Cynthia has been interested in fiber work since she was a young child in Nova Scotia. Her Great Aunt Hattie taught her how to tat, knit, and crochet when she was six. She began making most of her clothes when she was 12 using her mother’s old Singer sewing machine.
Today, she spins, knits, felts, anything to keep her hands busy. For twenty years, she was a professional weaver specializing in Ikat weaving, a tie and resist warp and weft dye method, in silk and wool, made into shawls, kimonos, jackets and coats.
At the farm, they have a flock of seven
Romney sheep for wool and meat, which gives her enough wool to keep her and the apprentices busy all year. There is nothing more satisfying than creating your own clothing from wool taken from your own sheep and nothing more tactile and relaxing than feeling the fiber run through your fingers.