The Shepherd's Rug is a book about braiding a rug using wool roving. We are conducting workshops throughout the country to sell the book and teach others about the process. This blog will describe our experiences, so keep up and braid on...
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I thought you'd like to see some additional rugs that I've made in the last few years. Two are breed rugs for display and the third is an artistic endevor for competition.
Finn Sheep: this consignment oval rug is in two natural colors of Finn Sheep fleece. I found the Finn fleece very easy to braid and sew, plus it felted nicely. The owner from Pennsylvania, sent fleece from her own sheep to Zeilinger's to be processed, they sent it on to me.
This is a round rug made from three natual colors of Wensleydale fleece donated by Sherry Carlson (Loma Rica, CA). The Wensleydale roving worked up much like Lincoln or Cotswold, smooth and almost slippery, but with a wonderful handle.
Here are two views of my Taos Rug. I made this rug to enter in the rug competition at the "Wool Festival at Taos" in New Mexico, October of 2008. Roving from several sheep breeds and blends were used to make this rug. Annie and I taught a workshop and had a vendor booth that year.
THE BOOKS ARE IN!
You can order a copy of THE SHEPHERD'S RUG from Letty or Annie. Check or money order should be made out to "The Shepherd's Rug".
Price is $24.95 plus $5.65 for Priority Shipping with delivery Confirmation:
6881 N Sprinkle Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
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Mt Sterling, KY 40353
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