Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Multiple meanings . . . hardly a surprise

Fulling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you look up Walking Wool, my studio, you will find a Google link to a wikipedia site that talks about fulling. Fulling is also known as walking. Hah. 

Per the link, 
"Fulling or tucking or walking ("waulking" in Scotland) is a step in woolen cloth making which involves the cleansing of cloth (particularly wool) to eliminate oils, dirt, and other impurities, and making it thicker. The worker who does the job is a fullertucker, or walker.[1] The Welsh word for a fulling mill is pandy, which appears in many place-names."

Who knew?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wonderful fiber artist . . . Jodi Colella

You must watch this.

Katherine Cobey teaches at Halcyon Yarn

I am inching my way to one day soon taking a class with this incredible talent. She's teaching again next month at Halcyon Yarn in Bath ME. Definitely one of my "musts" for 2013.

Free is so nice . . .


Thank you to CEY for their fairly regular gifts of free and fun knit and crochet patterns, always presented on sweet models who look like real people! This crochet hat will be on my "to try" list for the coming weeks. Quick and easy it looks, and a good way to hone my new-ish (since the summer) crochet skills.

Sweet Potato Pie Truffles

Sweet Potato Pie Truffles

My neighbor Cara is an amazing cook, and she blogs about her culinary ideas and adventures, all with a look to eating clean and healthy. This looks like a must-try recipe.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New fiber friend Ray Cooper teaches clay metal button making . . .

I met Ray last weekend at The Gathering in Southbury CT. He is a Mainer, fiber artist, clay metal designer, and much more. Interesting guy!

Ray teaching a class at Portland Fiber Gallery

Ray's beautiful button designs.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Gathering 2012

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The Gathering 2012, a set on Flickr.
The full batch of photos I have from last weekend's terrific event, hosted by the Northeast Handspinners Association. Thank you very very much to the wonderful organizing team, the inspirational mentors, the generous and talented vendors, and the great fiber folks who attended. I learned so much from all of you!

Thursday, November 1, 2012