Yesterday, I had a brilliant idea. I shared it with a few of my Instagram spinning mates and they were all for it.
Starting today, I will post weekly about a spotlight spinner from the #spin15in15 group on Instagram. I have 5-7 questions for them to answer and share with you. I’ll post a brief bit on Instagram and then direct the folks over here for the full-blown version.
Today’s Spotlight Spinner is @anne.choi
Q. Favorite fiber to spin? Anne: Cormo, Rambouillet, Polwarth, Babydoll Southdown, Silk, Kid Mohair, Cashmere, Camel, & Yak (I know you asked for my favorite, but come on, that’s like asking for a favorite shoe: depends on the occasion, right?)
Q. Do you prefer worsted or woolen methods of spinning? Anne: Modified Woolen
Q. Who or what inspires you? Anne: Cooking up ideas and bouncing them off my real-life and virtual fiber community.
Q. Any future spinning goals? Anne: I am currently working on putting together kits with a pattern and handspun yarn, which means dying and spinning about 50 oz. of one consistent colorway and thickness.
Q. Do you knit, weave, or gift/sell your handspun? Anne: I am a haphazard knitter, and doing my best to resist the siren call of a Saori loom. I find it easier to gift the things that I make than to sell them, but I sell too.
Q. What has Instagram done for you in spinning? Anne: IG (mostly the hashtag #spin15in15) has opened the door to the incredibly diverse spinning community. I went from being a social media hermit to become a brazen fiber exhibitionist and voyeur.
Q. Without spinning, what might your other passions be? Anne: Before being a fiber enthusiast, I was an avid gardener and cook. I need to create things the way other people feel compelled to clean things.
If you haven’t seen much of Anne’s work, go take a look on Instagram, @anne.choi
I want to thank Anne for taking the time to answer these fiber-minded questions and for being part of the #spin15in15 movement on Instagram.