Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Class fun..

Sheep taking shape fast...

...and the needles were flying...

...beautiful soft wool rovings
were added...

...and quickly...

...they came to life!

Each sheep so different, reflecting their
makers personalities!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A new look...

The last week saw a lot of changes at the shop. 
Barb closed her tea shop and moved on to a new job 
so we have a whole new look.
A work in progress...
 a new coat of paint 
and the next project will be a new floor color, 
hopefully this weekend. 
It is all very exciting!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A spur of the moment...

Today we had a spur of the moment felting fun afternoon,
 and sheep and polar bears were on our list.
Working on a sheep,
a super job for the first time felting!!

Another first, the first polar bear,
and so lifelike!!

A wonderful way to spend a snowy afternoon,
friends and felting!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rug Hooking in Soudan

Saturday was a wonderful day, the forecasted snow/rain went south of us and we had a fun day hooking. New projects were started, new colors experimented with and we had a wonderful demonstration of toothbrush weaving. Who would think you could weave with a toothbrush?? We maybe have a couple new hookers, anyway everyone had a good time. Thank you CoZ Sisters for your hospitality and wonderful bright comfy room to get together. We appreciate all your help with our event.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Looking forward...

I am so looking forward to this weekend up in Soudan! Getting together with friends to enjoy a relaxing break, meeting new people, rug hooking, eating, visiting, and more rug hooking...

Today was a quiet day and I spent some quality time with my dye pan, even though I have a good idea how the dyes will take, it is still always a bit of a surprise. Here are some of my creations...

I can just see this hooked up into fall leaves or trees!

Some leaves, trees and flowers

And this one... I'm not sure,
way bright for my taste, but we'll see.
Maybe it will go back into the dye pan to
be toned down a bit.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

More wool and a new loom...

Wool, Wool and more wool
along with many wool related kits
and supplies!

A new (to us, thank you Ruth!) vintage
rag rug loom takes center stage
for a new shop look!
Please stop in and check out our new look
and new class offerings...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Saturday's colors...

Beautiful wool,
dyed in an array
of beautiful primary colors
and my awesome little helper
my youngest grandson!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wool washing day

Raw wool cheviot fleece, later this month 
part of this wool will transform
into felted sheep!

Soaking, washing, rinsing, a whole day's work.
Wishing for summer sunshine to speed drying...

Dryer racks full of clean, fluffy wool.
 In my minds eye I can just imagine 
the beautiful colors in my dye pot tomorrow!!