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Monday, March 2, 2009

Sheila Rovelstad Designs, Wullenstudio Designer Yarns

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1. What is your website? and email?
Website is: www.knitswithsticks.com
E-mail is: sheila@www.knitswithsticks.com

2. Your Ravelry.com username?
SheilaR

3. Where are you located?
Columbia, Maryland

4. What do you make?
Hand-dyed yarns and sterling silver, crystal and semi-precious stone stitch markers

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5. Do you make fiber/yarn/etc. full-time?
Yes.

6. How did you get into making stuff?
7. How long have you been doing this?
Have been knitting for 51 years, also weave and spin. I started dying my own fibers nearly 30 years ago to get exactly what I wanted to use in my work. No one in my family even knit, I was drawn to knitting at a young age with my friends.

8. Where do you find inspiration?
I find my inspirations in music, art, nature and everyday life.

9. Any funny stories, words of wisdom, something else to share about you or your business?
I think that I unintentionally found a husband who just accepted that I did all these things. His mother was an artist and he never questioned that I made art also. When I order yarn, it comes in bales, he was amazed to learn that you could just buy a hank at a yarn store! Then there is the subject of needles...when I buy a new set, he always says, "oh good, you were almost out!" I didn't look for him, we just found each other...he even gets that I need space in the house for a studio.

When my children were little and began going to other friend's houses for play dates, they were forever asking where their parents made art in their houses.

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Sheila Rovelstad will be sharing a table with Vicki Embry.

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