Artemis learned to spin in 2000. Her mother taught her to knit and crochet as a teenager, so spinning her own yarn seemed to be a logical next step in the fiber journey. Her first spinning experience was on a drop spindle purchased a few years earlier at an outdoor museum. Frustrated with trying to following the instructions on her own and having no luck, she decided to find a teacher. She was immediately hooked on spinning on a drop spindle and quickly progressed to a spinning wheel. While a wheel is faster, Artemis loves the portability of a spindle and continues to use her spindles frequently. Her greatest spinning experience was the privilege to spin on a glass spinning wheel, the only one of its kind in the world, at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian. She demonstrated on the wheel for a recent exhibition. Artemis loves to teach spinning and spread the joy of creating handspun yarn!