11 October 2013

Introducing Cat & Sparrow :-)

I am so excited to introduce Cat & Sparrow Fibres, a collaboration of fibre creations between two friends: Cat (me) and Sparrow (a.k.a. Rachael Prest of The Sparrow Makes). Rachael and I met when I bought her wheel last year, yes you may remember the excitement I had when I acquired "Charlotte" the Ashford traditional. Rachael was the seller who very understandingly let me took the wheel there and then, and we have become friends since. As we both experimented with creating fibre and yarn we thought it would be a good idea to team up and sell at local makers' markets, and Cat & Sparrow Fibres was born.

Last Sunday we took part in our first big market at the Gisborne Olde Time Market and we had a ball!
The turn out was great and we all made sales, and I even got my first commission! A lady who didn't spin fell in love with some of my batts and commissioned me to spin them up for her :-)
Rachael wrote our first blog posting in Cat & Sparrow and we also started our Facebook page, link is here. We'd love it if you could give us some encouragement and "like" our page :-)

Wow, who could have thought buying a spinning wheel on eBay would lead into this exciting fibre adventure!

Thanks for dropping by, there is more fibre arts fun at Wisdom Begins in Wonder. Indulge your creative side and join the party!


  1. Congrats on your new business and having fun with a friend while doing it.

  2. Those batts? Seriously. I want.


  3. Nice fibers! I took a peek at your Etsy shop; lovely things. I will bookmark you and be back.

    Visiting from Wisdom Begins...

  4. So exciting to have a real life fiber business (not just online), and work with a friend to boot! You've made such incredible progress in spinning, weaving, dyeing in the past year, unbelievable!

  5. Congratulations and good luck on your new venture!!!!!

  6. Thank you all for the encouragement, really appreciate it!

  7. Oooh, how exciting! Congratulations on all of it, and of course that batt is gorgeous. Can't wait to see how the commission spins up.