Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
"Funky, fun" scarfs have come to Woolderness. We are now carrying a new line of handknitted scarfs by Katie E. She uses many different kinds of yarns and roving to create the most unusual, one-of-a-kind scarfs. They range in price from $42 and up. Come check them out!
Katie E is also creating some fabulous "bulky" yarns that would be wonderful in your knitting and weavings. Thanks, Katie for all your hard work and creativity!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I have put together a "KIT" for beginners to try. In the large kit you get a piece of wool felt (17" X 19"), 11, 1/4oz balls of roving (all different colors) and 2 needles. You supply the foam to punch on and the design. It sells for $19.50.
The small kit contains a piece of wool felt (approx. 10" X 10"), 9, 1/8 oz balls of roving (all different colors) and 1 needle. Again, you supply the foam to punch on and the design. This kits sells for $8.
Woolderness is a Louet dealer. At the present time, we only sell Louet spinning wheels. We have 4 different styles in the studio ready for you to try out -- including the very portable Victoria 95! As a Louet dealer, we carry repair parts for the wheel as well as hand carders, niddy noddies, Gaywool dyes, bobbins, drop spindles and more!
Hanging from the wire rack is hand-dyed rug yarn (2 ply). This yarn is great for rug punching, weaving (on the loom) and for tapestry weaving. Just look at this picture!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Did I tell you that we carry a GREAT line of floss (The Gentle Art) -- cotton, wool & silk. All are hand-dyed. We also carry the supplies for PUNCH NEEDLE ENBROIDERY.
We have MORGAN hoops!
Today the studio received a good cleaning. It is amazing how things get out of hand when you get busy. The roving has been reorganized and consolidated. We have a great supply of roving! I am so excited and anxious to start "blending" some FUN stuff to spin.
My daughter, Katie, is on a knitting frenzy! She is frantically knitting some really FUN scarfs. I can't wait to show you.
Mark July 20 on your calendar -- if you will be in the Les Cheneaux area. MUSIC, ART DOCKSIDE, sponsored by the Les Cheneaux Artisans Cooperative. It is a day of good music, great art and delicious food! Come join us in Hessel at the marina -- 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Joan and Sharla also took the class and created beautiful bags! Joan and Sharla are vacationing in the Les Cheneaux Islands and stumbled upon Woolderness and had a great time. They are from Duluth, Minnesota. Welcome to our area - we are glad you are here!
If all goes well, I will be putting pictures of these ladies on this blog. But be patient with me because I do not know what I am doing!
Diane is busy blending alpaca and romney to create that perfect roving for her to spin. Good luck, Diane.
At Woolderness you can "buy" hours and use our equipment to complete your project -- a spinning wheel, the drum carder and any of the looms. Buy hours? What that means is that for $2/hr. you are considered a "member" of the studio and you can use all our equipment. What a great way to "try before you buy" or to just attempt that project you have been wanting to do...with very little financial investment.
Annie was in the studio today helping me out with drum carding the roving that had been dyed.
Thanks, Annie, for all your help. I couldn't do it without you!
Come back often. More pictures will be posted soon.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The looms at Woolderness are VERY busy! Right now we are warped for dish towels, 36" rugs and placemats/table runners. Pat is working on a table runner using "natural dyed" yarns from all her workshops. It is BEAUTIFUL. I will be posting a picture soon! I am working on 100% cotton dish towels in shades of pink.
Woolderness is busy getting ready for Music, Art Dockside to be held in Hessel on July 20 from 10 a.m - 4 p.m. (It might start at 11 a.m. - I will have to check that out.) It is a fun day of music and art -- for all ages! We even have a kids' tent where they can be creative. There will be lots of good food, too!
Coming soon ... pictures of Woolderness!