Paula Phipps Covault is a native Kentuckian. Her parents were from Beaver Dam, KY, and she currently resides in LaGrange, KY.
Paula remembers working with her mother on various craft projects from the time she was five or six years old. She is currently involved with processing and spinning wool from her “three very spoiled Alpacas and four Angora rabbits.” As the amount of wool produced has increased, she has also had some wool processing at a Kentucky fiber mill.
Paula enjoys her career as registered nurse and a registered respiratory therapist, but says that working with fiber gives her a great sense of accomplishment. She enjoys seeing the wool from her animals transformed into beautiful yarns and products.
Paula comments, “With so much disease and cancer in our society, it is important for me to use chemical free products. I use local wool to make my wool dryer balls for laundry, alternatives to chemical-laden dryer sheets.”
Paula Phipps Covault’s work can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.