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I'm a knitter, dyer and spinner currently living in Chi--er, better make that Berwyn, IL, considering I've just moved.

Going on seven years with the spinning now, though it feels like I just picked my first spindle up yesterday. Now I spin yarn on a small fleet of spindles and my Baynes wheel, frequently commandeering all our kitchen space to get busy with the dyes.

I have a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago where I trained in painting and printmaking. After graduating I worked for many years dyeing and painting silk while working as a production artist/surface designer for an apparel company, so dyeing fiber and yarn with the same type of dye comes very naturally to me.

This is my first shot at offering my work for sale online with my handpainted roving, handspun yarn and carded fiber batts for spinning. Eventually…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 30
  • Joined August 3, 2009

Favorite materials

tussah silk, suri alpaca, blue faced leicester wool, falklands wool, curly locks of anything, kid mohair, strange glitzy things, acid dyes

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About

I'm a knitter, dyer and spinner currently living in Chi--er, better make that Berwyn, IL, considering I've just moved.

Going on seven years with the spinning now, though it feels like I just picked my first spindle up yesterday. Now I spin yarn on a small fleet of spindles and my Baynes wheel, frequently commandeering all our kitchen space to get busy with the dyes.

I have a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago where I trained in painting and printmaking. After graduating I worked for many years dyeing and painting silk while working as a production artist/surface designer for an apparel company, so dyeing fiber and yarn with the same type of dye comes very naturally to me.

This is my first shot at offering my work for sale online with my handpainted roving, handspun yarn and carded fiber batts for spinning. Eventually I'll let some of my other to-doings slip out and there will also be handmade jewelry, artwork, and handbound books.

I hope you enjoy perusing and won't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

For more pics check out my photostream on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lively_fibers/

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