From now on, I’ll be doing monthly fiber updates! For those of you who don’t know, I also spend my hours doing contract work creating batts, or fiber blends, for people to spin into yarn.
I started crocheting when I was 12 years old, and I’ve been crafting ever since then. I got a sewing machine, started scrapbooking, cross stitch, needlepoint, latchhook, paper crafts, drawing, painting, and more. I have always been the creative type (by the way: I’m currently reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and it is AMAZING).
When I was pregnant with my son at 19, I started learning how to spin. A few years later, I found a local spinning studio and became employed within a few short months. I learned how to spin, knit, weave, and the creative process behind Abby Franquemont over at AbbysYarns. While I worked there, I learned how to make Batts the AbbyBatts way.
I graduated college and gave Corporate America a shot. When it didn’t work out, I started my own business and began doing contract work for Abby again.
Lately, we’ve been CRAZY busy prepping to have enough inventory for the DFW Fiber Fest in April! We dropped some super special new listings. These are special because I made them with luxury corriedale, baby camel, and silk. They’re AMAZING to spin! Here’s my own project with Maize:
So if you spin yarn and are looking for fiber, check out Abby’s website here, where I made all the batts: