Homespun Yarn Party

March 18, 2018 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cosette Cornelius-Bates, Cosymakes


1. What is your website?
etsy shops: and

2. Your username?

3. Where are you located?
pittsburgh, pa

4. What do you make?
handspun yarn, roving, knit goods (which i will not be bringing to the yarn party), patterns.


5. Do you make fiber/yarn/etc. full-time?
i do! i teach, knit, dye, spin, recycle sweaters, and design patterns full time.

6. How did you get into making stuff?
i had just gotten into knitting when my husband and i moved to vancouver, bc. the wool shop that i liked best and that was nearest my house was literally a wool shop. they had a small amount of yarn, a lot of processed roving for spinners, and other forms of wool for quilters etc. the front of the shop was tiny and there were spinning wheels everywhere. i noticed they had spinning lessons so my friends sarah and i signed up, next thing you knew we also signed up for dyeing, i found 2 spinning wheels at a thrift store and voila! a fiber artist in the making.

7. How long have you been doing this?
knitting 6 years. spinning and dyeing 3.5 years. full time? i just started being full full time in january 2009. yikes!

8. Where do you find inspiration?
from everything. experiences, memories, creation, other people...

9. Any funny stories, words of wisdom, something else to share about you or your business?
my first full size adult sweater was knit for a movie - to be worn by the actor viggo mortensen


1 comment:

Bette's Bags said...

Did you say your FIRST Full sized sweater was for the guy in Lord of the Rings?

Very impressive!