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We welcome you to follow along on our crafty adventures. Frank is a farmer by day, jewelry and hand braided cord-maker by night. Jane simply fiddles with fabric and fiber any time she can. We share things about what we make, how we make it, where you can get it.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Explaining what I make from Sheep fleece

So I joined a local business network group, it meets weekly, every member stand up and has 50 seconds to tell about what they do. 
 
We all begin with our names and a brief tag line with our business name.  Because I am new to the group, I also add an over view of what I make:  the lead in goes like this: 
 
Jane Carlstrom of A Tranquil Nook,
        creating whimsical wearables, fiber art, & soft home decor.

But, what are whimsical wearables, fiber art, and soft home decor?  Some members might know, some might not.  This week my goal was to provide some insight about felt goods with words and visuals (the actual pieces plucked out of a basket as the words were said).  It went like this:





Jane Carlstrom of A Tranquil Nook,
creating whimsical wearables, fiber art, & soft home decor.
                                                                                                        
I work with eco-friendly natural fibers.
 Primarily wool, fleece cut off the sheep,

cleaned, natural color, or dyed.  I buy it in the form of
 wool batt and wool roving.  

Using traditional wet feltmaking or newer needle felting, I coax the individual fibers to mat together to become a unified whole.

 Be that a hat, a sculpture, 

 a vine 

 or a fake chip off the Blarney stone.



And then my time was up.  Next week, will give a go at sharing that these are original works and where people can find them for sale.




                                                                                                        

1 comment:

  1. Hee hee! I think a wool Blarney Stone makes perfect sense! :-)

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