Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Fibers and Felt Supplies Page

'Quick views' will make it much easier to find the items you want in the 30 pages of our website which include fibers for felting and spinning; plus the many felting tools and instructions . This menu page has needed a redo for quite some time since the list page had become so long, it was almost unmanageable.

The quick views are small pictures like the one above for the multi-colored merino top. New colors in this group and the solid colored merino will be added in the next couple of weeks so I hope you will find the website pages more "user friendly". We are always glad to hear suggestions for the presentation of our site. If you have comments, please feel free to share.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pam's Elizabeth Zimmerman Raglan

Pam from Iowa visited the farm shop this summer and knit this great cardigan from our Green Heather Sport Wt. yarn.

It is a true classic, the pattern is the EPS Raglan by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Not only is Pam's knitting wonderful, she gave a thorough and helpful explanation of the EZ and Meg Swansen's techniques in her Ravelry projects page. When you check the project page, you can click on the individual photos to see all the details of the round neck, button band and heart patches. Also an ingenious yarn cone holder that her husband made for her. Thank you, Pam for sharing.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Needle Felt Teddy Bear for Allegan Art Hop

Kris Allred, a customer from Hamilton Michigan, needle felted these miniature teddy bears to go to the Allegan Art Hop tonight. Each one is extremely well felted with movable legs and arms and glass bead eyes. Standing, they range in height from 5 to 7 inches.

My favorite is the grey one in the front right cause he is made from our lambs wool roving which gives him an almost textured fur look. They have such cute expressive faces and are such solid felt, hope I can sell them for her. The price is more than right.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Knit Ski Cap for Men or Women

Naturally the colder months are particularly busy for anyone interested in wool. No matter if you are a sheep owner, fiber artist or just love to wear wool. Since I am all three, I LOVE the fall and winter months.

This is one of the hats I made for the Dec. 10 Art Hop in Allegan. It is knit with 2 strands of Marr Haven Sport Weight so it has the density of worsted yarn but the stranding gives unique varigated colors. The elasticity of wool makes this suitable for most sizes, men or women.

This one is done in Blue Heather and Light Heather, I also knit the Light Heather with our Green, Burgundy and Lilac Heathers. The hats and several felted wearables will be at Baker Studios for the Art Hop. Of course, I did a couple for Christmas buyers at the shop as well.