Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
This is Petunia with her twin 4th of July kids! They were the smallest kids born on our farm and are growing nicely. Petunia didn't quite know what to think of these 2, but has grown into a wonderful caring mom. They cry and she runs. I love to pick them up and feel them melt in my arms. Too sweet!
This is the Blond Kid doe. Her fiber is very silky and thick. I have been working on taming them. They come within a foot of me now. I have picked up the above black buck and the red buck pictured next.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
This Tea Cozy idea was taken from "Historic Floral and Animal Designs for Embroiderers and Craftsmen". It was fun using fibers from my animals and creating this fun item. I felted this item at Alfred at a Hooking Retreat. I think I was the only lady needle felting. A fellow rug hooker, Lisa, paid me a compliment by purchasing this item from me. Thanks Lisa! The best part of this project was creating a primitive cozy and not worrying about if it looks right. The fiber when needle felted seems to take a life of its own. Try it sometime!
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Magic Friends out of "Knitter's Stash", Primitive wool rabbit and cat and pattern to be done in Locker Hooking from wool roving
The Primitive rabbit and cat are done in wool cloth and stuffed with wool scrapes. The whiskers are mohair or Angora with Angora/Mohair tuffs in the cats ears. A cat similiar to this one was lent to me from my good friend Nancy and her friend Brenda gave it to her for Christmas.
The yarn above is being used to make a cat (the picture shows the 2 legs on my options needles) out of a pattern from the book: Knitter's Stash. I am using homespun yarn from my agouti (color of a wild bunny) Angora rabbit, and the red yarn is a stran of wool/Mohair/Angora to give it a touch of color. I'll take a picture of the completed cat and post it when done - hopefully in a day or so. In the background is the pattern of an Angora Goat I plan on locker hooking.