Enter a drawing for a custom designed knitted sampler. The sampler in the photos is composed of quaker motifs but yours could be inspired be motifs and messages that are important to you.
You can enter the drawing by visiting the Carlisle Artisans at 13A Lowell St., Carlisle and filling out an entry. The drawing will take place on May 15.
My article made the cover of the Spring issue of Spin-Off Magazine!
Below is a photo of a Clark Farm Hat and cowl that I made in exchange for fleeces from the 2017 sheep shearing at Clark Farm. The wool is from the 2016 shearing. The colors from from the buckthorn dyeing I did this past summer and the designs are mine.
February 15, 2017
I've been punch needling hearts from leftover bits of handspun. I'm not sure what I'll do with them.
February 2, 2017
I've been making socks on the circular sock machine. The light grey is single ply hand spun romney and the red heels and toes is two ply tunis that I dyed for some sampling for a weaving of a jacket. Socks are a great way to use up small bits and pieces.
January 27, 2017
Looking forward to vending at the Wayland Winter Farmers Market Fiber Days at Russell's Greenhouse. We'll be there with some new gradient patterns and yarn and all of the other things we usually have.
January 19, 2017
Sheep Shearing at Clark Farm. I came home with 6 lovely fleeces from the sheep shearing at Clark Farm in exchange for a new hat and scarf. I was able to give Olek the sampler I made for the birth of his daughter made from wool from his sheep and dyed with buckthorn berries.
January 17, 2017
Wet felted Cardinal and Pussy Willow Pillow from the shop. I was sitting the shop this past sunday and took this photo of one of my wet felted pillows. The cardinal is a nice pop of color on a cold January Day.
January 13, 2017
Albert and the antique spinning wheel. Albert turned one just after Christmas. He's full of personality and quite a ham. I purchased the antique spinning wheel years ago after I just started spinning. It sat until just recently as and ornament and not functional with the leathers on the treadle broken off. Krysten repaired her and got her running about a month ago. She's quite fun to spin on and I was very surprised! Krysten thinks she may have come from germany originally. I purchased her on Cape Cod.
January 11, 2017
With the new year I've decided to give blogging a try. Sarah's been instagraming everyday since the beginning of the so maybe this will become and extension of that. Today she posted a photo of some of the self striping hand spun that we have available for sale and headband that Sarah knit on the 910 from the self striping handspun and some white handspun. We've been playing around with patterns and different yarns. It's amazing how different the same pattern can look when it's knitted in different kinds of yarn.