Thursday, April 28, 2011

a rainbow in a plastic bag


i think i had a flash of divine inspiration this afternoon as i was making my to-do list for tomorrow when i'll be scrambling to get ready for the show on saturday.

 i was remembering a moment from no-coast. it was toward the end of the day on saturday, the second day of the show. a sweet girl in a vintage coat and a hand-knit cap was hanging out at the booth. she quickly admitted that she's not a knitter, not yet anyway because her friend had made the hat. but she was drawn to the fiber. you see, i had several brightly colored balls of dyed roving displayed to tempt would-be spinners and needle felters. she loved the color, she loved the squishy feel of it in her hands. and she bought it. she told me she had no idea what she would do with it. don't you want to learn to spin, i asked. nope, she just liked it. ok, then. a pretty wad of wool it was, and that's cool. i never really contemplated not actually processing it into something other than what it was.

so i am offering bags of pretty wool. to spin, to felt, to make crafts, to stuff a sock monkey, to put in a ballerina's satin shoes, or to simply admire. the bags are $5 each and weigh in between 1.5 and 2 ounces. the fiber is a mixture of wool, mohair, llama and the majority from sheep right here in minnesota.

i hope you like them!

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