I'm a professional fiber artist, spinner, & mad about taking other people's cast-offs & re-creating them as beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.
I used to purchase ALL of my yarns & fibers at full retail price from my local yarn shop. The day that I fell in love with a gorgeous skein of yarn & had to put it back because I couldn't afford it (it was $42 & I needed 6!), I decided I HAD to find a more economical way to acquire those delicious yarns. I'd heard of women who purchased quality sweaters from thrift shops & rummage sales, unraveled them (called "frogging"), & reused the yarn. Eureka! That was 3 years ago. Now, before I begin a new project, I go shopping at my local thrift shops & clothing resale stores FIRST to find a sweater that can be frogged for the bulk of my yarn needs. I still support my local yarn shop through my purchases of embellishing or accent fibers & I am no longer…
- Joined July 18, 2007
Near Seattle, WA,