I'm an Australian by birth but was very much influenced by my Hungarian mother, who helped nurture my passion. Hungary has a culture rich in textile crafts and living there as a young woman was a catalyst that inspired me to explore a variety of disciplines in the fibre arts: knitting, crochet, embroidery, and later felting, weaving, sewing, hand-spinning and hand-dyeing fibres.
I spent a few years in Iceland too - and still feel blessed to have learnt Fair Isle knitting, in a country that has made a huge impact in the knitting world with their unique wools.
My love of handcrafts led me to incorporate this into my teaching career too. I spent 5 years as a Handcraft teacher in a Waldorf Steiner school in Australia, teaching children the joy of mastering techniques in knitting, crochet, weaving, felting and sewing.
I love this fibre journey and continue to learn as much as I can. My recent foray into hand spinning opened up a whole new world for me! I found it deeply satisfying to explore the source of my passion by acquiring raw fleeces and learning the processes that went into making a skein of yarn.
To hold a beautiful handspun skein of yarn, to see the rich colours, to reflect on the journey of its creation- this transports me immediately to the many wonderful possibilities of working with my heart and hands.
It's this feeling of joy and inspiration that I'd love to share with you.