Like many people I find it is hard to describe myself. I have progressed from a knitwear designer to a fiber artist (well I like to think so.) I love fiber and everything about spinning, yarn, knitting and the animals the fiber comes from.
I started out at the Fashion Institute of Technology before diving into the NYC fashion industry. Although I love fashion and design, I just didn't seem to fit in the whole NYC fashion world. Personally, I found that I couldn't adequately express my artistic capabilities there. I wanted to find out more about how to make yarn so I took a drop spinning class at The Yarn Company. I loved it and I was instantly hooked.
My first yarn!
Last summer I went out to the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair where I meet Tabbethia Haubold of Long Island Livestock Company. She has a 17 acre fiber farm in Yaphank, NY. She is a professional shearer and specializes in breeding and raising llamas. I was instantly intrigued and had to learn more from her so I went to spent a weekend with her at the farm. That's where I feel in love with llamas and one in particular stole my heart, his name is Insendio.
After having a fun filled weekend I reluctantly headed back to the city and my job. I let a few days go by before I again called Tabbethia... I needed to work there. So needless to say, I work there now and have been there for about 7 months. I got married and started a new job all in one month!
Since then fiber has consumed my life! I became part of the Spinning Study Group of Long Island and the Eastern Long Island Knitting Guild. I take every opportunity to learn something new. My dream would be to one day have my own farm and animals! Key word, DREAM.
My blog will be about my findings and experiences in the fiber world. I would love for this to be a place where we can all learn something new because I'm still learning as well.