I will have a booth in Building D again this year -- right next to my neighbor and friend, Denise Morris, of Morris Pottery. I will be selling my homegrown TeeswaterX raw and washed locks, BFL and Shetland combed top and roving, and maybe a few skirted fleeces. I will have plenty of felt pelts, a couple felted vests, some ecoprinted nunofelt cowls/scarves, handcrafted soap and lip balm, and a few washable tanned hides.
On Sunday, May 14th I will be teaching a Cobweb Felt Floor Lampshade class from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will be using fiber from my ewe, Wanda. She's a Wensleydale/Bluefaced Leicester cross with lustrous locks. I think there are still a few spaces left in the class. You can find more details and register here.
If you're closer to eastern Wisconsin, I will also be teaching this class at Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival on Sunday, September 10th.
I've been experimenting with eco-printing and nunofelting the lampshades. They can also be gradient dyed, embroidered or beaded as desired. I just love them -- they impart a warm glow to any room.
Yesterday I decided to try making a raw locks collar from one of Wanda's lamb's fleece. It is a Teeswater/Wensleydale/Bluefaced Leicester. I cringed at the dirty greasy tips, but went ahead and gave it a try.
Now I feel more comfortable offering it for sale. I have six bags of it on hand and more growing on the hoof!