Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Like a man with a tiger outside his gate
It's the Old Bus Depot Markets Celebration of Wool Day this coming Sunday. Although the markets are on every Sunday, the woolstravaganza only happens once a year. The Canberra SnB group has booked a stall and we'll be hosting an all-day stitching - knitting, crochet, whatever - session for anyone who wants to drop in.
A few of us will also be selling stuff: there will be hand-dyed yarn and bats of spinning fibre from Happyspider; hand dyed yarn from Monica; and Knitaholic and Happy Knitting bags, Groovy Green Bags, painted bamboo knitting needles and knitted cupcakes from The Shopping Sherpa. Taphophile will be providing a skein-to-ball winding service, and I've been podding up a storm, and with luck will have some felted pendants as well.
UPDATE: Jejune's gorgeous Knitting Art products will be there too.
Here's a peek into how I've been spending my time lately:
Hand felting several items at once using a plunger (bought new for this purpose) in a bucket.
Afer that they individually get a bit of rubbing and agitating - the best way to really reduce stitch definition and make a really 'felty' fabric.
My new favourite step. Chuck wet soggy item hard onto the concrete, repeatedly. If I do enough of this I have sore arms the next day (in the good way - felting muscles!)