Australian Homespun

ROBYN HICKS

How long have you been creating with yarn? Most of my life, I think. I would have started with French knitting on a Knitting Nancy. I’ve always been crafty, and yarn in some form or another has always been in the mix, even if used in a collage.

I think I’m influenced by

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