Hello! My name is Nicole, the hands and heart behind The Spinnacle, and I’m so excited to connect with you.
Established in 2014, “The Spinnacle Fiber Arts” is the natural progression of my ever-increasing obsession with textile arts.
My passion for colour is tangled up in every aspect of my life, and it brings me such joy to be able to share my zest for color with you. I’m happiest when I’m up to my elbows in a dyepot, grooving to Beyonce, or combing my fiber stash for the perfect shade of teal to put into my batts. I take my inspiration from the world around me, often jotting down an idea for a new colorway during a movie, or scratching out a quote from my latest book obsession at 3 am.
I live with a constant need to create; hands perpetually knitting; eye to camera lens; cooking colourful dishes; painting; composing and studying music. I dream up yarn, cook up new colors of dye, photograph it, all while singing with my earphones in, catching up on Game of Thrones, or exploring an audiobook.
I hand dye yarn, drum card batts and spin yarn with an eye on Mother Natures’ stunning, shifting color palates. I live on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada, whose dramatic landscapes of ocean, mountains and evergreen forest continually inform and inspire my art!
I took up spinning by chance, after being gifted some fiber for my 19th birthday. As a lifelong knitter, I immediately loved the idea of being able to create yarn just the way I wanted it. I thought that spinning would be much better therapy for my legs than physio as I am a wheelchair-user, and I’ve never looked back! That expanded into dyeing yarn and designing patterns and the rest is history!
I wrote a blog where I shared my experiences with Lyme disease, crafty exploits, and latest vegan recipes at www.BiteMeBack.com.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I do crafting them <3.
Peace & love,
aka The Spinnacle