It may be snowing outside but we are working hard to be ready of the summer selling season. Out of the dye pots and into the felting studio are fresh shades of peach and pink.
We will be at Creative Chaos in Vernon B.C. – June 2,3, 4 2017
Check back here often to find out where you can find us this spring/summer season.
After a wonderful month long show at our local art gallery we took some time off to enjoy the summer and spend time with family. Now fall is on it’s way and we are gearing up for fall classes and Christmas shows. One of the most exciting developments is the shift toward hand dyeing our own fibres. Up until now we have worked with a wonderful artist from Scotland to produce the beautiful custom colors on the fibres we us in our art. Now we are doing our own and having so much fun! Below you will find a few examples of the work we are producing in small batches. Soon these will be made available for purchase in the form of supply packs for use in your own projects.
Aside from the fact that felted soaps are very pretty there are many good reasons to felt a soap. I have listed a few of them below.
1.) Felted soap makes a great lather.
2.) It holds all the “goop” so the soap lasts longer
3.) The wool provides a gentle exfoliant.
4.) Wool is naturally anti-bacterial so no yucky smell.
5.) It’s not slippery so it’s easy for little hands to hang on to.
6.) Once the soap is gone the wool that remains makes a gentle scouring pad.
7.) When you’ve had enough fun with it the wool goes back to the earth.
The soaps that I felt are made by Alberta Natural Products. They are handmade of 100% natural ingredients. The soap is felted with hand dyed superfine merino wool and tied with a hand dyed silk ribbon. They come in a variety of colors and scents. The make a very pretty and affordable gift.
Here is a wee peek at some of the items that will be on view for the month of June at our Art Gallery right here in Armstrong.
These are just a few of the accessories that will be featured in the Wedding element of the show.
Sweet little Flower Girl Slippers
The Nuno Felted fabrics that will be made into the Flower Girl’s dress
Ring Bearer’s Pillow