Patricia's Profile

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I love working with natural fibers such as wool and silk. I enjoy dying my own fibers and spinning them into interesting & beautiful yarn.

A few years ago, I became intensely interested in the process of dyeing yarn and fiber. I did quite a bit of research into anything to do with spinning or dyeing fiber that I could find. Looking at something from all angles before making a decision is usually how I operate!

If someone were to ask me why I love spinning colorful fibers into yarn, I would say that it's the tactile quality that is so appealing. I bet that is why most women who spin yarn like it, too. We, as women love soft and pretty things, but it's fulfilling in a whole new way when we can fondle the soft, pretty fibers and then turn them into something useful. I would also say that wool is my all-time favorite fiber (as is probably…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 28
  • Joined March 31, 2009

Favorite materials

wool, silk, angora, cotton, tencel, soysilk, firestar, mohair, milk silk, hemp, sari silk, kantha quilts

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About

I love working with natural fibers such as wool and silk. I enjoy dying my own fibers and spinning them into interesting & beautiful yarn.

A few years ago, I became intensely interested in the process of dyeing yarn and fiber. I did quite a bit of research into anything to do with spinning or dyeing fiber that I could find. Looking at something from all angles before making a decision is usually how I operate!

If someone were to ask me why I love spinning colorful fibers into yarn, I would say that it's the tactile quality that is so appealing. I bet that is why most women who spin yarn like it, too. We, as women love soft and pretty things, but it's fulfilling in a whole new way when we can fondle the soft, pretty fibers and then turn them into something useful. I would also say that wool is my all-time favorite fiber (as is probably for many spinners). When someone asks me why I love wool so much, I usually say "There's just something about wool..." Wool is flame resistant, wicks away moisture while still keeping you warm, is resiliant...and much more :)

I also find textile art to be very alluring and may start experimenting with some hand-stitched items in the near future. Recycled, repurposed textiles will be included in my next phase of fiber art...

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