Combining multiple aspects of textile design gives a unique perspective to my work. For more than 20 years, my hands have manipulated fibre in an attempt to interpret what I see around me. I am unwilling to remain static in my design. This compulsion to reinvent my craft keeps me challenged, and gives my textile design a voice.
The exploration of textile design is a drug to me, a constant push forward from an invisible hand. Hand dyeing, spinning, knitting, crocheting and weaving —in combination —–give me what I need to complete a design. Now I even have kits which include hand spun yarn and a pattern, for people who already knit. These patterns and kits will be released on the site and the patterns available on Ravelry.
Beautiful designs start with the wool and end with the mastery in your own hands. In 2012, with Birkeland Bros. moving to Abbotsford, I moved classes and workshops to my home studio in Vancouver. Spinning, knitting, free form crochet, and carding classes are all available.