I first began studying art
in high school, and for four years learned many
basics of color, layout, composition, drawing,
and sculpture. I continued with more in-depth art
studies for a few years in college before
deciding on a major in Spanish, which eventually
took me to Spain.
I learned knitting while living in Spain from a
woman who was the fastest, most
accomplished knitter I have ever met. She does
not use patterns, so that was the way I learned
as well, designing garments on paper if necessary before
knitting them. There were some fabulous yarns in Europe
that caught my interest, so I bought all I could stuff into my
luggage before returning.
Once back in the states, I discovered that the bulk of the
readily-available yarns were what I called "grandma afghan"
yarns - thick acrylic four-ply. I wasn't disappointed
long, though, when I discovered with amazement
that many people were still practicing the art of handspinning
yarn from sheep's wool and other fibers. I
soon found a teacher who gave me a 2-hour lesson on a
drop spindle and a wheel. I walked out of her
studio with a Louet wheel, bobbins, fiber, and
the excitement of having spun my first rope...
Other fiber and bead arts developed as the years
went by, and now I dabble in quite a few types of
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