Sunday, June 7, 2009

New at The Shop - Lutradur and Cheesecloth!

I now have Lutradur available for sale at the shop. Lutradur is a 100% Polyester Interfacing that comes 36" wide. I have a 50 yard bolt of the 70g weight, sold by the yard for $5.25/per.

Lutradur has many interesting uses, it's a fascinating material. You can paint on it, heat/melt it with a heat gun (or soldering iron) for lacy effects, rubber stamp it, image transfer, needle felt into it, foil and emboss onto it, print on your inkjet, melt it with angelina fibers, and who the heck knows what else!

I also nabbed a box of very lightweight, airy cheesecloth, I think it's 20 weight (?). I'll have to check the width and figure out what the price on it will be. It will also be sold by the yard.

I think both of these fibers have a ton of potential in fiber arts, surface design, bookmaking, altered books, artist trading cards, doll making, greeting cards...!

If you know anyone who plays with Lutradur and could teach a class, I'd love to know more about them and what they're doing with it.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Reminder: Spinning Group is Sunday, June 7

Just a quick reminder that the Spinning Group meets this Sunday, June 7th, from 12-4 PM. I know there will be lots of stories told about last month's Shepherd's Harvest Festival, the fibery treasures that were found, wooly encounters that were had, and more!

BTW, SHF is so DANG FUN, is there anyplace else that we can have so much fun for free?! (I don't think so!)

The Festival set a new attendance record, too...over 6,000 fiber nuts attended the two-day event! It was so fun to see SO MANY of you turn out for Shepherd's Harvest, y'all seemed to be having a great time! Thanks so much for supporting the Festival, for stopping by my booth, and thank you so much for your continued support of the shop, it is appreciated!

Oh, and don't you think we need a better name than "Spinning Group" (yawn)? Put on your think-caps and let's see what we can come up with!

Hope to see you Sunday!