Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cats and Wool

Our shop is attached to the house, our Border Collies have always been trained not to go into the shop. They respected that rule.

Then Minniecat adopted us, she has her own rules. Her preferred spot is the top of the yarn rack laying on whatever knitted piece is there. I have learned to keep some sort of obstacle there to keep her blonde hairs off the yarn, even gave her a special felted rug. However, when people come into the shop she must feel exposed so she finds new out of the way places. This is her newest choice, inside my wet felted "Tiffany" bowl.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nuno Felt Shawl

Suzanne Pufpaff has a new pattern that will let you make 2 triangular shawls from a piece of silk gauze that would normally only make one shawl or 2 scarves. I really like the sheerness of nuno felt, it is so strong yet looks so fragile. The shawl I made above is the large size, it hangs well below my hips in the back.
The red one is the "small" size, both from the same piece of fabric. Both are felted with merino top and a silk - merino top for some shine.

You could make 2 medium size shawls and a scarf from the same 2 yard piece (which I just happen to have on our website) Great idea for Christmas gifts, very little cost and looks fabulous on everyone.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you Veterans

We are enjoying a beautiful, warm fall day thanks to the veterans and those now serving to preserve our wonderful life in the United States of America. The price they were and are willing to pay, many did, is awesome to me. I thank them mightily and hope wherever they are, they know they are appreciated.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Merino Top Restocked & New Colors

This is the time of year for us to restock our fiber inventory, all the merino solid colors are in good supply with 3 new colors added. The new colors will become standard replacements, for example: Pink will eventually replace Petal Pink.

Gold will replace the old Gold

and Burnt Orange will replace Pumpkin Orange.

The colors that will be replaced are still available in the shop or online but once the supply on hand is gone, we will not be able to reorder those colors. The new colors all have the wonderfully soft merino hand and the depth of color in each will enhance any of your fiber art.