Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I was able to attend the Hoosier Fiberarts Festival a couple of weeks ago and took a workshop by the ladies who wrote A Shepherd's Rug, Letty Klein and Ann Brown. It was so much fun and I made this neat chair pad. If you ever get a chance to attend one of their workshops, I highly recommend it. If you can't find a workshop their book is really well written and easy to follow. They are wonderful ladies and it is just a fun day. It was the first fiber event I had ever gone to and I couldn't believe all the stuff people do with roving. I got lots of ideas!! Now I just need to find the time somehow to do it!
I enjoyed the workshop so much, I purchased enough roving to make another rug, a 2x3 with grey, charcoal and green. I have the braids done and felted and now I just have to sew it..again the time thing! I need to send my own wool off to get processed but am not really sure where to send it as I have never done that before. Any suggestions?


Nancy K. said...

Beautiful work Sheila! You'll be SELLING rugs in no time....

There are a number of fiber mills in the Midwest. I like Frankenmouth and Wooly Knob is quite popular. If you can attend a sheep/fiber event, there ar often processors there who will take your fleece and save you shipping one way.

Good Luck!

sheila said...

Thanks for the info..I also should tell you I first heard about the book from YOUR blog some time ago and have been looking for a workshop every since that I could get to...so thanks for that too.