Saturday, November 19, 2005

Fabulous Fibers

Here is a sampling of fibers I have lying around the shop: hand painted silk bricks from Curious Creek Fibers- a dream to spin! Hand carded batts, dyed mohair locks, color packs of wool with bits of novelty yarns and shredded mylar for needle felting or spinning projects... I also offer wool fleece, undyed silk,mohair and fine merino roving and roving from Harrisville and Ashford in a variety of colors.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


If you haven't seen this book, you're really missing out. Very inspiring! I'm looking forward to playing with some of the ideas and techniques in this book and incorporating fusable fibers into my feltwork. Can't wait!

The Many Facets of Chris Continued...

Some of these photos are a little blurry- sorry! Hope you enjoyed viewing some of Chris Lynch's work. I hope to feature other local fiber artists here in the future. Great show Chris!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Many Facets of Chris

Here is a sample of Chris Lynch's baskets and beadwork. I will be posting photos of her quilts and knitting. To be continued......

Friday, November 11, 2005

Featured Artists

I'm completely disgusted with my scanner right now. I wanted to upload a flyer and it wouldn't let me. Grrrrrrr... The idea of a blog entry without a picture is, well... annoying to say the least.

The Rookery is hosting "The Many Facets of Chris" featuring the works of local artist Chris Lynch. I know she reads my blog, so I'm going to embarass her right now by saying she's this amazing jack of all trades sort of person. She is an engineer working in a male dominated field, surrounded by construction work, heavy equiptment, grime, dirt, sweaty guys, etc.... so if you can imagine her in her work grubbies sitting in her pick-up truck knitting up an equisite shawl during her break, you'll understand why I think she's so cool.

Another announcement I'd like to make is that Worldly Goods Buttons has featured my work on their website. I was really thrilled to get their invitation. I love their buttons and use them in my feltwork. I also sell them in my shop.

Well, I'll be taking pictures of Chris's work tomarrow and get them posted to the blog this weekend. She weaves baskets, quilts, knits, makes jewelry and paper art and is starting to explore needle felting.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Handwoven Baskets

I love these baskets! They are so beautiful and so well made. Some of the best made baskets I've ever come across for toting around projects or stashing yarn and wool. A new shipment arrived yesterday, so the store is now stocked for the holidays.

Monday, November 07, 2005

The "Shoppe" Sign

Finally getting around to posting a picture of my "shoppe" sign. I'll be posting photos of new products that come in as well over the next couple of weeks, so be sure to check back and see what's new at The Rookery.

Something Fishy

These two peices I had left over from the art show. There were two salmon originally, one with a teal border that sold before the show even opened. I decided not to sell this one, wanting to have a physical representation of my work to share with people. I had nothing this summer to show of my work when visitors stopped by and began inquiring about felting and my work in general. Big oversite on my part. I was glad the halibut didn't sell. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I'm going to hang on to both while I create some new pieces.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Handspun Happiness

I've fallen in love with this yarn since I knit it up. It was fun to spin and looked nice in the skein (you can see it in my post Hot off the Bobbin) but knitted! It's sooooooooo long. Double wrapped around my neck it still hangs to my knees. I knit it on 60" circulars, size 17. Had it up for sale in the art show and was happily relieved that it didn't sell. I don't want to part with it now!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Off the Warp

These two bags came from a single weaving. The warp consisted of Harrisville's Highland Wool. The weft, a wonderful Japanese yarn called Diadrey. Diakeito is the name of the company. Their yarns are incredible. You can see them at

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Artful Yarns

The black and white handspun was created by Liz Mitchell using a drop spindle. "Jack's Back" was inspired by Tim Burton's film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Love the spiders and sequins! The pile of skeins were created by me using an Ashford Elizabeth with a jumbo flyer attatchment.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Artful Knits

Felted Bag and Norwegian Poppies sweater handknit by Karen Millstein.

More Featured Works

Batik Quilt (with petroglyphs) by Bonnie Dillard and Sally Troxell. Sally is responsible for all of the tedious little stitches on this project. I'm afraid the photo doesn't show the designs at all. They are quite intricate and very organic. This is a queen size quilt. "A River Runs Through" is also by Sally. Lots of beadwork done on this quilt- I really admire her work. The last quilt was created by Kristen Wertanen. "It's Eating Away at Her" is a tribute to her friend's personal battle with anorexia.