Saturday, February 5, 2011
I had the pleasure of teaching my Nuno-felted Scarf Class at The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For in Charlotte, NC today, what a treat! I'd never visited Debbie's awesome shop, WoW! So much yummy yarn in one place, and I've never seen so many gorgeous knitted and crocheted samples, all kinds of wraps, sweaters, socks, cuffs, hats, bags, you name it honey and it was there! Somehow I made it through the shop to the cozy back room and we had a great class, the girls made some beautiful scarves, each one turned out different and unique in their own way. We had a great time, the girls were just a delight to teach and Debbie is a terrific host. I'm looking forward to returning to the shop April 23 to teach my Wool Geode Pendant and Beaded Necklace, how fun that will be! Here's some photos of the finished scarves drying; Jane's beautiful blue scarf cascading like a waterfall, Cindy's rich and vibrant violet and chartreuse work of art, Pat's gem reminiscent of a woodland forest with sunlight glinting through the treetops, and Debbie's gorgeous autumn glory of spicy fall hues and organic shape, all just stunning! So proud of my students, they did a fantastic job.
The Quilting & Needle Art Extravaganza in Statesville last weekend was so much fun! So many people came and showed their support for the vendors, and I think the vendors reciprocated by bringing all their extra-special goodies to the show...at least that's the feedback I heard from several of the attendees. I was so busy all weekend I didn't even get to shop! Zipped around in about 5 minutes Sat. morning and that was it, the rest of the time I was in my booth. Saw so many wonderful friends and made some amazing new ones, so much talent at this show on both sides! Here are a few photos, my buddy Carolyn in her beautiful peacock blue jacket, my friends Linda and Georgiana enjoying themselves (don't you just love that teal felted bag Georgiana made in our Needle-felt Sweater Purse Class? And lucky Linda received it as a gift, it looks great on her!) And my neighbor snapped this one of me in my booth just before we got started Sat. morning. What a great show! Looking forward to doing it again next year.