Felting

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Decisions, Decisions

Every December, I try to come up with crafting resolutions for the upcoming year, because the ones about exercising more, eating better, budgeting my money, etc., just go nowhere. By now, I’ve learned to refine my existing skills rather than take on new crafts. I’d rather get better at spinning, even after 20 years of…

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Art Safari on the banks of the Potomac

  Guild members work in wide variety of textile mediums, including weaving, felting, quilting, basketry, and surface design. Works by Elise Miller, Floris Flam, and many more. Photo: Eileen Doughty.   For twenty years, the Torpedo Factory Art Center, located along the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia, has hosted a fall Art Safari. The renovated munitions…

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Worldwide Spin in Public DayChile and Northern England

  On September 19th, many spinners around the world took their craft public. Using spindles, charkhas, and wheels, they shared handspinning with their communities for Worldwide Spin in Public Day. I'm excited to share a few of the great SIP (spin in public) events we've heard about through the WWSIP Facebook page and Ravelry group. If you would like…

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Fall Felting and Spinning Happenings

Dear Spinning Daily Readers,   Fall is a time to celebrate all things yarn-related–to cozy up with soft knits,  spin luxurious yarn for warm socks and sweaters, and cuddle up with a fun felting project. It's arguably the most wonderful time of year to be a spinner or felter, don't you think?   We're ringing…

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Five Felting Projects to 'Fall' in Love With

I know I'm not alone in this, but fall is hands-down my favorite time of year. I love the cool, crisp air, the crunch of fallen leaves beneath a good pair of boots, and, of course, the prospect of eating pumpkin flavored everything (it's the Midwest in me!).   But something about fall awakens my…

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Brush Up on Your Owl Wisdom

    It's hard to pick a favorite type of owl, but this marsh owl is pretty darn cute. Photo by Arno Meintjes via Wikimedia. What is it with owls? We loved The Owl and the Pussycat (although I have yet to personally meet a sea-going owl), we loved them in the 1970s, we loved…

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Felted 2015

  Nest Pincushion Heidi Boyd DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Page As the Whorl Spins Letters Get This! Reviews Your Yarn Abbreviations Classified Ads Advertiser’s Index Prickle of Hedgehogs Jennifer and Melissa VanSant    Flying V Bag Stefanie Berganini PROJECTS MAKE + GIVE Geodes Leah Adams Twill Basket Stephanie Flynn Sokolov Seaside Inspiration Felted Seashell Cards Deborah Wolff…

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Felting Magic

    Twill Basket by Stephanie Flynn Sokolov “Too much of a good thing . . . can be wonderful!” Mae West was probably talking about more voluptuous pleasures, but she could have been talking about felt. Wool is a wonderful thing. Hot, soapy water? Yup, good too. Agitation? Well, we’ll get back to that.…