Sunday, July 18, 2010
The spinning nun
NO...not the flying nun...
I'd like you to meet Michelle Mueller. If you happen to know her already, or her yarns, then you probably don't need to read the rest of this posting. If you don't, well...she is someone you would love to know, and her yarns are some of the best you'll ever be fortunate enough to hold in your hands and knit with.
I met her years ago in Arroyo Seco, long before I had the shop. At that time, she was spinning for 10-12 hours a day in her yurt, high atop a mountain north of Taos in a location you'd practically have to be a scout or mountain goat to find. There she plied her magic on her fibers and left Taos only long enough to sell her yarns at the big consumer shows...Stitches East and West, to be specific...then back to her hideaway to make more.
Many of you may have heard of her yarns and purchased them at these shows under her business name: Widdershin Woolworks. Well, here's the good news...after a five year hiatus in India (where she became a Tibetan Buddhist nun), she's back, and has her dye pots going and her wheel flying. Instead of traveling to the shows right now, she has jumped into cyberspace with the rest of us...and has opened an Etsy shop to sell her wares. Please stop by and say hi to her, and cheer her on while she goes through this crash course in going from third world to learning computer skills, photography skills, etc.
In fact...she's having an introductory sale on her Etsy shop today...a great way to indulge in some top notch yarn at wholesale pricing. Go check it out!!!