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I am totally addicted to CRAFT... Fiber especially. For 14 years I have worked as a self-employed artisan, starting with woodworking and furniture, dabbling with metal work and letterpress, and transitioning over the last decade into fiber. Fiber is definitely softer and quieter... which makes the home studio environment a little more conductive to raising a family. (Waldorf, you may have guessed ; )

So, with the fiber, I mostly make felt. I do plenty of spinning, too, but I don't always enjoy knitting or weaving. So, most of my spun fiber ends up felted... intentionally felted that is.

The fiber I sell through Opulent Fibers is, hands down, the finest commercially dyed fiber I've come across. When I discovered my first artisan dyehouse, I immediately contacted them to start a distribution relationship. Little did I know at that time what an amazing company I…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 28
  • Joined November 14, 2011

Favorite materials

cashmere, wool, silk, paper, recycled wood, wool felt

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I am totally addicted to CRAFT... Fiber especially. For 14 years I have worked as a self-employed artisan, starting with woodworking and furniture, dabbling with metal work and letterpress, and transitioning over the last decade into fiber. Fiber is definitely softer and quieter... which makes the home studio environment a little more conductive to raising a family. (Waldorf, you may have guessed ; )

So, with the fiber, I mostly make felt. I do plenty of spinning, too, but I don't always enjoy knitting or weaving. So, most of my spun fiber ends up felted... intentionally felted that is.

The fiber I sell through Opulent Fibers is, hands down, the finest commercially dyed fiber I've come across. When I discovered my first artisan dyehouse, I immediately contacted them to start a distribution relationship. Little did I know at that time what an amazing company I would be building a partnership with... family owned, with three generations still working for the company; committed to the environment, with waste water capture and reuse, as well as OEKO-TEX certified; and committed to working directly with artisans to create the colors and supplies they need. Honestly, I had never seen such a selection of dyed fibers in my entire life!

With a new global marketplace, I see the fiber world changing for artists in America. We are increasingly influenced by progressive European and Asian designs and our standards of supplies and craftsmanship are reflective of these influences. Local fibers definitely have their place in my studio and my work, but, as an artist, I often require the finest "paints" which, at this time, are only produced in the richest Textile regions of the world. My mission with Opulent Fibers is to create connections with artisan producers and bridge the gap between these producers and fiber artists in America.

Take a peek at the Opulent Fibers store...
http://www.etsy.com/shop/OpulentFibers/about/
-Kristy

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