Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The town of Corydon is a charming little bedroom community and has a rich history as Indiana's first state capital. Every year, I book a room at the Kintner House which is within walking distance from the fair grounds. Breakfast is served piping hot from the oven at specific times and all occupants sit at the huge dining room table. Makes for great conversation where you meet many new people and share snippets of your life.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Little pot that could.... poach an egg that is! This was one of the fabulous finds from way back in the corner of Granny's kitchen cabinet. Pretty sure this little pot which barely fits on the small stovetop burner is made of aluminum. The bits are easily bent out of shape and just as easily bent back.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
So I have spent some time working them out and find that really anything goes when it comes to felting in the wash. This is so simple and the end results are so fun that for a change..... I actually look forward to doing the wash.
Here is a simple pictorial on how to make felt balls in the wash. My washer is set to run on a GENTLE cold cycle and I don't change to a warm or hot setting to get the little pebbles. Of course, if you wanted to use a warm or hot setting to your wash, I bet they would felt faster. Use your regular washing detergent and load your machine as normal adding these little steps.....
Monday, September 17, 2012
And that brings us to the classes. Had an absolute blast being the instructor for 3 classes: Coming Unspun about knitting with fibers; the Science of Carding which is about carding smooth batts, art batts and making roving; the Fundamentals of Dyeing where we tackle not one, but 3 different methods of dying!
Have to admit, I hated for the Festival to end. The committee members were absolutely awesome and just so very wonderful. Attendees were so very kind and a really joy to share knowledge with. And there was a great selection of lovely fibers to choose from! How could anyone want the week end to be over, even if they had a nasty little head cold!?!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Luckily, I did not have to think very hard! A few weeks earlier, I had visions of a new line of smooth batts for spinners. Not layered like my spin me batts, but smooth with streaks of glistening bamboo. The one I had just finished spinning was a golden amber color, so with a little tweeking to the recipe, the Jewelz Batts were born! Jewelz batts are a 50/50 blend of merino and bamboo with an extra healthy dash of angelina added for good measure.
What do you think?
Yes, I think I am back.
Other Fun Facts..................
I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.
I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)
'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)