Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nuno at The Green Goat Gallery

Not long ago we had a nuno-felting class at The Green Goat Gallery/Tranqwool Knitting Provisions

in Spencer, the girls made some beautiful scarves! They each started out with a hand-dyed silk chiffon scarf and merino wool fibers to harmonize, each gal choosing their own favorite colors. After laying out their fibers on their scarves, they tweaked their designs with some curly mohair fibers, bamboo and a bit of Angelina to add a touch of bling. Then they wet-felted everything together, and lastly, shrunk the wool to add the texture to their scarves. They really had me hopping at the end of the class but I was able to get a couple of pictures, absolutely gorgeous work, and I was so proud of each of them!

Double-layer Flower Class

Not long after the Pittsburgh show we had a fun flower class at The Fibre Studio in Charlotte, the girls made some gorgeous flowers! We had a big class, some had taken felting classes with me before, but we also had a few who had never felted before, they all did an amazing job. They really had me hopping to keep up, but I was able to get just a few pictures before everyone slipped out, and was really wowed by their success, beautiful work! Here are a few pics I was able to get but all the flowers were truly incredible.

Pittsburgh Quilt Market

Back in the spring I visited Pittsburgh and vended the Spring Quilt Market there, it was wonderful! I always love visiting Pittsburgh, and this trip was not disappointing: the show itself was fantastic, and we had a great time. I had an awesome response to my new #188 "Christmas Placemats" patterns, this might even overtake my last best-seller in sales, and we are not even into fall yet! And I met the nicest people at market, Sharon Holland who was the assistant editor for Quilt-it Today and Sew-it Today stopped by my booth a couple of times, it was great to finally meet her after working with her for the magazine and we had a great visit! Also had a nice chat with Tula Pink who loved my bunny ears fascinator and was sweet enough to model it for me in the photo shown. I was fortunate enough to meet some of the wonderful folks at Andover Fabrics and am working with them to bring some new styles to market using their incredible line of Downton Abbey fabrics, so exciting!  And of course I couldn't have done it without my good friend Patty (also shown in the photo), she always has such clever and creative ideas for display and is great company too. I'm so looking forward to heading to Houston for fall market in a couple of months!