Yarker, Ontario, Canada
Lampworker, fibre processor, spinning addiction facilitator and jewelry designer enabler:)
En francais avec mon mari
lampwork, fibre, beads, spinning, wirewrapped, felting, knitting, chainmaille, glass, fiber arts, needlefelting, sheep, jewelery, thrums, sterling silver, copper, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, roving, pendants, yarn, button, spindle, fiber, wood, craft
Skills and Techniques
Lampwork, wire-wrapping, metal work, handspinning, yarn spinning, fibre processing, sheep husbandry, jewelry making, designing, dyeing, knitting, weaving, crafting, felting, fiber arts, fibre arts, painting, sculpture, fine art, hand spun,
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Get to Know
I really hate writing about myself. So here is a really short overview of what I am about : have been a spinner since 1993 and knitter since forever. In 1995 I decided to get my own sheep and angora rabbits. Since then I have started and sold an on-line spinner's supply business and rabbitry, seen a son through cancer and decided I missed the fibre world.
I am now raising mainly Icelandic sheep, own a fibre mill that processes wools from raw fleeces to roving and batts for other spinners and fibre artists and from 2008 on I have been lampworking and wirewrapping. Fire and Fluff has been born to continue my fibre and crafting adventures, once again offering spinning equipment ( Dealer for Spinolution and Babe's Fiber Garden Wheels) and fibres (Ashland Bay and millruns), as well as offering lampwork beads and finished jewelry pieces as I have the time to work on them.
Spinning and knitting lessons are offered in my home on an ongoing basis. Good excuse to break out the teapot and talk fibre!
Now and then you will also find an original piece of artwork my daughter has created. She has hopes of making her way in the world with her artwork. To that end she is starting a 3 year Fine Arts course at College this fall. Still not sure if she wants to go for the BA option or not. Has 3 years to firmly make up her mind on that.
Of course, no intro is complete without giving credit to my wonderful hubby, Mike. He has graciously gave up most of his workshop to my fibre ventures in the last few years and always lends a hand when I need one. He is also my French-English Translator when needed to better serve clients who prefer service en francais.