Saturday, June 6, 2009

2009 Flagstaff Wool Festival

Photos © Mike Buchheit
I spent the morning at the 18th Annual Wool Festival in Flagstaff, AZ. A fabulous event despite the unseasonably chilly weather. Shearing, carding, dyeing, spinning, and more were demonstrated by experts; llamas, alpacas, and Churro sheep mugged for the cameras; luxurious fibers of all stripes, as well as handmade knitted and felted items, were on sale at amazingly-low prices. I picked up some beautiful Cormo wool roving and a few tips on dyeing it myself using Kool-Aid — that alone was worth the $1 price of admission! If you're in the area tomorrow, you won't want to miss this. ~Kim

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Felted Stones

Felted stones © Kim Buchheit
I experimented with felting these smooth black stones today. When I went outside to photograph them, I literally tripped over a very large and glorious horned toad!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

How-to-Felt Video :: Felted Acorn Ornaments

How-to Felting Video © Kim Buchheit
Wildly Woolly's on YouTube with our first video tutorial! Feedback welcome ;)
Update: Here's a new time-saving tip I discovered that's not in the video. While visiting my Facebook page, please consider liking Wildly Woolly to continue learning along with me about all things wool... thanks!