Agnieszka Rupnik's Profile

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Welcome! if you made it so far, I think it is only fair that I tell you a bit about myself, since I am a person behind Knit Spin Felt. But where to begin?
My name's Agnieszka but online I'm known as Jagienka (which is a medieval version of my name).
Once upon a time was a cancer scientist spending long hours in the laboratory, performing an experiment after an experiment and wanting to cure the world of cancer. I left the Alma Mater in search for the “real” job. Young, educated and excited about the new possibilities. With a tailored CV at hand, I have never in my wildest dreams thought that by then my dream job was no more. It is when I came up with an idea of turning my hobby into a full time job and this is how KnitSpinFelt came to life!

Knitting has always been a hobby of mine. As most girls, I was taught to knit by my grandma but after completing a bunch of wonky scarves and random…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 10
  • Joined April 19, 2010

Favorite materials

wool, mohair, silk, tencel, bamboo, felt

About

Welcome! if you made it so far, I think it is only fair that I tell you a bit about myself, since I am a person behind Knit Spin Felt. But where to begin?
My name's Agnieszka but online I'm known as Jagienka (which is a medieval version of my name).
Once upon a time was a cancer scientist spending long hours in the laboratory, performing an experiment after an experiment and wanting to cure the world of cancer. I left the Alma Mater in search for the “real” job. Young, educated and excited about the new possibilities. With a tailored CV at hand, I have never in my wildest dreams thought that by then my dream job was no more. It is when I came up with an idea of turning my hobby into a full time job and this is how KnitSpinFelt came to life!

Knitting has always been a hobby of mine. As most girls, I was taught to knit by my grandma but after completing a bunch of wonky scarves and random squares I soon forgot about knitting needles. I came back to it years later, here in Ireland. It seemed as a natural way of stress relief. Some people do yoga, I knit. I soon developed a passion for lace knitting.

Spinning came second. I think it is a natural progression of a knitter, who learns more about the various materials available, to be curious to learn how the yarn is made. I discovered Ravelry and ETSY and purchased my first spindle and some raw wool. My first yarn was awful, but I practised and practised and got better with time. Then came the spinning wheel. Budget was tight and I could only afford an old wheel. But I cleaned it and restored the broken pieces and now it works as a charm!

Finally, with my growing experience and knowledge of wool and other fibres I started dyeing and felting. These two crafts are the newest to me and there still a lot for me to learn, but I love experimenting and the endless possibilities these two give.

Hope you’ll enjoy browsing through my creations listed in the Shop. You will find there one of a kind handspun yarn, hand knitted lace accessories and some knitting patterns (if you feel like knitting the piece of lace yourself). The fruits of my latest addiction -felting – will also be listed here. I am afraid the list of things I make gets bigger every day, so I won’t list them all here, instead I am going to invite you to the Shop section.

I am happy to take on custom orders, so please use the CONTACT window to get in touch!

I would love to hear from you. Help me improve and grow my business. Leave a comment!

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You can find me on Ravelry as Jagienka.
I tweet as KnitSpinFelt
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KnitSpinFelt is registered with the Craft Council of Ireland.

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