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Originally from the Lot Valley in France, I founded SpinSpanSpun in 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. I am a happy new wed (still say that after 6 years !!), a busy new mum of 3 aged 5, 3 and 1!
I decided to quit my day job in Chicago to take care of my baby closer to my family : so, I moved back to France for a while. Not for long ! I'm a globe-trotter at heart. I an now based in Arizona.
In november 2015, I decided to leave my name SpinSpanSpun behind and chose Arizonette DyeWorks.

I have many dreams but here is how the Etsy story began...

In my family, my grand-mothers knit, but I was not raised in a crafty atmosphere. I felt I was not able to do nice things with my hands, even if it was wrong !

There were also a lot of prejudice regarding women crafts around me : my ex-boyfriend…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 1
  • Joined February 28, 2009

Favorite materials

wool, silk, mohair

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SpinSpanSpun
Unique HandSpun Yarns by SpinSpanSpun

About

Originally from the Lot Valley in France, I founded SpinSpanSpun in 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. I am a happy new wed (still say that after 6 years !!), a busy new mum of 3 aged 5, 3 and 1!
I decided to quit my day job in Chicago to take care of my baby closer to my family : so, I moved back to France for a while. Not for long ! I'm a globe-trotter at heart. I an now based in Arizona.
In november 2015, I decided to leave my name SpinSpanSpun behind and chose Arizonette DyeWorks.

I have many dreams but here is how the Etsy story began...

In my family, my grand-mothers knit, but I was not raised in a crafty atmosphere. I felt I was not able to do nice things with my hands, even if it was wrong !

There were also a lot of prejudice regarding women crafts around me : my ex-boyfriend even forbade me to do embrodery in front of him...
But in spring 2008, I decided to make my own clothes… a couple of weeks later, the spring-summer collection was finished and I decided to look for the Fall-winter perfect look ! It was handknit…
I was then living in Paris, and by chance, I met an amazing woman who owns La Gare des Boutons, a tiny yarn shop in the 11th district, rue St Ambroise. She taught me the basics : I was hooked!
I had not forgotten sewing and was planning to go to school to learn the proper way... but then I found a job in Chicago. I kept knitting and met Bykes, who has an Etsy shop, at YarnCon in october 2008. I loved her handspun yarn and got obsessed!
But the Wheel was frightening !!!! Fortunately, I met Vera Videnovich (she also has a shop on Etsy) and here I am since february 2009 !

I am very happy to present to you my unique fibers and yarns. They are mostly hand-dyed and painted by me.


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Je carde ma laine, je file ma laine, je teins, je tricote tout a la main...
En 2011, j'ai lancé avec des copines un festival indie autour de la laine : Le Lot et La Laine.
4e édition en juillet 2017

ps : I used to be SpinSpanSpun.

twitter id : spinspanspun
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More ? read an old interview here: http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/quit-your-day-job-spinspanspun-11650/

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