Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wool (deal) of the Week

Wool, wool, wool, can anyone ever have too much wool?
I've been rummaging around in my wool closet...and maybe I have just a little more than I can store right during the summer months, I will be posting a Wool Deal of the Week.
Here's how it works:  The Wool Deal prices will be good for one week only, from the time of my blog post.  I will post when the deal ends. The wool will be unwashed, off the bolt, and shipping is not included in the price.  Quantities are limited so first-come, first-served.  Just give me a call during normal business hours with your Visa, Master Card, or Discover numbers.

Here's the first Wool of the Week:
Green-on-green windowpane plaid!  Who couldn't use some more green?  Trees. Leaves. Frogs. Fish. Borders. This would also dye up wonderfully with a wash of golden yellow (making it a softer yellow-green).

$15.50 per yard

This deal expires Thursday June 7, 2012!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Learn To Rug Hook This Summer!

I love the Michigan Fiber Festival.  I have gone to it for many years as a shopper, being a knitter, spinner, and a plain old fiber nut.  I love visiting the sheep and seeing the Angora goat show and just being in the creative vibes with all of that wool and all those textures and colors.  Now it's equally as fun for me being a vendor because I get to immerse myself for 3 days in all that wooly happiness.  I get 3 glorious days to talk about rug hooking all day to anyone and everyone I meet.
Now I get to share my knowledge with you too!
Last year, I had many people visit my booth and I would hear :

"I've always wanted to do this"
"My mother (aunt, grandma) used to do this and I wish I knew how"
"I'd like to buy a kit but I need some lessons"

Well, now is your chance!

I will be teaching a beginning rug hooking class at the Michigan Fiber Festival on Friday, August 17, 2012.  It is an all-day class from 9 am to 4 pm.  You will have the opportunity to learn the art of rug hooking from me...and it's not only for beginners but if you need a refresher, this would be a great class for you!  And if you sign up for the workshop before July 1st, you will save $5.00 off the workshop fee.
Click here for the Festival Workshop Schedule.  You can register on-line or print off a mailable form. 
If you need anything more to tempt you...admission to the Festival is free on Friday with a limited amount of vendors open to sell their you could shop during lunch or following my workshop and beat the crowds on Saturday!
Correction!  I just received my Fiberline magazine and it lists a $3.00 admission fee on Friday (includes parking)...however this is still less than the $5.00 admission fee for Saturday or Sunday!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Mark Your Calendar...We're Doing It Again!

Spruce Ridge Studios
Open House and Tent Sale
Saturday June 23, 2012
10 am to 2 pm
(sale starts at 10 am sharp-no early sales please!)

There will be clearance-priced wool and rug hooking patterns, and craft-related products at reduced prices.  Also vintage, one of a kind, and antique treasures!
All sale items will be under the tent in my back yard.
For your regular rug hooking shopping needs, my studio will be open during the sale.
Visa, Master Card, and Discover accepted.
Please contact me for directions.