Sustainable Spinning: Unlock Earth's Secrets!
Steffes Spotlight: March 2023
Join Aliza Novacek-Olson, a former history professor and fiber artist, as she takes you on a journey through the fascinating world of sustainable spinning and fiber arts. Raised in Greenbush and inspired by her grandmother's crochet skills, Aliza embarked on a fulfilling journey to master spinning and other fiber arts techniques.
In this video, Aliza shares her passion for spinning, weaving, felting, and more. She explores the historical context of these crafts and how they connect us to the earth and its resources. Through her experiences with alpacas, llamas, and angora rabbits, Aliza demonstrates how using your own fibers can be both sustainable and rewarding.
Witness Aliza's transformative journey from a novice spinner with a cheap wheel to a skilled fiber artist, thanks to the guidance of a spinning guild in Bemidji, Minnesota. She emphasizes the importance of preserving these traditional crafts and how they can help us be more environmentally conscious.
With her infectious enthusiasm and love for her craft, Aliza encourages viewers to try their hand at spinning and other fiber arts. She believes that anyone can learn these skills and experience the same sense of fulfillment and connection to the past that she has found. Whether it's through spinning wool, weaving on an inkle loom, or creating unique felted sculptures, Aliza believes that fiber arts can bring joy and relaxation to our lives.
Discover the secrets of sustainable spinning and unlock the potential of fiber arts to connect us with the earth and its history. Tune in to learn more about Aliza's journey and how you, too, can embark on your own adventure into the world of fiber arts!
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