My name is Barbro Heikinmatti. I’m a handspinner who likes to work with many kinds of fibers in all forms. I’m interested in the history and cultural history of sheep and textiles. I like many other things like dogs, photography, reading, nature, art, music… I have an MA in literature. I worked as a librarian for 40 years until I retired in 2011. The last 13 years I was chief librarian in our municipal library.
In August 2013 I got my Certificate of Achievement in Handspinning (Online Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers), and the next spring I achieved my Master Spinner title in my guild Björken at Stundars.
I bought a floor loom in 2014. I hope to have time for learning more about weaving with woollen yarns, preferably my hand spun.