Thursday, February 27, 2014

Needle Night

It was a small gathering tonight, but we had a good time. Jenny brought her finished rug, but wanted to add some definition between the blocks to make it look more quilt like. Hooking narrow strips didn't work, so I suggested needle felting. It's perfect, and gave her just what she was looking for. Some great detail with little effort. I will try and get another photo when she's done. Ruth Ann continues to work away embellishing her circles.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Winter Woolen Workshop {Feb 22 - 23}

Another great year at the Winter Woolen in Kokomo, IN, the weather even cooperated.
Started my weekend visiting my friend Beth's new studio located in the art gallery in downtown Kokomo. Room for classes, with supplies and lots of inspiration.

The Winter Woolen had it all going on again. Great vendors, classes and lots of demonstrations. This year not only had all the fiber arts covered (rug hooking, spinning, knitting, crochet, quilting, smocking, etc.) but there were other artists from the gallery sharing their talents. A wonderful way to spend a weekend with friends and like minded people.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blowing Glass

Last weekend some of the needle night girls and I stepped out of our hand work box and went to Cincinnati to the Brazee Street Studio to take a class. What fun! They have a wonderful studio, with lots of different classes going on, I loved the ones they do with kids. I have some shots from the studio, of us working away, and of course the finished product. It was great trying something new and different.