Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 2014 Sneffels Fiber Festival

Sneffels Fiber Festival - September 27 & 28

Colorado Fiber Events for Oct and Nov

October 11-12. Palisade First Annual Quilt and Fiber Festival,
October 20–22. Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild annual fiber arts sale, at Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Pkwy, Englewood.
October 30, 2011–January 29, 2012. Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204. (720) 865-5000;
November 2–6. Handweavers Guild of Boulder annual show and sale, at Boulder County Fairgrounds, Hover St. and Nelson Rd., Longmount.
November 19. San Juan Weavers Guild annual show and sale, at Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose. (970) 249-2981;;

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Laura Pedge

The following are photos from the September daytime meeting of wool applique quilts.
Laura Pedge gave a fabulous presentation of her work.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sheep to Shawl at the Meeker Classic 2014

At the Meeker Classic Sheep Dog Trials, in Meeker, Colorado, Nancy B, Lynnie H. and Bernadine M. (Dean) participated in a Sheep to Shawl demo and had a blast.  It was a long day of spinning. The Lloyds; Erik, Penny and Justin from Sheep Camp Mill in Molina were there too. There was combing, carding and weaving in addition to spinning.  So fun! And it was a beautiful day. Meeker is a gorgeous place as is the drive to it. Check it out.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Recycling yarn bits

I am trying out yarn recycling here, knitting from balls of tag ends yarn I've tied together.  I have a wicker suitcase full of tiny balls of leftover yarn that hide there, hoping I will forget about them.  No.  I will find a way to use them up!   So begins the project of sorting and tying together bits and pieces in color themes.  Then what to do with them?  Well, a simple stocking cap works and will keep someone's head warm this winter!

Here are the first 4 efforts:
Too much fun to see the striped bands change.  It's also fun to makeup the yarn balls in colorways.