Saturday, January 29, 2011

Rug Workshop schedule

Annie Brown has two workshops scheduled so far, more details later:
Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival: May 20,21 & 22, 2011, Masterson Station, Lexington, Ky.
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair: October 21-23, 2011, Asheville, NC.

I will be teaching a rug braiding workshop at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival on Friday, September 9, 2011, then judge the fleece show on Saturday and give a fleece talk on Sunday.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Our book will be available

Good News! Our book will soon be back in print! As soon as I have copies in hand, I'll post it on this blog and have copies available on our etsy store - so keep watch!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

More new rug ideas

Here are three oval spiral rugs, each done in a different technique.

This is an Icelandic Rug, roving was donated by
Marty Favre, Fence Row Farm, Charlotte, MI. It is an
oval spiral rug in 3 colors and weighs about 4 pounds.


I started this rug by braiding 40 yards of white roving from a commercial flock of sheep. Then I "Painted" the braids, using the same technique used to paint roving or yarn.
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The person who donated the roving for this rug, had accidently felted  it during the dying process. It was felted quite solidly and the dye  uptake was uneven. I tore/cut the roving into strips and separated  it into color batches. It was very easy to braid and was a n excellent way to salvage what could have been a disaster