Thursday, August 5, 2010
Socks! ... and prefelt.
Aren't they just beautiful? I love what she did with the heels. The local knitter who is kind enough to share photos of her items knitted with my Muffins has done it again! And again I offer to put you in touch with her if you'd like more information about how she did it. Except this time I think it would work out best if you send me your e-mail address directly instead of through a comment. Contact me here. But feel free to post a comment on the blog too; comments create the energy that fuels blogging activity!
Same knitter, another splendid treat:
Her next project using my Muffins: mittens! Can't wait to see them!
About felt, and my Nearly Felt. Since I posted my last entry which included some comments about what defines felt, my words have not set well with me. I still believe that the definition of felt ought to be more inclusive... but there's no reason to be snarky about it. I have edited that entry.
And I'm changing the name of this product. On a recent foray to New England Felting Supply to buy felting needles I noticed that they now stock sheets of needle-felted wool prepared using the same method as my own. They are hand-dyed and beautiful, softer to the touch than my own. And they are called prefelt. I think that if Chris White, the charming and talented owner of New England Felting Supply and author of the title, Uniquely Felt, calls them prefelt, then I will too. There, that's settled.
I plan to add a few pages here with information about what's available for sale, relying less and less on the web site. Right now I'm rather focused on spending what free time I have on the construction of an item that will be entered in the Needlework, Mixed Media category at the Creative Arts show at the Eastern States Exposition in September. I won't post a photo here until it's on display at the Big E, but I'll share that it involves felt weaving, needlefelting, and embroidery.