Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Knittting for the Troops in the Hartford Currant

There was a very nice article written in the Hartford Currant about knitting for the troops. I'm really looking forward to our first meeting to knit for the troops. I hope that you can join me at the Shop Thursday, June 21, 6:30 -8:30. There will be refreshments, as well as the good company.


Monday, June 18, 2007

Weaving and spinning at Gallery on the Green in Litchfield

I can't believe that its already been almost 2 weeks since the Gallery on the Green Crafts show!
I thought we would get rained out, but instead we lucked out. My fearless Aunt Jan came along for support and help. She wove a scarf on the rigid heddle loom, while I spun on my wheel and talked with onlookers and customers. The kids had a great time trying out the loom while Aunt Jan showed them what to do. KIDS LOVE WEAVING. They are facinated by the process and the results. Put any child at a loom and just watch them go at it. By the end of the show a man stopped by with his giant white furball of a dog and asked about getting yarn spun. What a great project that will be!
Well people enjoyed the demos as well as purchasing my handwoven scarves, shawls and felted items. Aunt Jan finished the scarf at the end of the day, and it looks lovely! It was a great day and I look foward to going back next year. Of course in all the excitement I forgot to take a single picture, although the newspapers took some of the kids at the loom.