Fibre artist and instructor.
I can easily say that fibres, of all types and sources, from their history to their processing, provide me with a sense of fulfillment.
How it started
I started knitting when I became pregnant (tadah!) with my first child. I was quite unsatisfied with my progress until I realized that there were many ways to knit. I did my research and found what is today called 'Portuguese Knitting'. Since then I became unstoppable. I knit my way through university, visited festivals, joined groups and KALs. I discovered the meaning of a community, of sharing hobbies. And I had the immense privilege of meeting individuals from all backgrounds. Many amongst them supported and encouraged me to share what knowledge I had acquired.
As a geeky and obsessive person, I always had more questions: how do we make yarn, what is it made out of, what are the animals, the plants, what are the processes? How do fibres behave, what do I do to handle them properly? This led me to spinning, history, ethics and all the other goodies that accompany a full-blown passion.
Today, I'm committed to share my enthusiasm and to develop in my own ways a local culture of textiles, based on diversity and educated knowledge of fibres and their usage.
I'm currently pursuing my studies in the Master Spinner program at Olds College.
I teach privately and at events many subjects pertaining to spinning and knitting. I strive every time to personalize a subject’s theory for each of my students. I also offer educational conferences on fibres to reveal their characteristics and history.
As an artist, I sell my creations; Portuguese knitting brooches and fibre blends that reflect my ethics and values.