#awoollife: all the knowledge and prep and practice of wool and creating with wool has no finish line. There is no point at which I will be able to say, “there we go, that’s enough, I pretty much got all I need”. Lured and spellbound by spinning and wool, the desire is firmly planted. I could not imagine a life without this kind of naturalness.
Being pretty new, looking ahead, it’s a long road. Or is it a shorter road with lots and lots of roundabouts and cul-de-sacs? Doesn’t really matter much. As long as there is movement, an element of learning more often than not.
Some days it is how to spin a certain wool in different ways. Some days it’s how to get that wool washed and prepped. Sometimes it’s simply reading or forum chatting about wool…and wool tools, of course. Some days it’s this wheel vs. that wheel or a wheel vs. a spindle. And let’s not forget all the different kinds of wool there are in the world to explore. Limitless…
Oh that first step, and where to start…I’ve been putting it off almost 6 months now (this time). This site has been repurposed now for the third time. It started out as an art gallery website back in 2014/2015, went pretty well. Then as the gallery closed it’s doors, there was an attempt to transition into a pop-up gallery site which, unfortunately or fortunately, failed pretty miserably. I think it was more of a rebound business to fill the hole made by loosing the art gallery. Hole unfilled, it quickly moved to a personal site for my painting and yarn work.
Fiber Fate came into existence only a few short months ago in October 2019. I thought it would be fun to sell some of my handspun yarn at an outdoor mega market in Wimberely, TX, just south of my location in Austin. It is fun! I love trekking out there once a month to share the things I love – handspun yarn, crocheted accessories, fiber for spinning, paintings and prints.
So, here I go, getting the website better organized, better maintained, adding some projects that have been sitting on the back-burner, and starting the BLOG. Once the blog is started, it’s all-in, haha.