Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Keep Calm and Craft On

It's time to Keep Calm and Craft On again, and I just realized that I haven't posted at all this week!
I have mentioned before that I work at a local yarn store, and this past week I taught my annual childrens' fiber camp.
We dyed yarn with Kool-Aid, knitted, crocheted and needle felted. 
It was lots of fun, though a little hot for wooly endeavors.
I made this little wall hanging as a sample for the kids, to show how easy and fun it is to needle felt.

 As I was demonstrating I remembered how easy and fun it is for myself! I bought this book, and I am inspired to try making some little needle-felted friends for the kids.

In my quiet evening moments this week I was also able to do a little spinning on my new wheel.
It's not perfect, by any means, but it is making yarn! I wound off my first ounce or so of single spun, and I am working on some more to ply with it.
I had a few hiccups getting the wheel to run smoothly, mostly from my own neglect in following the directions, but it mostly does what its supposed to do now.

I have a few fun things to try out today with the kids (one of whom is feeling low with a cold) so I may post later on to share that.

What's on your creative to-do list today?


  1. Needle felting--especially little animals--is on my list of things to try, so I'll be looking forward to watching what you come up with. The spinning is looking great!

  2. Yes! The spinning wheel works! We should definitely get together for some spinning time. We are in a very busy time of our summer right now but you and your wheel are on the radar!