Elise's Profile

About

Since the earthquake here on March 11th I've been in a kind of creative sinkhole, all my energy has gone into sending my healing power to the Tohoku area of North Japan. Consequently, I've been "off the air" for a bit, but I'm slowly getting back into the game.

bobilu fine craft is a branch of lotus cooperative. We are a vintage furniture and antiques brick and mortar shop, based in Yokosuka, Japan. If you're in the area, come in for a coffee and a chat! Both lotus cooperative and bobilu fine craft have their own websites, so check them out if you are interested...

Why am I doing this shop? About eight years ago, I was suddenly, inexplicably struck by a desire to knit. I went to the library to get books out on knitting and the librarian told me that it was National Knitting Week. Hello psychic yarn connection!…

Read more

  • Female
  • Born on May 31
  • Joined January 25, 2011

Favorite materials

Wool, alpaca, angora rabbit, tencel, angelina, mohair, bamboo, soy silk, cotton, linen and hemp

Shop

About

Since the earthquake here on March 11th I've been in a kind of creative sinkhole, all my energy has gone into sending my healing power to the Tohoku area of North Japan. Consequently, I've been "off the air" for a bit, but I'm slowly getting back into the game.

bobilu fine craft is a branch of lotus cooperative. We are a vintage furniture and antiques brick and mortar shop, based in Yokosuka, Japan. If you're in the area, come in for a coffee and a chat! Both lotus cooperative and bobilu fine craft have their own websites, so check them out if you are interested...

Why am I doing this shop? About eight years ago, I was suddenly, inexplicably struck by a desire to knit. I went to the library to get books out on knitting and the librarian told me that it was National Knitting Week. Hello psychic yarn connection!

Having allowed my passion to completely take over my life, my family's life and everyone around me, I found myself one day in the magnificent shop Loop in Islington, London, practically on my knees and in tears (but not literally) in front of the mighty Ozark handspun. The very wonderful owner of the shop instantly and accurately recognized this as a latent desire to spin my own yarn. She showed me Pluckyfluff's book Handspun Revolution, and there and then she called the Guild of Hanspinners and Weavers and actually found a class on handspinning for me to attend.

My spinning teacher was Sarah Harris, who owns and runs Spinning Weal in Cleavedon, North Somerset. I bought my first wheel on eBay, which is a true one-of-a-kind item, totally fabulous and better than anything I have every spun on before or since. I'm also a huge fan of Zebisis, here on Etsy, and her incredibly beautiful handmade semi-precious stone drop spindles.

You will notice that not all of the items here were spun by me. Some of them were made by my friend miquraffreshia in Tochigi, Japan, and some of them were made by imokuri, which is a partnership of two people from Yokohama, Japan. They are much more talented than I am, it's a privilege to have their yarn alongside my items.

I hope you enjoy looking through my Etsy shop. Please do get in touch if you want to ask any questions.

Blessings.

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?