Hi! My name is Joy and I would like to introduce you to my farm and studio.

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I’m a fiber artist and a woodworker. I make drop spindles and other wooden tools for fiber folks. I also make bags,  backpacks and purses, and eventually I will provide whole fleeces already dyed and prepared for spinning, focusing mostly on rare and endangered breeds of sheep.  Other things I do include spinning wool into yarn for knitters and other fiber artists, as well as knitting lace shawls and other accessories for my friends who do not enjoy making things themselves. Oh, and I love to make toys!

I live on a small farm where we currently only have a few sheep, but that will change as our lives change. There are more sheep and some goats in our future, as well as chickens.

goose smackdown

Can you tell the goose and I had been having a hard day? Fortunately we have mostly good days most of the time! I love to spend my time knitting, dying, spinning and making drop spindles. I have a background in fine art woodworking, ceramics, jewelry and art history, as well as a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.  I like to do lots of different things, including spending time with our animals and walking through the cedar woods that surround our little farm.

We are often to be found at local craft shows, fiber events and other arts shows in the middle Tennessee area so come on out and find us. Our list of currently scheduled shows is here.

Please see our products pages here. My hand drawn mandalas and other artwork can also be found/viewed/purchased at knitnick.deviantart.com

 

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