Jeanie Roberts' Profile

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Hello! Welcome to my little bit of Vermont. I want to share my love of fiber arts with you. A knitter from an early age, I have been a hand weaver since the mid eighties. In the early nineties I began spinning and found I had a passion for creating yarn from raw fleece. The more I spun, the more I realized the potential to create my own yarns out of any fiber of my choosing, the more I had to knit and weave to satisfy my curiosity and see how the final project would look.
The owners of an alpaca farm are good friends of mine and by working with them I have been able to expand my fiber horizon to include alpaca. Alnglo Alpaca Ledge Farm is home to some beautiful animals with lovely fleeces.
And that is where it starts-- with washing the fleece and seeing what potential the fiber holds. (At every step of the way I am careful to be earth friendly). After the fleece is clean, I begin to get a feeling…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 2
  • Joined December 26, 2010

Favorite materials

alpaca, wool, mohair, angora, shiny metallic threads, unusual rovings

About

Hello! Welcome to my little bit of Vermont. I want to share my love of fiber arts with you. A knitter from an early age, I have been a hand weaver since the mid eighties. In the early nineties I began spinning and found I had a passion for creating yarn from raw fleece. The more I spun, the more I realized the potential to create my own yarns out of any fiber of my choosing, the more I had to knit and weave to satisfy my curiosity and see how the final project would look.
The owners of an alpaca farm are good friends of mine and by working with them I have been able to expand my fiber horizon to include alpaca. Alnglo Alpaca Ledge Farm is home to some beautiful animals with lovely fleeces.
And that is where it starts-- with washing the fleece and seeing what potential the fiber holds. (At every step of the way I am careful to be earth friendly). After the fleece is clean, I begin to get a feeling about whether I will spin the fiber as is, or add pre-dyed fibers purchased from various fiber folk. If the color bug bites, I take the dye pot out and have a field day. Lastly, when the fibers have been carded and spun, I get a sense of what will become of them.
I finally ran out of people to gift to, but I still need to create these visions that I have. My hope is that this space will allow me a way to satisfy this urge, and at the same time, share my ideas with others. What you will own is a unique article that I choose not to replicate--a true piece of wearable art. I hope you enjoy!
Here are my shop policies:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FlyinBobbin/policy
You can find my blog at:
http://flyinbobbin.blogspot.com

Alnglo Farm can be reached at:
alnglot[at}comcast.net

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