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I have loved fibers and crafts since I was a child, as my mother was very encouraging of creativity and art. I will always be thankful for that.

In 2004, I started getting obsessed with knitting, and began to make my knitted items as gifts for my friends and family, and little things here and there for myself.

Recently, I started spinning my own fibers. Having sworn off synthetic fibers years ago, I am very conscious of the materials I use in my projects. I only spin with local and/or recycled natural fibers. I obtain my fibers from either farms, sheep and wool festivals, or large mills that discard mill-end rovings not suitable for machine spinning. These rovings are top quality, and perfect for hand-spinners, and would be thrown out if we didn't buy them.

I do not dye my…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 25
  • Joined May 8, 2009

Favorite materials

Alpaca, Silk, Wool, Cotton, Mohair, watercolors, printed paper, crayons, silk screening, wallpaper, damask fabric and flocked fabric, things from nature, maps

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About

I have loved fibers and crafts since I was a child, as my mother was very encouraging of creativity and art. I will always be thankful for that.

In 2004, I started getting obsessed with knitting, and began to make my knitted items as gifts for my friends and family, and little things here and there for myself.

Recently, I started spinning my own fibers. Having sworn off synthetic fibers years ago, I am very conscious of the materials I use in my projects. I only spin with local and/or recycled natural fibers. I obtain my fibers from either farms, sheep and wool festivals, or large mills that discard mill-end rovings not suitable for machine spinning. These rovings are top quality, and perfect for hand-spinners, and would be thrown out if we didn't buy them.

I do not dye my fibers (yet), but try to create beautiful natural handspun yarn for your use. All the yarn sold can be over-dyed very easily. If you have a request (specific yarn weight/fiber type/natural color), please let me know, and I will do my very best to fill it!

To wind into a center-pull ball from a skein, see the tutorial at http://www.ariadneknits.com/blog/?p=62 . I used the same one when I wound my first skein, and I found it very helpful!

Visit my blog at frankenskein.blogspot.com !

Thank you, and enjoy your fibers!

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