I really want to thank Susannne of SussesSpindehjrne for being my very first sponsor for Crafts of Texture, it is wonderful to be sponsored by a customer, spinning buddy and someone who makes some beautiful things for us to buy.
To give her more of a thank you I have interviewed Susanne for our Indie Top Picks. Please read on and visit her shop to help give her some support in return.
When/how did you start Susses Spindehjørne?
I started Susses Spindehjørne in July 2011 and you can find me on Etsy at www.etsy.com/dk-en/shop/SussesSpindehjrne.
As a child I loved to sit next to my grandmother, who sewed on her treadle sewing machine while I assembled pieces, ribbons and nice buttons which I transformed into the most beautiful dolls cloths (at least in my eyes: 0)), and from my aunt, who crochet and knit, I learned the craft from scratch.
When I went to college back in the early eighties, I was infected by a spinning and fibre mad teacher who taught me EVERYTHING about wool, spinning and natural dyeing, an occupation that has lasted since, with a break of approx. 25 years when life demanded other priorities, if my kids should have clothes to wear.
Back in 2008, a good colleague came and asked me if I could help her to spin some dog wool, and this opened my eyes to the truly enormous progress that has been on the fibre area.
I spent the next 3 years spinning and dyeing lots of fibres and several people asked if they could buy my yarns and rovings... I finally got the courage to open a shop on Etsy.
What are your biggest craft inspirations (where you get most ideas from)?
I love colours and I refer mostly to my garden and the nature around me. Sometimes I use a fairy-tale, movie, music or a historical period... my last dyeing theme was from the Renaissance.
What is your favourite fibre craft and why?
This is difficult, I LOVE knitting, crocheting and spinning, but think I find spinning most relaxing and my therapy in busy times. It´s a pleasure to make something unique from the single staple to a finished garment, with all the care and thoughts in it, all through your own ideas.
What is your favourite wool fibre to work with and why?
This is another hard one ;0) I like Bluefaced Leicester and mohair, which make the most perfect sock yarn (I love spinning sock yarn) and then Gotland is a big favourite, because it is an old Scandinavian breed. I have started studying the old Shetland and Falkland knitters work, and through this I'm now fascinated by those breeds to, and wish to spin the perfect yarn for project inspired from those knitters.
Please go and visit Susanne's shop at Susses Spindehjrne.
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Have a wonderful day... Sara x