About

Welcome to My Spin on Things, my name is Janet Day (formerly Knoop) and I am a textile artist and tutor.  Bear with me as I tell you a little about myself and this passion I have for fibre, spinning and textured weaving.

I have a background in Fashion and Design and attended the Emily McPherson College pre RMIT in Melbourne.  I worked in the fashion industry for many years and really enjoyed my time with Vogue Colours as a Colour consultant.  In 2001 I attended a Hand Spinning class run by the ladies of Horsham and I instantly knew that I had found a craft that nourished my creative side.  I was fortunate to be taught by highly qualified and respected hand spinners who valued the  foundation techniques of hand spinning and fibre preparation.  So when I discovered Art Yarn Spinning through Lexi Boeger, I had a sound basis upon which to explore more adventurous techniques.

I now tutor at the Victorian Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild as well as run workshops on Spinning and Colour nationally and internationally.  I have exhibited my works in various exhibitions and sell my yarn and hand dyed fibre batts to knitters and spinners all over the world.

Every person whose craft relies on a piece of equipment, knows that quality and performance plays a vital role in the pleasure and the end result of their creative project.  That’s why My Spin on Things offers a range of quality Spinning Wheels, Looms, Carders and other related items which I personally use.  Spinners, knitters, felters and weavers will find something at My Spin on Things.  I am passionate about sharing and helping build the popularity of this craft and I love to share information in order to do that.  I look forward to any questions you may have I am more than happy to help with information that will enable you to make the right choice in relation to your creative journey.