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I grew up in a big yellow house, a Bed & Breakfast, in South Haven, Cape Breton. I will forever be grateful to my mother for always finding a way to get me to the local Gaelic College each summer. There I explored the many Scottish traditions but weaving and spinning really resonated with me! Instilled in me was a deep love and appreciation for wool and its incredible versatility!
After years of spinning on a drop spindle I graduated to producing homespun art yarns by treadling an old cast iron Singer sewing machine base inspired by the Salish peoples of B.C. I have indulged my fibre addiction further by exploring the ancient world of felting with a strong focus on locally grown fibres, even dog hair!
These wove, knit, handspun and felted pieces have led to there being much Ewephoria Felt!
I also repurpose neck ties, doilies and seat belts into bags and garments to be worn.
Article published in At Home On The North Shore by one of my students in a weaving on an a rigid heddle loom workshop.
There is an awesome magazine called Ply in which each issue is on a single topic. I was inspired by the theme POWER and my writing was chosen and published.
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