Last evening I had the pleasure of doing a workshop on Needle Felting with the Pine Kneedlers knitting guild in Bangor, ME. We had a group of 13 women furiously poking wool fleece with felting needles and creating some wonderful pieces. Here are some photos of the group and their projects:
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Some days my brain is a wasteland and on other days it's buzzing with ideas. Today is a buzzing day. My friend, Joan, was in the shop this morning and we got to talking about "of the month clubs". By that I mean, book of the month, fruit of the month, record of the month (OK, maybe I'm dating myself here)...anyway, you get the idea. So now I'm pondering the possibilities of a yarn of the month club. It will change every month but it will be some of my hand painted yarn each time. One month it will be a certain colorway of sock yarn, the next time a worsted weight, the next time some alpaca, etc. Sometimes it may include a pattern to go along with the yarn, sometimes not. There may be other surprises thrown in too. You never know. That's the great thing about something like this. It can evolve and morph and grow into something completely different. It will be posted on my website's Feature of the month page, monthly email newsletter, the Purple Fleece group on Ravelry, and the Purple Fleece fan page on Facebook. I'd love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, and comments as I tweak the details. This will all start in September so stay tuned and get your knitting needles warmed up!