Friday, February 19, 2010


You probably all know that I love wool and fibers. I knit and spin, I dye and felt, do embroidery and crochet, hey, I even occasionally do some other crafts as well.

That love for fibers as well as my dear friend Amy recently got me into an exciting and fun new hobby and I took a class in rug hooking with the immensely talented Cathy Kelly.

While I have yet to finish my first project, a hooked flower after a design by my daughter, I have been accumulating a new stash of woolen fabrics, all of them thrifted, coming from woolen garments. Just this week I was incredibly lucky and found two pieces, a skirt and a vest, which were made from the most gorgeous wool fabrics.

One of the treasured rug hooking pieces that I own is this album cover that Amy made for me.

If you are curious and want to see more examples of what lovely woolen fabric can be transformed into, go check out Brenda's work on Flickr, one nice example to be seen here or here by Dulcy.

But there is another important news, that I need to share. I opened my own SHOP on Etsy! Ta-dah!

I'm starting off slow with this hand dyed roving, a buttersoft blend of wool and baby alpaca in shades of green with hints of purple and pink. There will be more roving for handspinners and some yarns in the future, so check it out, add me to your favorite stores and spread the news!

Have a great weekend, friends!

1 comment:

  1. Dude! That roving is, I think, what I've been spinning. I'm hoping to finish another bobbin's worth and get it plied in the next week or so!