In my home studio on the scenic north shore of Lake Superior, I use a variety of fibre arts tools to create my unique handspun yarns and one-of-a-kind art yarns for weaving, knitting, crochet, macramé, and embroidery, and my rigid heddle and floor looms to weave unique fabric for clothing and décor.
In a land where winters are long and cold and spent sitting in front of the of the fire, the value of wool is well-appreciated. It is also an ecologically sustainable material, requiring very little energy to process right from its raw state, which I often do. I purchase raw fleeces straight from the shepherds and shearers, thereby supporting small producers. I focus on rare/heritage breeds, which helps protect breeds in danger of disappearing.
My children are always nearby, observing, helping, being lulled to sleep by the sound of the wheel, and learning the value of handwork and slow living.