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|Weaving is only one of Bruce Bowman's many interests and talents. This
scarf is his first project using all Marr Haven yarn. He used the 3 natural
colored colors in the plain weave: Natural, Light Grey and Medium Grey in
sport wt. (warp, 12 epi) and worsted (weft, 8 ppi). He wrote he couldn't
be happier with it. Although he says he is a novice, in our opinion, the
finished scarf says he is very good.
Bruce and his wife, Celia who is also interested in fiber, spend much of their time onboard a sailing catamaran, Goosebumps. They have a very interesting website for all of us with dreams of their fascinating lifestyle. Check the website goose--bumps.com
|Martha McGrath of West Virginia is a sheep breeder and fiber lover. She
has one of the minor (rare) breeds; Coopworth. Her website is very informative
about the breed and other sheep type information.
She shares her first Locker Hooking project, the rug on the left. I wish my first had looked this good. Her website, www.deerrunsheepfarm has some wonderful pictures of locker hooking as well as information about dyeing wool.
|Candy Goodson of Texas made the beautiful baby blanket on the left with
her Hairpin Lace Loom.
She is holding the precious recipient, her granddaughter Rylee. The delicious shades of pink and white are perfect for such a sweet looking baby. Bet she loves to snuggle in it, too.
|Lisa Williamson of Michigan does sculpture needle felting The two friends
on the right sold the first day with a Buy It Now option on ebay.com. Lisa's
ebay name is LisaAnn315 if you would like to have one of her friends.
She found her new talent with the help of Marie Spaulding's Needle Felting Sculpture Kit.
|Judy James of Hartford certainly has an artistic flair for hats and animals.
Only two sides of her first hat are shown, I know you can appreciate it
even in this small size.
If we had given her a better background the turtle on top would be clearer.
| Maggie Brown of New Jersey created a real
show stopper with her first self-designed shawl. The shawl is shown here laid
out on her bed for blocking and gives you some idea of the size and intricate
stitches. She knit it with Marr Haven Light Grey sport yarn. |
Her daughter was as impressed as we are; she said she wants one "just like yours, Mommy". I hope Maggie keeps designing her lovely creations.
Rosanne Garvison of Michigan shared her first needle felting piece. She used a
piece of felt from a swatch sample she had felted. She said, "It was so much
fun and I have sooooooo many ideas for things. My sister and I name our projects
in case you were wondering. I was feeling Spring that day." |
Her stylistic lines and form are a wonderful inspiration for us.
|Bobbie Ripperger of Illinois creates lifelike miniature animals and sells them under the name of "Creative Design Studio". The two polar bears shown here are made from our Merino Rambouillet roving. This tiny picture doesn't do them justice. Visit her site to see much more.|
Fleming has been creating charming miniature teddy bears since the 80's. This
teddy and bunny are the first she made by needle felting.
Peggy shows and sells her teddy bears and friends on her website The
Pleasant Ridge Collection and in shops around the world. |
You will thoroughly enjoy viewing her site.
Helmholdt came to the shop to buy yarn but was so intrigued by the new art of
Needle Felted Hats that she went home with a foam hat
form, card of needles and 4 ounces of natural colored
wools. She came back a week later for roving and top to make more hats and
allowed me to take a picture of her lovely creation. |
I wish my photo efforts were good enough to show the cute design detail she made by separating some of the lighter shaded wool from the mixture. She said it is warm, comfortable and lightweight.
Maggie Romage of West Virginia needle felts rugs with wool from her Karakul and Icelandic sheep. The plaid rug is all Icelandic. The bouncing sheep in an American Indian style has a Karakul base with Icelandic on top and in the design. Maggie says it has a parchment appearance...very earthy!
|Alison McKee uses the name of "eTeddys" to sell her very creative teddy
bears. She shared this picture of Cheeky Monkey, her second needle felting attempt.|
She said the first was a small bear that turned out "hideous". She certainly made great improvements with the second one. After sculpting and needle felting all over the monkey, she airbrushed his features with Jacquard Dyes.
|Lou Deles sent a picture of her Yorkie in his finished sweater and said, "The mini-circular needles
made this a very fast project." His name is "Chorung" (Korean for 'Bright
Eyes') . Lou and her husband work in Seoul, Korea.
Beautiful sweater on an equally beautiful dog, his name is fitting for his eyes and coat.
|Frances Stroscio of
Maryland knit this Wonderful Wallaby for a friend's coming grandchild. Note the
added detail to the sweater shown on the right. The initial "L" is knit
with an embroidered flower plus jingle bells on the hood ties. What a Wonderful
Wallaby from a Wonderful Friend.|
Frances used our Marr Haven Natural worsted weight yarn.