I’m Marie Novicki and Solarbrations is my hobby business based in Sunnyvale, CA. This site is about me, my interests, and my business.
…as in, yarn. I learned to spin in a Stitches West 2007 class using a spindle. Not long after, I bought a spinning wheel and taught myself how to use it. I love turning fiber into yarn!
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My first quilts were simple—a nap quilt for my daughter and small quilts for her dolls. I made my first pieced quilt in 1996 and loved it. I often make gift quilts for family and friends.
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I learned to knit in 1968. I made one scarf and decided it was not for me. In 2001, a co-worker asked if I knew how to knit. After teaching her, I just kept knitting! I love knitting socks and shawls.
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I was 7 when I learned how to embroider. That lead to crewel, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, and counted canvaswork. Cross stitch and counted canvas are my current favorites.
Go to my needlework posts.