Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Flax and Linen in New England

Linum usitatissimum image in Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler




New Group Discovery! Thank you Lisa for forwarding this website: http://newenglandflaxandlinen.org/. (Isn't it a pretty image?)

Okay, now I have to make room for something else in my tiny garden!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Tips you can always use . . .

Episode 1407 – Arm Yourself: Perfecting your knitted sleeves and make your sweater knitting patterns fit their best. Download Barry Klein's free tip sheet for knitting sleeve caps.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fiber-ing in the Frigid Air

I ventured out to the Rockport Library yesterday and met three lovely ladies at the Tuesday Fiber Group. . . a quilter, two knitters, and me. It was just what I needed. They shared these fun photos recently taken by a Snow Bird friend (somewhere in Florida), who participated in a yarn bombing. They did Matisse proud, don't you think?



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wool Walking out the door . . . shipping day at WW.

Packing up a couple of special packages today. One to London . . . a Nursing Shawl knit with hand spun chocolate Merino wool sourced from historic Gore Place in Waltham MA. They host a fiber fest every spring, and I acquired this fleece on my first visit there, along with capturing some of my most favorite sheep portraits.
 


 


And, a special gift for Hanukkah -- sister to sister -- of four hanks of hand spun (and some hand dyed too) yarn: Swamp Flowers, Grey Skies-Touch of Clearing, Kiwi Grey, and Starry Skies Maine. Thank you so much AL for gift giving through WalkingWool. Hope your Sis has fun. 


Shoulder Seam -- Helpful tips from Berocco

Monday, November 30, 2015

Fibery Sugarplums Danced . . . Down the Stairs

So, the new WW Gallery is a two-story experience, linked by a magnificent Victorian staircase, complete with railings and posts that are of carved wood and quite simply, showstopping. With a little Murphy's Oil Soap, they easily glow with warmth and appeal. At least, that's what we're told by first-time visitors. So, know wonder we were inspired to "Deck the Hall (way)" with handmade fiber items of a petite scale (save for the "Andre the Giant" hand spun, hand dyed and hand knit mittens, that could easily sub for stockings at the fireplace mantel).








Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Getting ready for Shop Local - Small Biz Saturday . . . this weekend in Rockland.

After the delightful first-time Open House last week, and the constructive responses and feedback received from visitors and friends, we are poised for the start of the 2015 Holiday Shopping Season. We especially want to celebrate Shop Local - Small Business Saturday, November 28. Our hats are off to our local small business neighbors here in the MidCoast Maine region. We are excited to join their ranks!

If you visit us soon, he's a glimpse of what you'll find in store, and in store. . .