Thursday, May 27, 2010

Come to the WILD WOOL MARKET this Saturday!

We'll be participating in the first ever WILD WOOL MARKET this Saturday. Sure, it's Memorial Day Week-end, but come and see us. Here's the scoop:

Saturday, May 29th, 10-4
at the
Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Other news from THE STUDIO:
Memorial Day Week-End SALE at the store.
This Friday, Saturday & Sunday
20% OFF all Fibers
25% OFF Ashford Dyed Corriedale
And...we've got tons of undyed fibers and a great selection of dyes in stock. We've got undyed BFL, Merino, Superfine Merino, SW BFL, SW Merino, Colonial, South African, Falkland, Wensleydale, Finn.
We've also got some really beautiful blends that would be fabulous dyed up...Cultivated Silk/Merino 50/50, 21m Merino/Tussah Silk/Baby Camel 50/25/25, Alpaca/Merino/Tussah 50/30/20, and BFL/Tussah Silk 75/25. And, of course, we have Cultivated Silk Top, Tussah Silk, Silk Noils, Throwster's Waste, and Silk Hankies, Bamboo and Tencel.
And for those of you who are out-of-state, we cheerfully accept MAIL ORDERS. Give us a call at 612.822.1600, check our Etsy Store, or contact us via e-mail.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Felt Makers Retreat

April 23-25, 9-4

Community Homestead Farm
201 280th Street
Osceola, WI 54020
(it's just over an hour from Twin Cities)

To Register, or for more Information:
Call Jill at 952-484-1146, or e-mail her at Prices include a light lunch.

Seamless Vest or Top with Jill Lynn (shown above)
3 day class, Fri - Sunday ($360 + materials)
Have you ever asked yourself:
"How big do I make the resist pattern to get a well-fulled vest (or sleeveless tunic) in the size I want? Oh yeah, and preferably not cardboard stiff."

We will address these issues, and many more. By the end of class you will not only have a well made vest, or sleeveless tunic, but some great tools for sizing and control of fabric weight for all of your future projects.

Did I mention that the vest is reversible? To see more of Jill Lynn's work, check out her website at

Elements Shawl with Kay Kaduce
2 day class, Fri - Sat ($240 + materials)
This shawl combines a wonderful mix of wet felted wool, textured nuno felt and re-purposed wool. The unique design features the use of a number of techniques, such as wet and needle felting, machine sewing, beading, and embellishing. Be ready for the creative juice to flow.

Freeform Bracelet with Rona Horn
1 day class, Sun ($120 + materials)
This over the top project features wet felting around a wire armature, embellishing with a simplified free form peyote look and additional beading techniques. The free form peyote is stitched in parts then assembled during the embellishing process, allowing you to mix and match your pieces in the course of the design process.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cutest Kitty!

This is my kitty, Pie...he is the sweetest boy!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Shepherd's Harvest and Tons of Wool for Dyeing

It's Spring, and I love daffodils.
Thanks to my friend Barb for this sweet bouquet!

Here's a head's up, SHEPHERD'S HARVEST FESTIVAL is coming up fast! Be sure to mark your calendars...we'll be at the Washington County Fairgrounds (in Lake Elmo) Mother's Day Week-end, May 8th and 9th. If you are at all into fibers, it's a must see. A ton of activities going on, it's a blast, and it's totally free! For more info,


We're loaded with fibers, including nine new colors in the solid color Merino Tops.

There are some very pretty new Multi-Color Merino Tops, too...can't wait to spin them up.

We've got a bunch of undyed wools that are perfect for dyeing. There's Blue Face Leicester (BFL), Merino, Superfine Merino, Falkland, Colonial, South African Top, Wensleydale (very lustrous and a very long staple), Superwash Merino and Superwash BFL.

We also have a bunch of other undyed fibers you can dye up. China Silk (aka Paj Silk) Fabric for Nuno Felting (54" wide), Bombyx Silk Top, Silk Hankies, Silk Caps, Silk Throwster's Waste, Tussah Silk with Flecks, Mohair Top, Soy Silk, Bamboo, Tencel, Firestar (100% Nylon) and even Hemp (new in the shop).

We're working on the new class schedule and I hope to have that ready soon. If you'd like to get notices about class schedules and other events at the shop, shoot me an email at with the subject "Email List," and I'll add you to the list.

And, as always, if you have any recommendations for the shop, I appreciate your input.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


The Winter Class Schedule is ready (yay!). You can take a look at it at There are a couple of classes still to be posted, I should have them ready next week. And I'll also have the photos on the website within the next couple days.

And while I'm posting, here's a last minute reminder that the Spinning Group meets today, 12-4.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Items, Spinning Group

Hi everybody,

Here are some of new things in the shop:

Another shipment of Gale's Art has come in...her semi-solid BFL and 70 Alpaca/30 Silk (yum).

Hand Painted Firestar, a bunch of it in lots of colors, perfect for putting sparkle into your fibers.

Lots of Hand Dyed and Carded Romney, Corriedale, Border Leicester locks and more by Celeste. Also her Handspun singles from that started out as fleeces grown by happy sheep, all from Minnesota and Wisconsin...can't get any more local than that.

Pulled Silk Threads from Frabjous Fibers (great for carding into your batts and such).

Sari Ribbons from Frabjous Fibers, really nice colors. Crazy Batts carded by moi.

And don't forget...we'll be doing the Spinning Group at the shop on Sunday, January 17th, from 12-4, hope you can make it. February dates will be the 7th and the 21st, be sure to mark your calendars!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

CRAZY BATTS at The Fiber Studio

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Originally uploaded by The Fiber Studio

New! Soft, Fluffy, Etheral CRAZY BATTS for spinning Art Yarns, each chock full of fibery goodness! They're also great for wet felting and needle felting, you'll want to check them out.