Monthly Archives: September 2012

Demo at the Fair

I belong to the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild. Every year we do demos at various fairs and events. This last week end we where at the Carp fair, http://carpfair.ca/ It is a typical fair with rides and concerts but it … Continue reading

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Join in on our Holiday Fiber Art Exchange

I know it is way too early to start thinking about the winter holidays or Christmas or whatever it is that you celebrate at that time of year, but believe it or not, it’s almost October. We are planning a … Continue reading

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Getting there slowly

Well i’m slowly getting everything back to normal after emptying out the whole downstairs of our house for new flooring , i know most of you have seen how they came out (sorry ) but  i absolutely love it, this is … Continue reading

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Australia Challenge

I recently spent a few days working on the Australia Challenge. There are so many gorgeous photos on flickr that it’s possible to lose quite a bit of time on there :) I finally settled on a couple of photo … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidery History

I recently studied a bit about the history of machine embroidery for my stitch class. I found an instruction book from the Singer Sewing Machine Company published in 1911 for doing “Art Embroidery”. It was amazing to see what was … Continue reading

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Just For Fun

It’s been quite a while since I made a piece of felt just for the fun of it. And quite a while since I made a piece of felt without worrying about even layers, straight edges, nice corners etc :)  … Continue reading

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One of a Kind Artwork Sold Wholesale?

I had a question about selling one of a kind artwork on a wholesale basis several weeks ago.      When I first heard the question, I thought “No”. But I’ve given it some thought and I think the answer … Continue reading

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Felt Cuffs and Hats

My last post showed you some bubble samples I made when visiting my friend Maureen. This time I will show you what we did with them. The first thing we did was try some wrist cuffs. We both used the same … Continue reading

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Starting Over

It’s okay to start over again knowing what you know and what you don’t know. Moving on imperfectly, and being at peace with that decision. You don’t need a brand new book  to begin writing a brand new story, And … Continue reading

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Australia Challenge

I have been busy trying to get all my stitch homework done but was able to combine stitch homework with this quarter’s challenge. We are working on machine embroidery and are looking at others work who do machine embroidery. Then … Continue reading

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