Why I’m Here

20140113-200633.jpgSpin, knit, weave…I LOVE these areas, for a multitude of reasons. One of the main drivers is that I am fascinated with things that go to the root of who we are–things or ideas that existed before the world of modern technology. Instead of being pastimes, these were things needed for our very survival.

I love to blog, and I love to make stuff.  I decided last year that everything I sell on my Etsy site will be used to support a non profit organization in Peru called Awamaki.  I recoup my cost of supplies, but the rest of the profits are donated to them–I really believe in the work they are doing and the positive impact they are making in that area.

I do have a day job, so my escapades are limited to my time off.  I’ve just learned to make the most of that, and it’s a good balance!

I’ve recently gotten into starting with the fleece to get to the yarn to get to the finished product, and it’s quite a journey…but I LOVE it!  Stay tuned for future adventures!

12 thoughts on “Why I’m Here

  1. You have a nice setup here. Loving your blog posts, and I am jealous of your drum carder! ( : I specialize in natural dyeing in my fiber arts work, so let me know if you have any questions!

    • Thank you!! I am super interested in natural dying–I will take you up on that! The carder is a brother..very affordable and gets the job done! I am really happy with it.

      • Ah, yes, I have the Brother in my sights–just a little more to save up! Please do bug me with any natural dyeing qs. I teach natural dyeing for some local fiber arts shop and a weavers guild, and truly love sharing the knowledge!

  2. Leah, thanks for your note. I love your blog and I love your spinning even more! You are good–and creative. I am a baby spinner and have much to learn. I over spin like crazy. But I love it and I am intent on using my yarn. I tell my husband there are only two steps backwards to owning sheep. That scares him to death. Your life sounds idyllic with fresh salmon for dinner. I look forward to following your fiber adventures.

    • Thank you so much for your comments! I laughed at the owning sheep part..we live in a two bedroom condo and I keep saying a sheep would look great on the balcony!

  3. So glad to have found this blog! I am a teacher at an independent school here in Seattle called Puget Sound Community School and will be facilitating a week-long “Intensive” course on yarn and where it comes from. The last day (hopefully) will be about spinning, even though I am a newbie at best. I know you have a day job (ah, don’t we all!) but I thought I’d check about the feasibility of you coming in to do a demonstration and/or talk about spinning. Feel free to send me an email if this sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and work with us on the blog! – Crysta

    • Hi there..I don’t, actually. I usually card the wool I buy in really small batches and haven’t tried sending it out. Jacob’s wool is lovely though!!

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