The Henny Penny Quilt Pattern is here and now available for sale. It’s only $10 plus shipping. I’m going to be working on streamlining the web site for placing orders online. But for now if your interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This pattern uses the Ruth B. McDowell method of freezer paper. It’s easy to sew making it great for beginners. The challenge and the fun is in choosing your fabrics.
The Winter Farmers Market Fiber Days are happening again this Saturday, February 22nd, in Wayland at the Russell’s Garden Center. You’ll find us vending in the main greenhouse. We’ll have new skeins of handspun yarn, needle felting supplies, and this month we will be bringing deeply discounted grab bags full of locks. They are fantastic for needle felting. Here’s some photo’s from last month.
I enjoy spinning silk. It is a little luxury that is fun to work with. I’ll often spin in silk when I’m spinning sheep fleece. It adds a sheen and an area of interest to art yarn. And it is really fun and easy to spin itself. The fibers are really strong and need to be opened up. They are also really fine and cling to rough hands. I find I need to pamper my hands with lotion for several days before working with silk. The finished yarn adds such a nice edge to knitted items.
This week we dyed silk hankies. We like to use Greener Shades Dyes which we prepare into a 1% stock solution. We put the dye into squeeze bottles which makes it easier to apply the dye and custom blend the colors. The … Continue reading →
This coming weekend, February 15th, I’ll be teaching how to create your very own Henny Penny from my pattern. The class is hosted by A Notion to Quiltin Shelburne Falls. If your interested in joining us please contact them to reserve a spot.
If your interested in hosting me at your local quilt shop please contact me. And I do have patterns available for sale.
I’m very excited to be opening my studio doors as I participate in this years Crafts of Colrain Studio tour. Come visit me on November 9th or 10th. I’ll have a few peaks at some of my new quilts, hats, and potholders to show you in the coming week.
My two new quilts will be on display. The first is a quilt of Murphy, my friend Carole’s Rooster.
And the second quilt is Henny Penny. This is quilt pattern I will have for sale and is a great quilt pattern for intermediate students.
It so nice to pull out the fun table time activities that have been away all summer. As we adjust to the colder, darker days, and gather around the table or the fire to play. I was reintroduced to this activity recently by a close friend. It requires water, dropper, plastic egg cartons, and food coloring. You fill the egg cartons with water and choose four compartments to hold your base colors. In this case the red, yellow, green, and blue that comes in a food coloring packet. I put in about ten drops. Then the kids (and adults, trust me you’ll want to join in) take the dropper and mix up colors in all the other spaces by taking a little of the base colors and moving them to the other compartments. The colors mix in the water and come out brilliant. Have fun.