It started with dream… While under martial law during the Riots in Los Angeles (remember those), Trish decided enough was enough. She packed the truck, moved the family to Coos Bay Oregon, and onto a small farm in the country. The dream was about creating yarn for her Mother (an avid knitter since learning at the young age of 5 as part of her school curriculum), to raise Llama’s, and grow Kiwi fruit.
Trish learned to spin in 1992 and knew from the first time at the wheel that this was her calling. Becky learned to knit from her Grandmother Jean, at age 5. When Trish and Mike (her husband) decided to make Oregon their home they moved to a small town near the Portland Area. Enrolled the children in 4-H and bought two Llama’s. Becky learned how to spin and got a few sheep to keep the llama’s company. Goats and rabbits came and went during the formative years, while Trish perfected her craft and both she and Becky sheared, dyed and spun the wool and fiber she and Becky raised.
When Becky went off to College, Trish gave up the animals and focused on production spinning. When Becky graduated from Oregon State University in 2004 she “organized and formalized” the business of production spinning that Trish had started. Thus Tanglewood Fiber Creations was born. In January 2006 Tanglewood Fiber Creations went to their First National Needle-Arts of America wholesale show, which took Tanglewood Fiber Creations nationally and internationally available status.