This is Jessika Hulbert.
Jessika acquired her skills and her lifelong love of wool from her Dutch grandmother. At Steiner school, she learnt to explore every aspect of creating and making with natural yarns. As a busy mother of four, she embraced the practicalities of wearing wool and the value of comfort. In a continuous stream of making, recycling and up cycling, her designs became increasingly innovative and more beautiful.
Due to popular demand, Jessika started Woollen Workshops in 2012 and is continually inspiring new generations of knitters/crocheters of every age.
Jessika teaches the fundamental techniques, stitches and how to read patterns. More importantly though, she shares her lifetime of experience in the world of wool. Jessika is articulate in describing and demonstrating knitting and crocheting skills, using a variety of learning techniques. She will teach about the unique properties of wool, how to harness those, to the best advantage and why natural yarns are so superior to synthetics.
Her passion is to create different textile finishes in natural yarns, and show others how easy and satisfying it is to do the same. The art of creating a yarn from sheep or alpaca fleece and turning it into a finished garment which is both beautiful and useful is my ultimate goal and gives me the most pleasure.