As the holiday countdown winds down, why not put a few handmade finishing touches on your gifts this year? If you ran out of time to make gifts for everyone on your list, adding a small handmade flourish using a few of our ideas below will still show the recipient how much you care!
Pompons instead of bows: a great way to destash yarn, plus they can also be used as an ornament for your tree!
Replace ribbon with yarn to create striking stripes or a woven effect.
Decorate packages with small embellishments you can needle felt, knit or crochet such as miniature wreaths, holly, snowflakes, or anything else you can dream up!
Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap: Knit or crochet gift bags add a personal touch to store-bought gifts!
All of these projects (and more!) can be found via our “Presentation is Everything” Pinterest board! Join Us for the 12 Fiber Toys of Christmas It’s Toy Season! This Friday, we’ll be featuring a new favorite fiber toy with a special deal and a chance to win that particular toy (tool) – click here for more details! Chris, Nancy, and the entire Woolery team!
The one thing that all spinners, weavers, dyers, felters, knitters, hookers—need I go on—share is a love of our base material. Perhaps that is why we are so nutty about rug hooking around here. The materials and designs so enticing! If you aren’t familiar with the process (and even if you are) you will enjoy the resources on our rug hooking how to get started page. In particular, check out the video by Gene Shepherd, who gives a great demonstration on the beauty and basics of the craft.
We want to give one lucky reader/fan/follower a chance to win an adorable beginning rug-hooking kit featured in our last blog. Simply post a comment about any rug hooking expereinces you have had even if it is none! We will pick a winner a week from now (no foolin’). It’s time to get hooked!
Leslie Samson Workshops
Speaking of beautiful, enticing materials we are thrilled to host the marvelous felter Leslie Samson in May. Leslie has taken felting to another level with her exquisite approachable designs. Leslie is a master at wet, needle, and nuno felting. Felt wool and beyond, by making wearables to wall pieces. Leslie will teach three workshops: Botanical Felting, Scribble Lace Scarf, and Felted Tapestry. (You might even spot a bunny or two hopping around.)
We would love to see you here in May or any other time! Of course we can visit online anytime.
Chris, Nancy, and the entire Woolery team
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