Some people have asked me why I call myself woolbrain and that it is not a very nice term! So I will tell you how it came about… Well, for me I thought about wool and yarn a lot, initially I thought of wool- on -the- brain but that was way to long. I did know about the term woolbrain….foggy brained and to be perfectly honest I do feel like that sometimes so it seemed like a good fit. I hope this clears things up for all of you:)
I am a wife, mother and artisan living in Canada on the lovely West Coast of British Columbia. Inspired by my surroundings of nature, the ocean and our garden. I am crazy about knitting, felting, sewing and embroidery.
I am an advocate of recycling. Thrift store hunting is a favourite past time especially for wool articles which I can felt and use to create other items.
Embroidery has been a part of my life since my early days. I enjoyed looking at old embroidered pillowcases, crewel work and tablecloths. My first introduction to a person who made a living from creating embroideries was Judith Baker Montano whom I met at a local Quilters Guild meeting. I was hopeless at quilting but loved the silk ribbon work.
Knitting craziness started about twenty years ago when my children were small. We used to meet up with a group of Mum’s and children and help each other to knit. Although I taught myself to knit when I was a child I have only recently improved my skills in an effort to improve my brain!