Welcome to Laine Land home of the Happy Skein!

Born and raised in France, I now live in Pennsylvania, USA with my husband, Apollo (my tuxedo cat), two dozen barn cats and a small flock of registered Shetland sheep.

My main passions are knitting, spinning, dyeing and weaving.  I especially enjoy spinning from fibers purchased directly from the producer.  Even though I am a Shetland addict, I enjoy discovering new breeds.

This county is blessed with a huge variety of sheep breeds and good quality fleeces, most often produced by small flock owners.  So one of my goal is to try and help those people stay in business, so that those fibers may still be available.

I have been knitting since childhood and started spinning in 2005.


2014 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival: Best Use of Maryland Wool
2013 York Fair: Best of Show in Needlecraft
2012 Maryland State Fair: Helen Burns Smyth Award
2008 Maryland State Fair: Best of Show in Handknitting