I've been in the fiber business for over 45 years. If Nana was alive, she'd tell you I've been in the fiber business since I was born! I love all of the work involved: sorting, scouring, dyeing, carding/combing, and spinning, as well as making almost all the fiber into roving, yarn, hand knits, handwovens, knit lace shawls, and crocheted items. Some of the fiber I work with include wool, llama, alpaca, silk, cotton, soy silk, chiengora (dog hair), etc. Most of the wool is acquired from local sheep growers which is then washed, hand carded or drum carded, spun into yarn, and dyed!! Sometimes the wool is dyed before spinning for blending with other colors.
I weave, knit, crochet, create spindles for spinning; lucets for braiding, and sew all sorts of handmade items. I also love and enjoy creating mixed media tree sculptures and over the years it led to Trees of Diversity® being trademarked in Wisconsin in 2008!
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Maybe you want to learn how to knit Brioche hats like these.