For more than 45 years I have had a love of handwork. It started when I first learned how to embroider, knit and crochet around the age of 10. Over the years I have dabbled in nearly all aspects of handworking fibers. For 17 years, while raising my kids, I raised a handspinning flock of sheep, angora rabbits and angora goats. I learned to shear the sheep & goats, how prepare fleeces for spinning, acid & natural dyeing, spinning, felting, some weaving and various affiliated crafts. But my favorite activities are still knitting and crocheting.
From August 2009 through October 2016 it was my pleasure to work with many fiber hobbyists while working in Jimmy Beans Wool’s brick and mortar retail shop. During my time in the retail end of things, I learned that some of the biggest frustrations for nearly every yarn enthusiast is a lack of friendly, helpful support when needed and that online can be a confusing place to learn if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Over the years of teaching I have learned that every knitter and crochet is different. Our brains are wired differently. We come with different life experiences and challenges. We see things from different perspectives and have different expectations. I am constantly learning from my students how to better help each one of them, to work with where they are and as the wonderfully unique individual they are. As a result I teach to the individual and don’t try to fit the individual into a technique that doesn’t work for them.
Knitters & crocheters need to know that if they tackle a project that may be just beyond their current abilities, that there is a friendly, helpful, compassionate person to turn to for help when needed. I am here for you to fill this need.
Please let me know how I may serve you.