Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lacemakers' Mascot

The hedgehog is the mascot of lacemakers, primarily because bobbin lacers use lots of pins in their work. But makers of all types of lace have adopted this cute animal. This is one I found in New Bern, NC, at the Tryon Palace gift shop. I brought him to the Carolina FiberFest. He"s holding some tatting I made using silk sewing thread.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

One of my photos featured on Ravelry

My photo of the Morehouse Farm Baby Owl Purse was selected to be featured on the Ravelry page for the pattern: What a nice surprise!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tatting at 2011 Carolina FiberFest

Tri-Tatters demonstrated tatting and displayed lots of examples of tatted work at the Carolina FiberFest. This is the 2nd year we've participated in this event.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Crocheting at Carolina FiberFest 2011

I demonstrated crocheting at this year's Carolina FiberFest at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC,

I brought examples of my projects.

A scarf and some vintage crocheted laces that I've collected over the years.

More crocheted scarves and a crocheted ear of corn...very appropriate since the event is part of the NC Ag Festival.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Off the very tiny needles: Union Jack Flag

I gave this flag as a gift to a knitter friend from England when she hosted a brunch to honor the Royal Wedding. I knit it on size 1 needles using needlepoint (Persian) wool. This project reminded me why I don't do intarsia knitting much. All those color changes on those tiny needles...whew! The pattern is from Debbie Bliss's The Knitter's Year. The book is full of small projects; I've already made several because they knit up so quickly. But the Union Jack, well, that one, not so quickly!