Handdyed Fibers, Handspun Yarn & Handwovens

Welcome to Free Range Fiber Studio

I spin with a variety of fibers that tend toward finer micron counts for next-to-skin softness. I dye almost all of my own fiber whether it is the wool, silk, alpaca or nylon I incorporate.  From singles to extremely textured handspun art yarn and from simple dyed roving braids to complex art batts, I love making it all. And when I do weave scarves and shawls with my yarn, it is like painting with fiber.

HANDWOVENS

HANDWOVENS

My fiber journey started with my desire to weave with my own yarn. I now combine commercial with handspun and am hoping to focus more on handwovens.

HANDSPUN YARN

HANDSPUN YARN

I find spinning yarn is simultaneously calming and creative, whether it is single, plied or art yarn. The fiber and color inspire the type of yarns I make.

HANDDYED FIBERS

HANDDYED FIBERS

I dye my own wool, silk and other fibers. Braids of breed-specific roving are available as well as rolags and art batts that include a variety of fibers.

HAVE FIBER , WILL TRAVEL

HAVE FIBER , WILL TRAVEL

‘Free Range’ is actually intended to describe me, the fiber artist, instead of just the fiber. Working from home plus an empty nest and some great AirBNB rentals means I am able to take my version of a portable fiber studio on the road, which is often.

LET'S TALK ABOUT TOOLS

LET'S TALK ABOUT TOOLS

Whenever I start searching for new tools, I like to hear the opinions of other fiber artists. So I decided to include a section on the tools I use and why, the equipment I’ve sold, books I find useful, and a list of my favorite used equipment sites.

BLOG

BLOG

Truth: Blogging is a challenge for me. It helps that fiber friends encourage me to talk about my creative process, what I’ve got in the dye pot or on the loom, how I manage to cart my studio around, and where one can find me and my work