Monday, April 20, 2015

Seeking a little peace?

Read this from my friend in fiber Betsy . . . her blog is a delight to read and view.

Taking Commissions!

It's never too early to be thinking about gift giving, whatever the occasion may be. As I go through my materials, ala "spring cleaning" and such, I realize I have so many lovely hand spun, hand dyed, and other luscious yarns and fleece at my disposal. Though my studio is sooooo much smaller than I'm accustomed to, the supplies are plenty.

So, I've a few ideas I'd love to continue to reproduce, and am today officially launching a Request for Commissions for 2015. Here are a few of the lovely possibilities that could be yours, or someone you love. Customization is of course available, and open to discussion . . . view on.

Birdie for Everyone.
Needle felted sheep's wool, in some cases naturally dyed with plant dyes. A little cutie to hang, stand, or . . . wear? Depending on size you'd like, let's say +/- $12.00. 

Making Friends.
A mix of hand spun, hand dyed and lovely commercial yarns hand knit one at a time, but making a perfect pair. Can be hung by a yarn string. Depending on materials, color and size, let's call it +/- $35.00

Lettah Sweatah.
Haven't you always wanted one? I wasn't born in the 50s, but I sure was born FOR the '50s. Obviously, this is easily customized, for you or a dear one. Pick a color, size and letter, and consider it +/- $18.00

Teddy Heart.
He sure is a looker, and a hugger, and a keeper. What's your favorite color? Just let me know your specs, and we'll talk. He'll be pleased to be yours. Consider it roughly +/- $40.00


Little Mammal
Am I a sheep, a bear, dog or cat? I could be so many things to you, no? All materials and sizes considered, I'd say approx. +/- $12.00



Just Beachy.
This lovely peach colored BAMBOO fiber I hand spun into lovely singles yarn, than made an oh-so-soft rope for the evah surprising Southeastern Oyster shells. This ensemble is particularly nice against lots of exposed skin, don't you think? And, all in all, it's much lighter weight than you'd expect. We can talk color, fiber, and other specs. Let's start the convo at +/- $35.00.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April in Maine

If you look for it, you can still see a snow mound tucked into a shady spot here and there . . . on Tax Day. Hmmm.

It's a dirty time of year, so much salt and sand from the winter road maintenance, now left about everywhere it doesn't belong. Trash and other (read: dog poop) once hidden under wintry accumulation, now exposed to the light of day. Spring cleaning commences! Both indoors and out.Organizing the studio, the stash, the art gallery . . . moving things out as much as possible, through all channels available.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

On Instagram and Loving It


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Staying Satisfied

Terrific new books borrowed from the library ...
Loads of inspiration here!

And an exhibition at The Halsey ... Simply wow.

Plus, everyday sightings in this very vibrant community ...

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Positive Feedback

Our feline friend Jeremiah lives in VT and he needs indoor stimulation, especially this time of year. We sent him a New Year's handknit, felted gift to occupy himself, and here are the photos we received today to prove his approval  (they follow up the video that was shared earlier this month).

Jeremiah rudely woken up by the photographer . . . not happy!
Jeremiah in the throes of pleasure.

Jeremiah's mother Alyson testing the handknit hat and cowl, all allergy free! 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve in charleston

Taking time to pause, reflect, and organize ... Including my little cottage industry aka studio on-the-road. It's been a most productive, fibery month here in the Holy City, such a friendly, attractive, and creative smallish urban locale. Has been good for our troubled souls, and we are grateful.

So, documentary images include:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Projects On The Road: a new phase for Walking Wool

Little Bear, waiting for her stuffing.

Like the Design, not the end result so much, for a hat.
Better as a bowl to hold fibery things. (That's the jewelry-making stash in the background. More good things to come from it.)
Tiny Sweater, for hanging up and oggling. 
Special Chunky Handspun Hat, made with love, and llama and shetland fleece found in New England.

Fun Stripey Chunky Mitten, soon to have a mate. Sorbet colors! 
Making Friends (is the best!).

Felted Birdie catches the worm, or your heart.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Have projects will travel

On the road for family matters. Will be gone for some time. Luckily, was able to pack enough project material to last me months. Knitting, crochet, hooking, felting, jewelry ...and books, patterns, tools, fiber, beads, and passion. No wheel, but it may catch up with me. 

A peak into the active project bag ...