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Madeleine Berrevoets from Ontario Canada hand dyes our yarn and custom knits a variety of styles of soakers for babies plus toddlers pants and skirts.
There is a precious picture of her 13 month old daughter on one page of her website Smartypants Knits where you can buy her items.
| Kristi Pyatt of Illinois hand dyes our Merino Rambouillet natural yarn
into beautiful colorways and sells it with a "trim" skein in a
correlated shades. She also does custom knitting of baby longies.
You can see more of Kristi's hand crafts and buy them at Tree Frog Knits.
| Lynda Stein came to the shop late November for some supplies to needle
felt hats. I asked her to let me know how she got along. Obviously, she
got along very well.
She emailed some pictures of hats she gave as Christmas gifts. Lynda said, "My friends love them. They are so warm and they get complimented all the time." She also considers herself a relatively newcomer to needle felting, but I had a difficult time choosing which one to share with you all. They were all lovely.
| This is Julie Ridl's version of the Hemlock Ring blanket being blocked
on her bed. She made a 36 inch wide blanket using Marr Haven sport weight
yarn on size 7 needles. Her fun and helpful comments about knitting it are
The pattern called for a heavier yarn than sport, you can see close-up photos from the original created by brooklyntweed.
Kerste Conner from the state of Washington is an avid knitter who loves to knit wool soakers. She will custom make shorties or longies for your precious one.
This pair is knit from one of our hand dyed yarns. You can buy a pair of Kerste's current items or special order from her at Twist & Giggles. I love her site name, as she says, "Because being a kid should be a laugh!".
Several years ago (about 20), Carol Griffin bought yarn from us at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. The yarn took awhile to find it's ideal purpose including a move to Florida for Carol. This year, her daughter's desire for a 'wear with anything, anywhere poncho' gave the yarn it's goal. I bet the yarn is as happy as it looks as a one of a kind poncho.
Carol knit the poncho a la Barbara Walker from her book on top down sweaters. She omitted the sleeves to make it a cape style with a simple lacy band...and voila!
| David Reese wanted a warm blanket for the coming winters in Wisconsin.
He used 6 cones plus 1 skein of our worsted weight Natural. It took about
two months to do, about 60 hours worth of time. He said, "Can you imagine
how much time it would have taken if I did this by hand instead of a knitting
machine? Wow, it would probably be several years."
He was thoughtful to put the process in a series of photos, on the right is a close-up of the backside showing the fancy top panel and neat join of the full bed length panes.
Morwenna Palmehn of Oregon has her two beautiful children modeling the jackets she hand dyed and knit from our yarn. They must be the fire that keeps her creativity burning. She is a WAHM who custom dyes yarn which is for sale at her web site Mosaic Moon .
Her expertise at knitting is obvious in these wonderful jackets. She told me "I just did the math and sized them to my kids' sizes from the EZ Adult Surprise Jacket design."
|Nicholle Reinhardt of Texas says all of her crochet projects are labors
of love. "There is almost always an occasion for whom I'm crocheting
something, between working full-time and doing graduate school part-time,
these projects are my stress relief."
Nicholle made up a double crochet/chain design using the Granny Square pattern and an "I" (5.50mm) crochet hook to make this 14"x14" pillow for her Mother with our natural lambswool yarn. She has plans for some baby gifts and Christmas gift items using our hand dyed yarn.
|Beth Caton of Michigan has been sewing and knitting since she was about
7 years old. As her children were growing up and presenting her with grandchildren,
she took classes and found many ways to use her creativity.
One being hand dyeing clothing items and now, our yarn. This lovely pair of skeins she calls Earth. Beth's beautiful hand dyed yarns and clothing can be purchased at Irish Girl Creations.
She and her husband did drive semi-tractor/trailer from coast to coast, now she says "Thanks to her customers, I have been able to quit my truck driving job and stay home to do what I love."
Elizabeth Gill knit two hats with our yarn the week after Christmas. She said, "This one I knit for my husband and he wouldn't take it off for days. He would even wear it in the house."
I wondered if the toy soldier was his way of protecting it when he did
take it off.
Kathleen Thomas from Maine is a WAHGM. She has been knitting for children for the last 35 years! Kathleen is happy to do custom work, especially offering organic options, fragrance free, as she is chemically sensitive.
This soaker is knit with two of our organic yarns, Light Grey and Medium Grey. She also sent me a photo of knee socks that match the soaker and a comfy looking pair of Longies knit with Light Grey and our Green Heather.
You see more of Kathleen's creations at her website Diaperin' Wool or contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelley O'Brien is from Canada but when she made this cute little guy she was working on a ship. He is needle felted with out Lambswool roving and has a flashy mustache of Firestar White. This picture is too small to show what a handsome face he has with bright blue eyes and Firestar eyebrows.
I believe this character was made for a gift but Shelley also sells some of her creations on the website shellest's shop
Sue Johnson of Marsh House Weavings in Wisconsin recently taught a class for Nuno Felt (laminated) Scarf made of wool wet felted on silk gauze at Copper Penny Ranch. One of the students is modeling the scarf she made that day.
Sue is multi talented. She has been a weaver and spinner for over 30 years and is also a Reiki Master Teacher. You can contact her at email@example.com.
| Maurine Adrezin belongs to the Las Vegas Silver Doll-ers doll club. The
members had a challenge to make a doll using 1 small rubber chicken and
1 tin can. The following items had to be visible: 3 buttons: 1 red, 1 character
and 1 one inch or larger. We had to use 1 zipper, any size, any color;
3 or more feathers and 1 clothes pin, any shape.
"Since I love to needle felt, I made a magician. His bow tie is a clothes pin, his jacket has a zipper down the front. He is holding a yo yo of large buttons. His pockets have a red button and a fancy button on it. The chicken sits in a magicians hat which is filled with feathers.
I named him Gedalya after my oldest grandson. He received two awards:
1st THE BEST USES
Visit Maurinesfiberfriends to see a close up and the many other dolls she creates.