tucson, az, u.s.a.
Brookmore Creations LLC is a home-based fiber arts business currently owned and operated by Jill Holbrook and Lura Moore.
Over a decade ago, Joan Ruane, internationally known fiber arts teacher and dedicated cotton hand spinner, recognized that commercially processed cotton sliver was intended to be spun by machines in textile factories -not by handspinners. Through study and interaction with cotton farmers, ginners and processors she developed a way to process cotton that would preserve more of its’ natural attributes resulting in handspinner-friendly cotton sliver.
Joan bought ginned bales of cotton raised with a minimum of chemicals and had them processed into sliver using this special technique. This was the “birth” of Easy to Spin ® cotton sliver and was sold exclusively by Joan until November, 2012 at which time she sold her wholesale cotton business to Brookmoore Creations LLC.
Joan and her long-time spinning protégé, Jill Holbrook, co-owner of Brookmoore Creations LLC, are now traveling across the USA and other countries teaching students to hand spin using Easy to Spin® cotton sliver. Brookmoore Creations wholesales and retails their cotton sliver in white and naturally color-grown green and brown.