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We want to share entertaining and educational, ideas and happenings in this section. Please bookmark this page now as the links listed below will change; even more frequently with your ideas and comments.
| Leslee Perez of Texas shared this photo of the box she knit
then felted with our yarn.
The photo arrived at a perfect time as a customer was asking about using our yarn for a knit the felt purse. I always explain it takes our yarn much longer to felt in the washing machine because of the fine grade of wool; but Leslee's picture said it much better
| They call her Bell... and she would be the Belle of the Ball
wearing her new bolero shrug.
Looks like Bell is rather pleased at the knitting her grandmother Karen Sanchez did just for her. It is knit in Marr Haven Lilac Heather from a pattern in the One Skein Wonder book.
See another shrug knit by Karen's co-knitters, Maria.
Emily Johnston of Michigan designed and knit this great hoodie in Burgundy
Heather for her niece. I love the cable detail which is on the sleeves
and shoulders as well as the front.
Emily said: "This was the first time I combined patterns to get what I wanted and I'm very happy with the results. Ann Budd's sweater pattern book came to the rescue to give me a starting foundation."
Thank you Emily for the inspiration to branch out with our knitting ideas.
| Pam Wheelock of Indiana has a very busy business called PurrfectPlay
where she sells hand made items for dogs and cats. She uses our Marr Haven
Merino Rambouillet roving to make felted wool ball toys for cats and dogs.
This is her new creation, special felted Dust Bunnies for cats. They are made from our natural yarns. Take a look at her website for all the pet friendly items you can purchase.
|Barbara West of Michigan needle felted this lovely hat and bag set
I hope you can see the design detail, it looks like elongated beads. They add just the right sparkle. I think Barbara began her hat needle felting the beginning of this year.
|Joan Brattlof of Florida paints with fiber and embellishes the pictures
with her embroidery machine. The "windows" are a combination embroidery
and appliqué. Her use of different needlework and fiber arts is a
very pleasing union.
She only does her work for herself and isn't really interested in selling anything, but she says, I'm sure having a lot of fun.
|Bootsie Robison has sheep on her farm in Ohio and one of the fun things
she is doing with their fleeces is needle felting pincushions. She uses
our dyed Merino fiber to top her own wool.
She says "I find them so enjoyable to do because they are quick, easy,
and salable. And they give the the freedom to experiment with colors and
She also dyes some of her wool. I think she has remarkable skills in reproducing very authentic color and design with her flowers.
|Ryckje Wagner of California shared some photos of her first knit then
felted sheep made from the Fiber Trends pattern.
Her husband named the little sheep Peggy Sue, another Buddy Holly fan I
bet. Ryckje had so much fun with this sheep, I think she may be going for
an entire flock now.
Ryckje is a talented photographer and I hated choosing just one photo and then reducing it so much. It seemed appropriate to show Peggy Sue with the California Poppy blossom though and gives you an idea of her size.
|Debbie Brisson didn't waste any time making this darling teddy. Her fibers
arrived on Saturday morning and by that evening, Bailey was complete with
little dark foot pads and toes. She said she couldn't wait to start another
Debbie has give Bailey great facial character which shows how much fun she had needle felting.
Aimee Nemeth of Wyoming chose one of my favorite merino
top colors to spin; I asked to see a picture when she finished. I am so glad
She is such an accomplished spinner and knitter.