We’ll start with the basics, who is the Gnome of “Gnomespun?”
::waves:: Hi, my name is Dan, and I am the Gnome. I conceive and spin the yarns for Gnomespun, largely on an old and well used Ashford Traditional that’s still technically on “extended loan” from my Mother (Hey, I can’t blame her, I wouldn’t want to part with it officially either). It serves me well.
Gnomespun grew from a passing joke to a whimsy to an idea before becoming a full fledged plan at Rhinebeck 2008. And thanks largely to a large group of horrible enablers, I mean friends (is there really a difference?), Gnomespun was born.
So, here I am, a young biochemist dyeing, spinning, and selling my own handspun yarns. In my “spare” time I also crochet, knit, and more among my many polycraftual pastimes. I love the feel of creation, from the light bulb of conception to the tactile sensation of genesis to a real, tangible product, and so here I am, with my own little gnomish corner of the fiber world, spinning away.
I’ve talked a little more about how I got to be the way I am, and doing what I do, HERE, if you’re curious.
For more information about what’s going on now with Gnomespun, check out the blog at The Roving Gnome
The lovely gnomes of the Gnomespun brand were created by Halfsparkle Studios. You can see Kira’s work at Halfsparkle.com