2. Your Ravelry username?
I am SpaceCadetCreates. And there is a SpaceCadet Creations group on Ravelry too.
3. What do you make?
I make beautiful hand-dyed yarns and fibers by mixing each colour by hand from primaries. Every yarn and fiber-braid is unique.
4. How did you get into making stuff?
I have been a fiber freak ever since I begged my mother for spinning lessons way back when I was 11 years old! I taught myself to knit when I was 19, took up spinning a decade later, and picked up a degree in Textiles and Clothing while I was at it. But it's dyeing -- creating all those wonderful colours! -- that really gets my blood pumping.
5. What is your favorite thing about the local fiber community?
I love how welcoming and supportive crafters are to one another. If you ask a knitter to teach you to knit or a spinner to teach you to spin, she'll not only do it, but probably invite you to her knitting or spinning group, and end up being a friend too. It happens all the time, and I just love being part of a community like that!
6. How does what you do/make influence the rest of your life, and vice versa?
Probably the coolest thing about dyeing is that inspiration is simply all around me. I see colours I want to create everywhere I look, and am constantly filled with exciting ideas!
7. Any funny stories, words of wisdom, something else to share about you or your business?
When I was a kid and I’d do something dumb, my dad would call me a “Space Cadet”. He said it with love but it wasn't a compliment ...and I did a lot of dumb things as a kid! So I decided a long time ago that when I finally worked up the courage to break out of the mould of ordinary work and do something creative -- something I wanted to be proud of -- I was going to call my little venture "SpaceCadet". And baptise that old nickname with a brand-new meaning.