Welcome to Claire's web site!
I was taught to knit by my grandmother when I was 6 years old, by the time I was
13 I was hand knitting jumpers using commercial knitting patterns.
I have been hand spinning different
fibres for over 20 years,then hand knitting the fibre in to garments that I have designed myself.
I use eco friendly fibres such as wool, silk, alpaca, mohair, soya protein and bamboo.
The natural dyes
I use are from plants that I grow in my garden or plants I get from the hedgerow when I am out for a walk.
I have had articles in-
Sheep,Goats and Alpacas
I am a full member of the of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen where I sell
my work along with Powdermill Pottery on Dartmoor, and Higher Street Gallery, Dartmouth
I have had many
solo exhibitions of my work across the South West of England including Gallery 1 at the Phoenix Art centre
in Exeter Devon
I am the author of 'Hand Spinning and natural dyeing' this is
available in bookshops across the UK and in the USA