Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sylvia's fabulous shruglet

Wow, Saturday turned out to be such a great day. There was a very relaxed mitts with fingers workshop with lots of laughter and playing with color as we all decided multi-color mitts were the order of the day. Christine (owner of shop) made her wonderfully delicious tuna salad for lunch for everyone. In the afternoon, everyone decided to work on continuing projects and so it was an interesting mix of techniques and things which makes it fun.

In addition, there were two wonderful additions to the day, my friend JoShell Koliva came in with these incredible rug punched bags she is making. Holy mackerel! The designs (her own) and workmanship is amazing. I couldn't take pics because they are being readied for market and kits but let me tell you they are absolutely delightful, whimsical, colorful and functional! She hit the trifecta!

Another wonderful surprise for the day was Sylvia coming in with her finished shrug from the class on March 16, 2008 (see photos in that blog entry.) She did her version of the shrug using three skeins of Ozark, two skeins of Noro Kureyon and one skein of a Schaefer yarn with a fine mohair held with it. She added a crochet edge to the front of the shrug as well. This created a really different look as she was able to wear the shrug upside down and right side up. Both look great. Of course, Sylvia is a beautiful woman and that just adds to the look. She only wanted to highlight the jacket so the photos shown here reflect that.

Over the past month or two, I have been creating artsy-fartsy carded batts for spinning and am showing a couple here so you can get an idea of what they are looking like. I'll be posting them for sale in my Etsy shop. Also, Unraveled is going to begin carrying some spinning and needle felting fibers including these batts. Also, she may begin carrying the Mach 1 spinning wheel and lazy Kates in the store. She is starting to feature other kinds of fiber arts besides just knitting and crocheting in the shop which is so exciting and creatively stimulating.

Well, back to the fiber factory for now, have a great week!

1 comment:

Kyle Kunnecke said...

sounds like a ton of fun... I need to get better at spinning so that I can get some of your bats and make some gorgeous yarn! (I know, I know; all it takes is actually "doing it" to make it happen) - I just have to make time!

I miss you!