I'm a fibreholic - slightly off beat, dancing to my own tune, a whizz at multi-tasking - I juggle being a wife; mother; fibre artist; consulting editor - textiles for Stitches magazine; yarn maker, indie dyer and owner of “ColourSpun – Natural Designer Yarns”; creative workshop presenter; author... and anything else that takes my fancy.
I am not one of those artists who use their work to make profound statements. I don’t plan my work to express deep feelings or beliefs. Mostly I am inspired by the beauty in things, sometimes in people, sometimes in nature and often in the materials I love to work with. The pieces I make often seem to create themselves as they develop and evolve into something completely different to what I have in mind at the start. I don’t follow rules but do believe that if something is worth doing it is worth doing well and stop if you’re not having fun.
I am a member of Fibreworks.
My work has been exhibited at home in South Africa, in the U.K., Brazil, Europe, U.S.A., Japan and New Zealand.
You can find my patterns under Dana Biddle, on Craftsy and Ravelry and on ColourSpun and Stitched Stuff on Etsy. Yarn and tools can be found on ColourSpun.com and on ColourSpun on Etsy and finished items on StitchedStuff on Etsy.