juaquetta holcomb's Profile

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Check out my new handspun yarns from wool and alpaca grown here in the Pacific North West, spun by me on my Louet wheel into thick, next to skin soft, rustic yarns.
I have been knitting and enjoying fiber arts my entire life. I grew up in Iowa, graduated Iowa State University with a BS in Home Economics, providing me a good foundation for my business adventures. In the early 1990's I learned to hand spin yarn. I have been selling these yarns since at local art festivals, Farmers market, my website GardenPartyFibers.com and now my etsy shop.
The wool and mohair I buy is from locally grown sheep, alpaca and angora goats. For many of these yarns I have met the sheep and or shepherdess. Often the name of the sheep is what I use for the name of the yarn. I wash, dye, card and spin these fibers into one of kind rustic yarns. Seeing the true colors of the fleece come out as I…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 9
  • Joined December 16, 2009

Favorite materials

Locally grown wool, mohair and alpaca are my favorite fibers to spin on my Louet wheel, I keep the processing to a minimum, mostly using the picker, for a rustic looking art yarn

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About

Check out my new handspun yarns from wool and alpaca grown here in the Pacific North West, spun by me on my Louet wheel into thick, next to skin soft, rustic yarns.
I have been knitting and enjoying fiber arts my entire life. I grew up in Iowa, graduated Iowa State University with a BS in Home Economics, providing me a good foundation for my business adventures. In the early 1990's I learned to hand spin yarn. I have been selling these yarns since at local art festivals, Farmers market, my website GardenPartyFibers.com and now my etsy shop.
The wool and mohair I buy is from locally grown sheep, alpaca and angora goats. For many of these yarns I have met the sheep and or shepherdess. Often the name of the sheep is what I use for the name of the yarn. I wash, dye, card and spin these fibers into one of kind rustic yarns. Seeing the true colors of the fleece come out as I wash the wool, playing with colors in the dyeing process, feeling the texture as I spin these fibers into primitive yarns on my Louet wheel; every step of the yarn creation is exciting. Inspiration comes to me from life. Every color has a story. My workshop looks out over the north Idaho mountains and as I spin I watch the sky show over the mountains. From sunrise to sunset, cloudy and clear skies the view is always amazing. Especially exciting, is to see what you have created with my yarns. ENJOY!”
We have a smoke free, kitty friendly home.
After spinning I wash each skein to set twist and give that final bloom!
Immediate shipping.
My daughter has been spinning again. She began spinning when she was 13 years old. We were at the Shepherds Harvest Festival near Stillwater MN. She just sat down at my wheel and began spinning, mohair locks!!! People walked by and ask her how long have you been spinning. she would look at her watch and say "bout 20 min".
As we were packing up, she asked if there were any way she could spin as we drove home, she was hooked!! Now 18 years later still spinning....she does prefer to spin finer yarns from roving. This adds another yarn choice to my shop.
Ravelry I am JQknits
facebook: juaquetta vonasek holcomb
www.GardenPartyFibers.com my website

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