Happy Maker Monday!
This week we are featuring Marnie Milnes of Pickle and Co Fibres. She creates hand spun and dyed yarn that will make any yarn lover swoon! As with many of our makers and creatives Marnie is an experimenter. Many of her dyed creations are the result of these colorful experiments and we must say they made for some beautiful color combinations! You’ll have to see for yourself on her Instagram or Facebook – not to mention how soft and fluffy all the fibres look! Read on to learn more about Pickle and Co Fibres and Marnie’s story
: We’d love to hear a few things about yourself!
: Well hi! I am Marnie and I run a little yarn and fibre business called Pickle and Co Fibres. I am based out of a small beachside suburb called Woody Point, just north of Brisbane (which is the major city in the state Queensland, Australia).
: Give us a little background into how you got involved in the yarn and fibre world!
: It’s a weird little story – in a previous life I was a nurse in the Australian Army and had suffered some injuries that required surgery and with that, considerable time off from work. At the time I was living away from the my family and friends, my partner was away for work purposes, and I began crocheting as a means to keep my mind active and just do something. All my life I had been madly active and busy and suddenly I found myself isolated, unable to be active or occupied and quite unwell! So, I won’t lie, the crocheting became a bit of an obsession and I ended up with a lot of stock, which eventually was sold at a few markets. And as with many people who spend a lot of time working with yarn, your tastes change and I started learning more and getting interested in what made a good quality yarn, which then lead to trying my own dyeing and my own spinning!