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 with a spindle at Stitches West 2007. Not long after, I bought a spinning wheel and taught myself how to use it. I love spinning – it is my go-to craft when I’m stressed.
Go to my spinning posts.
In 2009, I taught myself to weave on a rigid heddle loom using books and YouTube videos. In 2016, I bought an 8-shaft Baby Wolf loom that I’m slowly learning how to use.
Go to my weaving posts.
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.
Go to my knitting posts.
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.