Intro time! I’ve been wanting to do a video but haven’t had childfree time to do a little video. So I’ll write a blurb.
I’m Bonnie and I’m a Canadian living in New Zealand. I’ve lived here for over 11 years now but originally from west coast BC, Canada.
I’m 35 and have three kids, 11yo, 5yo and 2.5yo.
I learned to knit when I was about 7 but have consistently knit now for the past 12 years.
My partner (also Canadian) and I moved to NZ in 2007 with our eldest when he was 8 weeks old. I was terribly lonely and bought a sewing machine and started up a little clothing line in 2007 called Lone Moose Clothing, specialising in Merino baby hoodies and apparel.
In 2009 I started training as a midwife and started practicing in 2012. I recently made the decision to change careers back to textiles as my creative brain needed the constant outlet and my kids needed me around.
I have been dyeing wool for 9 years and started spinning wool at the same time. I don’t spin much these days but have picked up weaving.
Union Fibre is more than just Indie Dyeing and a part time job for me. It’s a way for me to connect with a huge fibre community that I love and appreciate.
I’m hoping to learn knitwear design. I learned how to do pattern design and drafting for apparel but keen to apply my skills to designing the knitwear that suits my aesthetic and height (I’m 5’10”). And I love an androgynous style aesthetic. I buy half my clothing at Barkers and steal some from my partner’s half of the closet 😬. Feel free to ask me any questions about myself or about Union Fibre!
Thank you for following along! The support means so much to me 👊🏼💖
Laceweight yarn is amazing. I've been knitting this wrap for nine weeks, three trips, three countries, two transatlantic flights, and one never-ending 700-meter skein! @hedgehogfibres silk/merino in Piggy Bank. #nevernotknitting#notspeedy#travelknitting
Вообще, я не настолько медленно вяжу, просто дойдя до подрезов и примерив, поняла, что получается ну оооочень широко и вообще не айс( Так что распустила до ажура и дальше пилю уже без прибавок 😋
А на конопле, кстати, и незаметно почти, что вяжется из распущенной и не расправленной нити 👍
#вяжу с #клубокизвращенцев#yumesweater