Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wool gatherings, Eureka MO

Last weekend I travelled to Missouri to teach at the Wool Gathering in Eureka. It is a wonderful little store filled to the brim with wool and knitting yarn. Jerri and Laura manage the store for Amy. The students were enthusiastic and worked on embellishing leaves for their appliqued tree project.
It was fun to see the variation in color choices as well as the many interpretations of the four seasons.
We worked with fun threads, beads, buttons and ribbons to achieve dimension and texture. It is so inspiring to see how a plain element comes to life.
It has been a very busy month. I am now in Calgary at 'Out of Hand' teaching for 5 days for my wonderful friend Deirdre and in between classes I am stitching a little on the applique of the borders of this years Christmas BOM. I am also putting the finishing touches to the drawing of the new 2011 Block of the Month which will be posted in early October. If you are wanting to sign up for the new BOM keep you eye out for the October newsletter as this sells out quickly.
Take care


  1. Wonderful leaves and I love the bug.. Wish I could have made it, you were so close..

  2. Love, love all the inspiration. And Boerne, Texas, back to my own home state. You are really on the move, loving forward to seeing next years BOM. Nancy

  3. I love working with wool, but I need to practice my embroidery skills so I can do more with embellishing.


  4. It's so cool to be able to follow your blog and get inspiration I have nearly finished my leaves from your Gold Coast Class In Aussie !

  5. Funny I should feel so pleased to have found you in Eureka - I'm assuming Eureka Springs? Oh, but maybe I'm wrong. If so, then I'm imagining you in the delightful, steep streets and remembering the family reunion there anyway. So nice.