I've been spinning yarn since 2003. Every yarn I spin is one of a kind. I rarely knit or crochet with my yarns, most of them I send to local shops to sell. Once I'm done spinning them, I am ready for them to move onto someone else.
These are my wheels - a SpinOlution MACH III and a SpinOlution Firefly. The heads are interchangeable, which I love. I started using SpinOlution wheels in 2015 and they have creatively inspired me to dig deep into fiber arts again.
I am also the Boston Area SpinOlution Dealer, and do freelance work for the SpinOlution company. Working with SpinOlution has been a blessing to my family. Every dollar from every wheel that I sell is saved, in hopes that next year we'll have enough to invest in a little house with a big yard for our kids to play in.
The Firefly is my favorite wheel because it's portable. I don't even need to bring a chair when I want to spin outside. Nature has become my studio, and that is so creatively inspiring to me.
This summer is quickly filling with many ideas that I am working on between being a wife and a mom of two. Books to self-publish, videos to take, yarns to spin, classes to teach, and babies to raise. Life is Good.
I love working with locally grown fibers, and purchase all my wools from small farms in New England. Many of my videos and Spin Alongs are sponsored by fiber artisans on ETSY. If you are interested in sponsoring a video or Spin Along, please send me an email. I'd love to plug your shop for you in exchange for the fiber.
I fit two pounds of fiber on one of SpinOlutions 32oz Bobbins. And I had room to spare. How much yarn can you fit on your bobbin? Upload a picture to Instagram with #BobbinChallenge or to YouTube with the title "Bobbin Challenge" and let us know if you set a new record!
You can read more about my spinning adventures, and see yarns I'm working on, on my instagram account howtospinyarn.
At the end of every month I host an online Gratitude Yarn Spin Along where you are invited to spin with me and join the chat room as I ask several Gratitude Related questions. Check my events for the next Spin Along and mark your calendar!
I published my first book in 2013, and it is available on Amazon!
Please feel free to email me if you have questions or comments related to spinning art yarn. I try to answer every email I receive, even if it's a couple sentences. Happy Spinning!