James Perry (known as Longdrawjames) is a 27-year-old fibre artist from the South East of the UK. He has over 15 years of spinning experience with particular interests in woollen spinning and fine yarn. He spins, weaves, dyes, and makes hand-turned support spindles and fibrecraft tools. He also runs an indie-dyed fibre business. He is a chemist by profession and is studying for his PhD in sustainable surfactant chemistry.