An adventure for advanced spinners into exotic fibres like silks, mohair, qiviut, flax, cotton, cashmere, Llama, alpaca, camel, bamboo and other viscose fibres, Icelandic, yak, angora…Then, putting them together with novelty techniques like tufting, core spinning, wrapping, boucle.
As a life-long knitter, seamstress, and clothing designer, her love of fibre, colour and textiles has been a continuous thread throughout. But hand spinning grabbed Leslie Hauck through an orangey-pine drop spindle 36 years ago, and has never let go. Utilizing anything that is spinnable from Sable Island pony hair to milkweed pod silk, handling fibers, working with colour and texture, spinning and creating yarns is a passion for Leslie; so, too, is passing on that excitement through demonstrating to the public and teaching students. Teaching and demonstrating for the last 17 years, she opened her Studio space by the sea in Nova Scotia 9 years ago to offer all levels of students a gorgeous natural environment for learning and relaxing ― finding balance in yarn and life.