I started young . . . .
I’m Gina and 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 year has seen a lot of changes and now due to Covid-19 my workshops have been 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 have been turning my attention towards building up the retail side of my business and have been developing my shop – Spring Mill Terrace.
I started on Etsy and am now selling my hand crafted items here on my shop page.