About Me

I started young . . . .

I’ve been a woolly devotee since I lived on a farm as a child and used to help the farmer to hand-rear the orphaned lambs.  I started knitting when I was in my teens and my interest in spinning was sparked in 2008 when various podcasts I listened to were all beginning to talk about it.

I taught myself to spin on a home made drop spindle using books and online resources, mainly YouTube.  Then, thoroughly obsessed, I bought my first wheel (a little Kromski Prelude).

I then joined several guilds and spinning groups in Surrey and once my experience grew I began demonstrating and teaching spinning and fibre preparation to many people at various events around the country.  

I love to share my obsession and was recently named as “the only woman I know to bring a spinning wheel to a party”.  

 I am a qualified NNEB nursery nurse and in 2014 I started running Woolly Workshop After School Clubs at a small primary school in Wimbledon. My expertise lies in teaching absolute beginners and children and after a move across the country I am now based in South Wales.    

This last year and a bit has seen a lot of changes and due to Covid-19 my workshops were stopped in their tracks somewhat.

Since Caerphilly, Wales and all of the rest of us have been subject to lockdowns and restrictions on our movement I turned my attention towards building up the retail side of my business and have developed my shop – Spring Mill Terrace.

I started on Etsy and am now selling my hand crafted items here on my shop page.

I am now very pleased to be able to announce that Woolly Workshops can resume and am busy scheduling new dates both here in Caerphilly and at the outside venues where I teach.