Felted Fiber Day

Posted by Caroline Hershey

The day was a great success with our learning the ins and outs of felting flowers and shepherds. Some of it was definitely harder than others, some parts needed more practice, some just needed less ouchies from the needles. :) And, as an added treat, the zumba class in the next room kept us entertained. Enjoy the photos!

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Fran and Ruth try their hand at making felted flowers.

 

 

 

 

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Connie helping Barbara and Carolyn with their flowers.

We were delighted to have Connie Delamater as the instructor, sharing her knowledge of felting techniques. 

 

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 Jill was really concentrating on getting the felting to go faster.

 

 

 

 

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Finished flowers made with the two different methods.

 

 

 

 

connie-shepherdsThe shepherds and santas were such fun to make and each had their very own personality. Someone commented that the faces usually resembled someone you know. Hmmmm. We won’t go there.

You’re Making Cows?

Posted by Caroline Hershey

No Dan, it’s cowls!

We have a comunication problem sometimes. He looks at me strangely when I say cowls are hot this fall hearing only cows and wondering what made all the cows hot. Good grief. I’ll work on him.

Here’s the cowL that my friend Cathy made for the shop in the Leche yarn. Actually that does have milk protein in the yarn. A double good grief. Cowls are neat because they can be a fashion accessory or worn under your coat for warmth and then removed. Just think of rushing out the door in the morning to the car with the wind howling and being able to snug that up over the bottom of your face until you get the heater going. YUM!

 This pattern is a free download on Ravelry called the birthday cowl. The pattern lends itself to lots of different yarns. We used the Leche yarn because of its softness and total appeal. It took 2 balls with some left over.

Felted Fiber Day – Three Dimensional Felting

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Connie Delamater, instructor

November 6th, 9-4

flowerWe are pleased to have Connie Delamater as the instructor. Connie and her husband live on the eastern shore of Maryland raising angora rabbits and their flock of sheep (Romney, Border Leicester and Teeswater). Connie works full time running their business, Delly’s Delights Farm, she has been involved in the fiber world over 20 years, providing supplies to felters, handspinners and knitters. In addition, she creates one of a kind feltshepherd creations and teaches feltmaking on the east coast. Connie has studied with felt masters from all over the world and continues to be amazed by the unlimited possibilities of wool/felt.

Connie will be holding two classes on that Saturday, Bloomin’ Flower Felting and Needlefelt Your Own Little Shepherd or St. Nick. For more information and to register click this link: Felting Classes

K’acha Moebius

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Where to find the pattern:

Look on Ravelry under projects for K’acha. Also, Cat Bordhi has the pattern free on her website at this link. Sorry I didn’t think to put them on the other day. Thanks!

Cosmo Scarf

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Reversible Cabled Scarf

The road trip did yield ample time to try out the new Cosmo yarn that we received last week. It became very interesting trying to knit on the PA turnpike. Boy! Is that ever a rough road. I decided to make a reversible cables scarf, and crossing thecosmo-scarf-1 cables while crossing the potholes was a feat. But I worked a large enough sample to judge what the yarn is like. Besides making a scrumptious, soft, and all around lovely scarf, the yarn is great to work with, not splitty and moves over the needles very well. Definitely one to knit with.

This is a simple pattern with a 4 stitch reversible cable. We are teaching cabling and reversible cables at our KnitXperience Retreat in November.

Don’t forget that the Cosmo yarn is currently our Featured Product. Find out more here on the Blog under Featured Product post.

September Classes

Posted by Caroline Hershey

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We will have a two part lace knitting class beginning in September. The first class will concentrate on teckniques and terminology used in lace knitting. The second class will be reading charts and putting it all to use in knitting the Spring Time on Delmarva scarf that Jackie Jones, the instructor, has written.

The pattern is lovely and in case working with lace weight yarn has always given you the willies, she has chosen a DK weight yarn for this class. To see a full description of the two classes, click on this link…Lace Knitting. Check out our class schedule here…Class Schedule.

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