My Old Kentucky Home Spun
I am a recent graduate of the University of Louisville. Less than a year ago I received my Bachelors of Fine Art in Ceramics and Fibers. Four the last four years, I have been spinning yarn in addition to my fine art studies. Most recently I participated in the Open Studio Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, where I had two weeks to focus on making paper.
All of my yarn is made from Kentucky Local wool or alpaca. A sheep farmer and dear friend in Henry County Kentucky raises all of the Corriedale Romney wool. I also hand dye some of my yarns; all of the blue yarns are dyed in Indigo as roving, then spun. I spin my yarn in my studio on my Louet s10 spinning wheel. I also utilize a Louet Hand Drum carder to achieve a specific blend of colors that fits my aesthetic. I spin both single and two-ply yarn in both wool and alapaca. I have won 5 ribbons in the past 3 years for my yarn at The Kentucky State Fair and The Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival.
The tags are made from recycled paper and are typewritten on using my grandmothers Royal De Luxe from the 1940’s. I emboss the tags with ‘My Old Kentucky Home Spun’, the date it was established ‘2012’, and my name ‘Jenna Leigh’. I also include a typewritten thank you card to every customer; these are written on handmade paper and place in vellum envelopes.
Jenna Leigh Richards
jennaleigh [!at] myoldkentuckyhomespun.com
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