Lin Oglesby has been working with fiber arts all her life. She learned to knit and crochet from her mother and grandmother and later learned to spin and weave by reading books and experimenting. She has been a full time weaver since 1979, selling her work through craft fairs, shops and galleries. Her weaving business got off to a strong start when at her second craft fair the restaurant chain Chi Chi’s asked her to decorate 40 restaurants! Lin and her husband Steve, who helps with her business, moved to Kentucky in 1996.
Lin spins and plys the yarn she uses for her knitted and crocheted scarves and hats. She plys or twists together multiple stands of spun yarn prior to using it in her work in order to have additional thickness and strength. She also achieves special effects by combining and plying different colors and weights of yarn together.
Lin is a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program and the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
Lin’s work can also be found at The Log House Gallery, and the Appalachian Fireside Gallery in Berea, KY.