I grew up in sunny Southern California and have lived in the Twin Cities for over twenty years. I have always loved crafts and to work with my hands. In CA, I worked with beads for many years. Upon moving to MN, I took up knitting. I needed to keep warm!
I had purchased a spinning wheel ten years ago, but it didn't feel right at the time. I of course kept it ... like any good crafter you keep everything! Fast forward to Covid times and I decided to spin again and found a new world of fiber arts online.
My new love of spinning took me down the rabbit hole (love angora in batts and rolags) and I started working with raw fleeces. I wash them, dye them, card them, pull locks and just sometimes spin them right out of the bag.
I have learned so much about sheep breeds and where the yarn I have used for years actually comes from.