I totally missed November it’s been so busy. For anyone that’s making and selling the last quarter of the year is always so busy because you’re selling and if you’re like me you’re also still making because you didn’t make enough earlier in the year. I made this wet felted pillow earlier this fall and it sold. I hope to do some wet felting this week.
Another article for Spin Off comes out this fall. This was a fun one to think about and write. Sheep’s wool is a such a fascinating fiber. It’s crazy how much we still don’t understand about why wool behaves the way it does.
I have been felting a bit lately. This is my second go a combining my felting with furniture. This is the first of a pair of chairs that will eventually be for sale in the shop.
We’ve recovered from our two big fiber shows and have been making stuff. The top photo is of wet felted pillow fronts drying that I made yesterday. They’re headed for the shop after I make them into pillows but if you’re interested you can send mean email and they can be yours. The white horse and cardinal pillow are $80 each and the small Dala horse pillow is $50. The second photo is of my first attempt at needle felting. A group of us at the Carlisle Artisans volunteered to decorate a tree at at the Concord Museum’s Family Tree Exhibit. The book is “Spring for Sophie” about a little girl looking for signs of spring. One of the signs is birds and bird song so I volunteered to needle felt some birds for the tree. Along with the cardinals, chickadees, and bluebirds I made some woodpeckers, blue jays and a gold finch. You’ll have to visit the museum if you want see them though as a I was so rushed to finish I forgot to take a photo. The exhibit runs through January 2 and you can find more about it here.
Where did October go? We had a great time at Rhinebeck and the New England Fiber Festival. This is a photo from the New England Fiber Festival before we opened. Felted pillows in the middle fiber on the right and red and white yarn for to make the fingerless glove patterns that we just came out with. Red and white and blue and white. They were very popular at Rhinebeck and FFNE.
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.