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| Lynda Stein came to the shop late November for some supplies to needle
felt hats. I asked her to let me know how she got along. Obviously, she
got along very well.
She emailed some pictures of hats she gave as Christmas gifts. Lynda said, "My friends love them. They are so warm and they get complimented all the time." She also considers herself a relatively newcomer to needle felting, but I had a difficult time choosing which one to share with you all. They were all lovely.
| This is Julie Ridl's version of the Hemlock Ring blanket being blocked
on her bed. She made a 36 inch wide blanket using Marr Haven sport weight
yarn on size 7 needles. Her fun and helpful comments about knitting it are
The pattern called for a heavier yarn than sport, you can see close-up photos from the original created by brooklyntweed.
| David Reese wanted a warm blanket for the coming winters in Wisconsin.
He used 6 cones plus 1 skein of our worsted weight Natural. It took about
two months to do, about 60 hours worth of time. He said, "Can you imagine
how much time it would have taken if I did this by hand instead of a knitting
machine? Wow, it would probably be several years."
He was thoughtful to put the process in a series of photos, on the right is a close-up of the backside showing the fancy top panel and neat join of the full bed length panes.
|Nicholle Reinhardt of Texas says all of her crochet projects are labors
of love. "There is almost always an occasion for whom I'm crocheting
something, between working full-time and doing graduate school part-time,
these projects are my stress relief."
Nicholle made up a double crochet/chain design using the Granny Square pattern and an "I" (5.50mm) crochet hook to make this 14"x14" pillow for her Mother with our yarn. She has plans for some baby gifts and Christmas gift items using our hand dyed yarn.
Elizabeth Gill knit two hats with our yarn the week after Christmas. She said, "This one I knit for my husband and he wouldn't take it off for days. He would even wear it in the house."
I wondered if the toy soldier was his way of protecting it when he did
take it off.
|Shelley O'Brien is from Canada, when she made this cute little guy she was working on a ship. He is needle felted with our Marr Haven roving . This picture is too small to show what a handsome face he has with bright blue eyes.|
| Sue Johnson of Marsh House Weavings in Wisconsin taught a class for Nuno
Felt (laminated) Scarf made of wool wet felted on silk gauze at Copper
Penny Ranch. One of the students is modeling the scarf she made that
Sue is multi talented. She has been a weaver and spinner for over 30 years and is also a Reiki Master Teacher.
| Maurine Adrezin belongs to the Las Vegas Silver Doll-ers doll club. The
members had a challenge to make a doll using 1 small rubber chicken and
1 tin can. The following items had to be visible: 3 buttons: 1 red, 1 character
and 1 one inch or larger. We had to use 1 zipper, any size, any color;
3 or more feathers and 1 clothes pin, any shape.
"Since I love to needle felt, I made a magician. His bow tie is a clothes pin, his jacket has a zipper down the front. He is holding a yo yo of large buttons. His pockets have a red button and a fancy button on it. The chicken sits in a magicians hat which is filled with feathers.
I named him Gedalya after my oldest grandson. He received two awards:
1st THE BEST USES