About

I have been in the variegated yarn business ever since I can remember; I learned to knit in my Norwegian grandmother’s lap as a child.

The tradition of textile handwork fascinates me. These techniques are a compendium of human history – from the Stone Age through the Industrial Age. Fiber manipulation and textile skills have been evolving since before men and women wrote, passed on in the oral and apprenticeship traditions. Now we seem to be moving into a phase where the industrial is perceived as impersonal, and we are returning to handcrafted items to reconnect with something we’ve left behind.

So, I study textiles. I knit, spin, crochet, weave, and dye. I currently write patterns, teach knitting classes, and dye yarns.

Because handmade fiber garments and art pieces can last several generations, and take time and skill to create, I believe in using the best materials available. My base yarns are high quality. The dyes I use are highly colorfast. If a yarn doesn’t perform as expected, I’d really like to know about it.

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