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I’ve spun many a metaphorical yarn in my day job as a translator, but one day I was nudged by my sister into trying to use my hands to make some yarn actually happen – and that was that. I find this fibrey business no less interesting and rewarding (often more so) than the mental gymnastics of my original profession. It is also much less stressful.

I am a new, self-taught dyer and spinner learning from books, blogs and YouTube. I started out on a spindle and then went on a learning curve with the help of a feisty little flax wheel named Liesl, kindly leant to me by another spinner. Liesl is still my houseguest, but now I am also the proud owner of Augusta, a beautiful vintage upright made in 1938. I strongly suspect she will not be the last wheel to follow me home.

All my fibre efforts are closely supervised by our cat Emilia, Ruler of the Universe…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 24
  • Joined February 3, 2011

Favorite materials

wool, tussah silk, acid dyes

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About

I’ve spun many a metaphorical yarn in my day job as a translator, but one day I was nudged by my sister into trying to use my hands to make some yarn actually happen – and that was that. I find this fibrey business no less interesting and rewarding (often more so) than the mental gymnastics of my original profession. It is also much less stressful.

I am a new, self-taught dyer and spinner learning from books, blogs and YouTube. I started out on a spindle and then went on a learning curve with the help of a feisty little flax wheel named Liesl, kindly leant to me by another spinner. Liesl is still my houseguest, but now I am also the proud owner of Augusta, a beautiful vintage upright made in 1938. I strongly suspect she will not be the last wheel to follow me home.

All my fibre efforts are closely supervised by our cat Emilia, Ruler of the Universe (she seems to love the purring sound of the spinning wheel), and her canine sidekick, Thilleli the Rhodesian Ridgeback.


Before starting this shop I did all my Etsy browsing as liiveng.

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