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Hi everyone, I look forward to befriending many of you through my little shop called jumbukjulie. I live in Narre Warren South, one of the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and love what i do for a living-playing with fibre and the rainbow each and every day.

My Nana and Mum were responsible for teaching me to knit when i was about 10 years old. I used to take a ball of wool to school at this age and finger-knit underneath the desk! My Grandma got into spinning when i was 14-15 years old on an electric machine and that sparked my interest. But it wasn't until i was 34 years old that i got my first spinning wheel. I've been madly spinning and knitting with handspun and commercial wool ever since.

I love all kinds of knitting techniques especially cables, fairisle, modular and entrelac. We used to have a farm with a coloured spinners flock, but…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 31
  • Joined June 8, 2011

Favorite materials

Wool, alpaca, wool, silk, mohair, ribbon, braid, did i mention wool

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About

Hi everyone, I look forward to befriending many of you through my little shop called jumbukjulie. I live in Narre Warren South, one of the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and love what i do for a living-playing with fibre and the rainbow each and every day.

My Nana and Mum were responsible for teaching me to knit when i was about 10 years old. I used to take a ball of wool to school at this age and finger-knit underneath the desk! My Grandma got into spinning when i was 14-15 years old on an electric machine and that sparked my interest. But it wasn't until i was 34 years old that i got my first spinning wheel. I've been madly spinning and knitting with handspun and commercial wool ever since.

I love all kinds of knitting techniques especially cables, fairisle, modular and entrelac. We used to have a farm with a coloured spinners flock, but have since sold it due to family commitments. I still have a bit of farm-grown fibre left but i now mostly buy the raw or commercially processed fibre to hand-dye. It is my dream to go back to the land in the near future and once again, have my own fibre producing animals (and a huge organic fruit and vegie patch mmmmmm yum).

I am a mum to 4 beaut kids currently (2011) aged 14, 12, 10 & 6 and have been encouraged to open this etsy shop by my loving husband and a couple of great friends (thanks Isabelle and Suzie for your belief in me and your support and encouragement).

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