Saturday, March 20, 2010

Funky Felter Woolly Fiber Batts for Felting and Spinning now available in my Etsy Fiber Shop with more to come!

I'm having a blast carding batts on my new drum carder!  Making colorful wool batts is really a fiber art form in itself.  Although I am definitely keeping some of my yummy, yummy batts for felting and spinning, I am also selling some of them in my Etsy Fiber Shop.  I have listed a few woolly batts today and will continue to list many more for sale in the coming days.  I hand dye most of the fiber for my batts as well as card them several times.  My batts are soft and smooth and ideal for the feltmaker or spinner.  Since I am a fiber addict artist myself, I always make my batts with the fiber artist in mind!

Here's a glimpse of what I've done so far...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Not one, but TWO artsy craftsy events going on this weekend in the Kansas City area!

If you live in the Kansas City area there are two great events going on this coming weekend!

On Saturday, March 20th, Gypsy Emporium will be at the Madrid Theatre in Westport.  It is free to attend, and there will be fun for the whole family including artists, crafters, music, and activities throughout the day.  Click here for complete details and directions.

There is also the MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show this weekend at the American Royal.  Stephen and I went last year and had a blast!  There are more alpacas than I've ever seen in one place before.  It also has alpaca shows and other events throughout the weekend as well as some alpaca and other fiber vendors.  It is very family friendly too with many kids of all ages attending.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A little peak at me carding hand dyed wool batts on my fancy kitty drum carder...

Ron Anderson, the maker of the fancy kitty drum carder, asked for some customer photos to add to his website's scrapbook page.  It is also part of the requirements to be entered in his contest at the fancy kitty group on ravelry.  I normally hide from the camera, but I made an exception in this case and had my husband snap a few photos of me working with my drum carder.  The wool that I'm working with is some that I hand dyed in preparation for carding.  I plan to combine some of the carded colors later to make funky fun batts for felting and spinning.  I will also be selling some of the wool batts at my Etsy Fiber Shop so be on the lookout for them.

So here I am with my lovely new drum carder and yummy wool...

There's also a cute one of the baby, and I just had to share!

And Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!
(It is only fitting that I'm carding bright lime green wool in celebration of the festive day.)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm back and a good word about Ravelry too!

Well, I'm back from my mini-vacation.  I went to visit my parents with the baby (mainly so that grandma and grandpa could spend time with the baby girl).  They live on a farm near a small town south of where I live in the big city.  No internet access there and a lot of chirping frogs and bugs.  It was a nice rest, but I am glad to be back home and back in business doing fibery things again.

When I returned, one of the first things that I did was check ravelry to see what was going on there with the fancy kitty group.  Ravelry is a wonderful fiber community for knitters and crocheters mainly, but I have found many groups and much information there for spinners and feltmakers as well.  If you are a fiber enthusiasts, I recommend that you join.  It is a very easy-going, fun community to be a part of with a wealth of fiber information and resources.
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