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About Emma

My name is Em, and I am a fibrephile, crafty jack-of-all-trades, video game geek, and knitting addict. When I am not dyeing, knitting, spinning, sewing, or designing, I am an at-home parent to my three year old daughter.

I am an avid crafter of many varieties - I began dyeing yarn to feed my knitting habit, and fibre to fuel my spinning wheels. I weave, sew, embroider, and occasionally crochet as well - if it's tactile and colourful, I'm all over it! I adore natural fibres, particularly wool in all its forms. 

Everything Old is the outlet for my creativity and passion for all textile arts. I work from my home in beautiful Victoria, BC, where my kitchen and dining room have become my studio. I love colour and texture, and I like to take a hands-on, painterly approach to my dyeing (this most often results in dyed fingers and counter tops!). I aim to take a slightly wild approach to colour while producing the highest quality materials. My education spans both art history and fashion design, and I like to bring a sense of both into my work. I love the way the ancient crafts of knitting, spinning, and weaving are evolving to inspire new generations. I hope my love for colour and high quality supplies feeds your habit too.