Fingerless Mitt Class in February

I am teaching at the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild
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 Fingerless Mitts, Cuffs or Wrist Warmers
Feb 22 (Saturday) – Wet Felting—
Description: Learn basic wet-felting techniques while keeping your wrists stylishly warm. Make a pair of wet felted cuffs that can be embellished in many ways. Keep your hands warmer but still allow full mobility for knitting , spinning or weaving or texting.
Your cuffs can be small and discrete or big and bold!
Prerequisite: None
Class Size: not more than 6
Time: 10am-3pm Level: Beginner
Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members Materials fee: $10
please contact the workshop coordinator to register: workshops@ovwsg.comfingerless mitt blue 1 fingerless mitt flowered 1

Last Show of the Season

Last Saturday and Sunday I did the last show of the season. It is usually a good show but it snowed and there was freezing rain. The driving was terrible. So Not so great a show. It was very slow but some crazy people did come out and I made a little money. On the up side I now have a head start on next years felting so less work for me.

Here is what my booth looked like.

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There were other great booths there too.

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Christmas day was busy and lots of fun but in the middle of making the gravy my daughter and niece decided I needed more colour for the day.

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I hope everyone is having a great holiday and you are enjoying friends, family and fiber. Now I am off to the store to return a broken present.

The Show

I had a great show. It was busy all weekend. Many people said it was there first time attending.  They really liked it. They liked that it wasn’t a huge show with hundreds of vendors. They were impressed by the quality and variety of the work for sale.

We did have some demo space and they were selling tickets on a raffle that supports our classes.

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There where 3 other felters there. They do mostly needle felting.

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Of course there was more than just felt at the sale.

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These brooms where beautiful. I think I would have to clean my house before using one though. Might be easier to become Wiccan.

Sadly I did not take a picture of my booth. The fingerless mitts did prove to be popular. So that was my weekend.  My feet where very tired at the end. And then of course we had to pack it up and take it home. My son Colin was a great help both for set up and take down. He is a good packer so everything is packed up the and into the van with room to spare.

Fingerless Mits Experiment

Christmas is coming so I am still working on fingerless mitts for my guild sale the first weekend in November. One of my scarves made the poster.

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I decided to try an experiment with a couple of pairs of Mitts. I wanted to make long cuts to reveal another colour.  I wrapped some shrink tubing and some regular tubing like you might use in a fish tank in some wool. I gave it a quick felt to get the wool tight around the tube. I thought this might be the best way to keep the fibers where I wanted them. I placed them between the layers of the mitts.

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It worked really well.  After I cut the felt and took the tubes out I steamed them and opened up the slits. They are purple and pink and pink and purple but the cameras seems to think the purple is blue. I think it is because the wool of the table is so yellow.

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This is what they look like on. Sorry the pictures are bad I had to take it on my own arm.

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They turned out really well . I think I could have used less wool around the inclusions. I think I might felt them more next time too.

the other thing I did recently was make a matching set of hat and mitts. I added some silk to both, scrunching it  up to make it very textured. One small part didn’t stick down properly on the hat and will need a couple of stitches.

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I have more hats on the go and need to do some scarves before the sale but I think things are going well so far. Have you tried anything new recently?

A few more changes made.

This is a learning curve. who knew it would be so hard to change the colour. or the menu bar etc.  I put up my classes and shows as they stand now. Things may change. I hope to add a couple of shows.

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My New Site

The site is under slow construction. I hope to have it looking better very soonblack ruffle 1