I live in the heart of the prairies in the province of Saskatchewan. Our winters are long, dark and very cold, which is why I spend most of my days trying to keep warm. I believe in using natural fibres and I am a big supporter of the wool industry.Wool is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It has a good memory, is naturally antibacterial, it is also breathable and fire retardant. Wool is perfection found in nature.
I am a handspinner, knitter, designer and wool judge. I specialize in handspun yarn and wool and design using the benefits of the particular fibre I am working with, to bring out its best qualities. The majority of my work is made using my handspun yarns and time-honored techniques. I really enjoy the processes and skills that go into making a project from fleece to finish. I find my work very rewarding and love to share the process with others.
I am a professional member of the Sask Craft Council, have belonged to the Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild, the Saskatchewan Weaver and Spinners Guild, and Handmade Saskatchewan. I have taught fibre arts classes at The Naked Sheep, Red Fox Creative, Yarn Over and The Blue Rooster Studio.
I have knit for fashion designers Riley Lawson and Dean Renwick in 2013 & 2015 respectively.
Wool judging is what I love the most. I love to learn and each fleece is different. I like seeing rare breeds up close and see the excitement of people interested in wool during a wool show.
I am a big supporter of the wool industry and have built my business around the promotion and study of wool and sheep. I use education as a tool to motivate others about fibre arts and using my knowledge of sheep breeds, I design with those qualities in mind.
I am also one of the Team Leaders for Etsy SK and I work hard to promote makers and create a community in which they can strive.
• Specializing in wool and handspun yarn
• Perfection Found in Nature Exhibit
• Co-creator of All Things Wool
• Commercial and Artisan judging styles
• Judging certification through Olds College
• Judged hundreds of fleeces across all 3 prairie provinces
• Patterns available online & Ravelry
• Worked with Fashion Designers for Sask Fashion Week in 2013 & 2015
• Perfection Found in Nature
Beginner & Advanced
• Wool Information