Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Art-a-Whirl will Whirl soon

Art-A-Whirl is Friday-SUnday at Gallery 406. These bags by Gwen Scharin will be there.


Monday, May 11, 2009

from Shepherding to Whirling

Shepherd's Harvest is over and I more or less feel like I was beaten with a farm implement! The beating was a kindly one, though. Everyone was in a state of fiber bliss...including me...even as I was working hard helping people learn to let go and make wild batts.

I unpacked the truck, sorted through my tubs, moved my many new fleeces to the basement (Icelandic, Dorset, Alpaca, Wenslydale crosses). I worked the gallery today, inefficiently, but I worked.

I re-packed the truck with 1/2 the stock for Art-A-Whirl, may 15-17 at the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Ave NE, Minneapolis. Friday 5-10, Sat noon-8, Sunday noon-5.
I will have roving, wool and mohair packets, books, drawing, batts.

But, for now, off to bed!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Merino, anyone?

I will have a limited amount of merino at Shepherd's Harvest this year. The braided roving is the merino. Here you see the pinks. I also have it in cooler colors as well. Come pet the roving;-)

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's almost here!

12th Annual

Sheep and Wool Festival

May 9 and 10, 2009
9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday
Washington County Fairgrounds

Shepherd's Harvest is SATURDAY!! Yeah!!!! It is my favorite show of the year! I am surrounded by sheepy goodness...I even like the scent of it...slightly redolent of the barn and the pasture.
You must come and plunge your hands between the locks of the perfect fleeces! I get all shivery and excited when I see the crimpy locks open out like flowers!

OK, I admit I've gotten strange about wool. I find it endlessly fascinating. It takes color and form so enthusiastically, making it an ideal art material.

This year, at Shepherd's Harvest I will have a new cool activity related thing in the booth.
(Drum roll, please)
(Another drum roll)
BATT YOUR OWN, from Sue's Luxury Fiber.
You, too, Can make WILD BATTS like this:

HOW? you ask.

For the price of a couple of ounces of dyed wool& dyed mohair locks :

( $4 per ounce for the wool, $1 per 1/2 ounce for the mohair)
you get to run it through the drum carder with "fun stuff" like sari silk, firestar, silk noil and angelina fiber, no extra charge, to create your very own 1 ounce batts ready for spinning, felting, admiring and, of course, petting. Tah Dah!

And, yes, I will have my roving and yarn.

So, please. come and see me.