Saturday, November 19, 2011

Felted Soaps...Good, Clean, Fun!

Making felted soaps is fun and easy.

Supplies needed: Wool Batt from WC Mercantile


Warm/Hot water


Step 1. Make two strips of wool batt to match the width and height of your soap.

Step 2. Wrap soap in one direction.

Step 3. Wrap soap in opposite direction.

This is a picture of a fully wraped soap.

Step 4. Get the wool and soap very wet.

Step 6. Rub soap in your hands...a lot!

Your soap in finished when the wool is nice and tight around the soap.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

"World's Softest Yarn" Batt

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

Needle Felting a Pin Cushion

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.

Cutie Patooty.

Stuff a large amount of wool into your vessel.

Pack it in nice and tight.

Add more wool if needed.

Stab repeatedly.

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!

Bollywood Batt

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Shearlock & Sonata Came to Play!!

We were honored to have Shearlock & Sonata in our Phat Fiber Box!!

Having them means we had the best sample for the Art Nouveau theme.

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!

Fun on the Farm!

Cotton Pickin'


Kissin' Ginny

Team Meeting!


Gettin' down and dyeing!

Margaritas and Fajitas!

Make mine a double!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Prizes for TDF

Week one TDF Prize. Hand-Dyed Merino Wool

Week Two TDF Prize - Chunky Art Batt with Add-ins.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Knit Along!

Little Slip Of A Thing by Diane Sutliff
Summer KAL starting July 3rd
Join us in the shop on Sundays or
Chat and Post Pics in our Ravelry Group!
Requires two skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted
We've got every color in stock and it is on sale through the end of June 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dyeing Classes

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 choose.

Date: Saturday July 23rd, 2011

Time: 1pm - 4pm

One Class $30 includes all supplies

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sock Knitting 101

Sock Knitting 101 on Saturday June, 25th

Join us as Sue Ellen teaches everything you need to know to knit beautiful socks!

Reserve your spot today!