My passions are knitting and spinning. I love the feel of the silky, jewel-bright yarn gliding through my fingers . . . watching the intricately designed sweater take shape before my eye . . . the soothing hum of the spinning wheel almost magically turning wool into yarn.

And now I have added sewing to my repertoire. I am starting out with bags, and my ultimate goal is to make clothes for myself. I love historic costumes, especially from the 16th and 17th centuries, and from the 19th century up to 1929.