Why SpaceCadet? When I was a kid and I’d do something dumb (the way kids do), my dad used to call me “space cadet”. It was always said with love, tinged with exasperation. There was a lot of love in the house while I was growing up, but I also did a lot of dumb things. Eventually the nickname started to stick, and I began to feel like I really was a space cadet. Sometimes I still do.
So I decided a long time ago that when I finally broke out of the mould of ordinary work to do something creative — something I wanted to be proud of — I was going to name my project “SpaceCadet”. I would baptise that nickname with a whole new meaning.
I love what I do. I love creating colours, creating yarns, and giving my customers something beautiful to feed their creative juices. And so I can say, at last, that I am truly proud to be the SpaceCadet.
Stephanie has been fascinated by fiber ever since she first took spinning lessons at the age of 11. She taught herself to knit at 19, went back to spinning (and actually got the hang of it) ten years later and, along the way, picked up a bit of experience in weaving, a smidge of crochet, and a degree in Textiles and Clothing. But it was when she began dyeing that she felt she’d really found her calling. She has lived half her life in the US and the other half in the UK, which explains her spelling.
She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband and two daughters. She’s SpaceCadetCreates on Ravelry, @SpaceCadetYarn on Instagram, and you can contact her here.