Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
We are batting up a blend our friend Robin calls "the Batt for World's Softest Yarn." Robin is heading up Spin Along, which will start in September. We are selling these batts undyed and thought it would be a neat part of the Spin Along to also Dye Along.
Blend: Superfine Merino, Baby Camel Down, Tussah Silk, Texas Grown Kid Mohair (by Mom's goats), Baby Suri Alpaca.
Once we get this one underway, we may make this a series with different blends. Feel free to join us and after you spin up this blend you might suggest another blend, your idea for the "WORLD'S SOFTEST YARN Batt!"
Friday, August 12, 2011
Materials used: Corriedale Wool, Student Punch Needle, Lamb Creamer
Other types of items that can be turned into a pin cushion. If your container is wider at the opening than the bottom (like the Swan in the picture), you may need to glue your felted wool into place.
Stuff a large amount of wool into your vessel.
Pack it in nice and tight.
Add more wool if needed.
It will compress as it felts.
Add more wool to the top as needed to make a rounded "mushroom."
Keep on stabbing. Keeping your fingers out of the way!
Ta Da!! Isn't she awesome!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Right away they played in the wool!
Then it was time to get to work. They helped us pick out the materials for the August "Bollywood" Box. Great taste, Shearlock!! Superfine Merino!
Now it is time to batt it up!! Sonata loves the carder!
Cool dip in the glitz!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Yay for Dyeing Yarn! it's a "How to" Workshop! by Loretta Eaton
Ever want to create your own colorway? This is the perfect way to roll up your sleeves and dive right into the thick of it! You'll learn about mixing up the dyes, different ways to apply the dye, and what to do with it when you are done with your Masterpiece! As a part of this workshop, you will hand-paint your very own skein of sock yarn or wool top...you choose.
Date: Saturday July 23rd, 2011
Time: 1pm - 4pm
One Class $30 includes all supplies