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.
I'm a geeky and obsessive person with a diverse background. All my childhood I went to specialized public music schools. From a young age I was obsessed with East Asian culture(s). I eventually went to university to study the field and learn Mandarin and Japanese. From there I stumbled upon Linguistics and all the science behind language, which enabled me to fall in love with the logic behind knitting.
I'm a fervent Portuguese Style knitter and knit everything inside out to enjoy those easy-peasy purl stitches. Studying the history and anthropology of knitting methods was my trigger. 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.
I'm now 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.
Privately and at events, I teach 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.