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You can now find me at www.wooldancer.com and on myFacebook Page as Wooldancer.

From fleece to fashion, Wooldancer creates hand-nurtured handspun yarn and free-spirited fibre art accessories.

Michelle Snowdon gained a BA(Visual Arts)-CSU 1995 and has been working with fibre since her baby twins were born in 2004. Michelle has evolved a unique style of spinning textural yarns with dimensional, sculptural qualities. Her yarns have been photographed by world-renown photographer Anne Geddes, used by Interior Designers, and worn by folk who like to express their individual style. Michelle teaches the Art of Handspun Yarn to adults and children in Australia and abroad.

"I enjoy the expressive function of making yarn threads as a sculptural form, and believe yarn can be admired as a…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 9
  • Joined May 14, 2006

Favorite materials

natural fibres, Australian wool, animal fibres, recycled silks, Peace Silk, regenerated fibres

About

You can now find me at www.wooldancer.com and on myFacebook Page as Wooldancer.

From fleece to fashion, Wooldancer creates hand-nurtured handspun yarn and free-spirited fibre art accessories.

Michelle Snowdon gained a BA(Visual Arts)-CSU 1995 and has been working with fibre since her baby twins were born in 2004. Michelle has evolved a unique style of spinning textural yarns with dimensional, sculptural qualities. Her yarns have been photographed by world-renown photographer Anne Geddes, used by Interior Designers, and worn by folk who like to express their individual style. Michelle teaches the Art of Handspun Yarn to adults and children in Australia and abroad.

"I enjoy the expressive function of making yarn threads as a sculptural form, and believe yarn can be admired as a form to display in its own right, as well as a useful supply from which to create garments. I work by pushing my own technical boundaries when forming the yarn. There is a fusion of skillful technique in construction & design, yet there is always an element of magic too!"

Michelle celebrates the art of spinning yarn using sustainable & traditional practices with a modern twist. Her innovative, eclectic threads are beautiful in form and function. You will find One of a Kind Art Yarn for fibre lovers and beautiful contemporary fibre jewelery in her Etsy store.

ACCOLADES:

★ Published in books by Lexi Boeger, ‘Intertwined’ and 'HandSpun' - Quarry Press
★Commissioned by Anne Geddes Photography, AWI Ambassador, for handspun yarn
★ Featured on TV: Sydney Weekender, Sat 9 July 2011, Channel 7, Australia
★ Faux Silk Article in YARN magazine, Issue 14 p.17-20
★ Awarded 1st place for Art Yarn, Australian Wool Show 2009; Highly Commended 2010; Awarded 1st place for Freeform Crochet Beanie 2012


: THE WOOLDANCER LABEL :

Wooldancer Art Yarn & textiles are a kaleidoscope of colour, texture & individual style. Each yarn & wearable item are made individually for people who like to make fashion personal.

Every handspun skein of yarn is unique unto itself, so you can be certain to create yourself a unique accessory too!

I choose to use certified organic merino wool and locally grown fibres. I use dyes that have minimum impact on the environment & minimal water waste.

Wondering what to do with a skein of Art Yarn?
- Drape the skein around your shoulders & let the threads do the talking
- Hang it against your wall .. it's textile sculpture! Pop it in a vase & admire as a center-piece.
- You can also make a scarf or hat with it .. Knit, crochet or weave Your story into the thread.

: Wooldancer online :

website: http://www.wooldancer.com
webshop: http://www.shop.wooldancer.com
facebook: wooldancer
twitter: wooldancer
ravelry: wooldancer spinstars

etsy usernames: wooldancer, battlab, artyarnstudio
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100% Handmade in Australia. All items & photos ©2006-2017 Michelle Snowdon.

: About the Maker:
BA(Visual Arts) Charles Sturt University - Riverina
I am a fibre-artist, yarn designer, mama and educator. The act of making yarn by hand, of spinning an idea into form inspires my work.

I love the tactile quality of fibre, the journey of making cloth, the rhythmic process of connecting threads. I identify with my process as “slow cloth”, akin to the Slow Food movement. Wearing one-of-a-kind handmade textiles is also an expression away from mass-produced factory-made garments. Being involved as maker & designer along each step of the process imbibes the quality of handmade into my work which is not apparent in mass-made alternatives.

Inspired by natural movements & cycles in nature, I find the process of making functional & beautiful forms out of raw natural fibre satisfies my own creative cycles. The twists & undulations that occur as I spin yarn are the elements I seek to emphasize when designing new pieces. Each yarn thread fashions the outcome.

Handmade yarn & cloth fullfil an essential need for warmth & protection. My pieces are testament to the connectedness I seek from both the process of ‘making’ & the function of ‘wearing’ cloth.

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