Greetings! I'm one of those people who needs to know the who, what, when, where, why, and how about things. And when it comes to things I'm passionate about, like fiber, I have to go to the source.
That's where my wooly creatures with fuzzy features come in. My Bluefaced Leicester sheep, Lincoln Longwool sheep,
Angora goats, and a few guard llamas feed my fiber fetish and answer the endless questions I have about fiber blending, fiber colors, the affects of nutrition/health on fiber quality, and so on and so on.
|My guy :-)|
My interest in fiber and fabric began while growing up on a
farm. I learned sewing, crochet, and embroidery from my mother, grandmother, and older sisters. Through my domestic and international travels I focused on local artisans and discovered the endless possibilities of fiber. My fiber passion exploded when I started breeding alpacas, and now together with my husband operate Cross Wind Farm, LLC where we raise purebred Bluefaced Leicester sheep, Lincoln Longwool sheep, Michigan Angora goats, and a few guard llamas as well as grow hay and a dye garden.
To me, learning is a life long venture...and I never stop. I attend many classes and workshops and learn from experienced spinners, knitters, felters, shepherds and veterinarians. This helps me to continually refine my style and technique so that I can offer unique fiber products and breed and raise healthy, happy fiber animals
I am currently in the Master Spinner Program at Olds College in
, Alberta . This six-year venture includes in depth skills development, research studies, and independent projects in hand spinning of all major fibers and yarns, and the end use of spun yarns. Canada