Wednesday, October 5, 2011

wow! It's been a long time

I have been working on an e-book about the basics of Punch Needle, a great refresher and a reminder to get your punches out of those drawers and get punching! I will be sampling videos and pictures here, I'd love some feedback.
The first is of threading the regular punch needle, I think I'll also add threading the fine point needle, but not sure about adding it as still photos or as another video.
I will be at the California Firsts Fall retreat this Saturday October 8th from 9-3, there are only 3 vendors, a great raffle, an easy place to just hang out and hook amongst some very friendly hookers!
This year's event it being held at:
Magnolia Center Church of Christ 6160 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CA
From West: Take 10 freeway to 215 south, to 91 west, Central Ave. exit, right on Central Ave. to Riverside Ave. (1st stop light), right to Merrill (1st stop light), right, left into church parking lot.
From East: 91 freeway eastbound to Central Ave. exit , turn left on to Central, go to 1st stop light (Riverside Ave.), turn right to 1st stop light (Merrill),  turn right, left in to church parking lot.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stitches West 2011

I will be vending at Stitches West in Santa Clara Feb. 18-20th in booth 844. This is a great event for all fiber lovers, although it is primarily a knitting event, there are plenty of booths that have fiber, spinning & weaving supplies. Please stop by and say hello to JoShell & Una and check out what's new! See you there.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I've added a coupon code for my website that will be active from Dec 1st 2010-Jan 31st 2011 the code is holidaythanks and will be a 10% discount. Thanks Everyone!

Friday, November 5, 2010


November is a time for thanks; I would like to extend a thank-you to all of you for continuing to encourage my creativity. I think we all go through times when we feel like we are in a creative slump. Here’s what I’ve been doing to push myself. First I just have to get off my ass and get moving! Sometimes that’s the hardest thing to do. I do try to make a plan, I need to be better about writing down the plan; it’s too easy to drift from the plan. I’ve been trying to set a weekly goal. This week, I made two pieces of felt yardage for some punch work that will be tote bags, laid out two felted scarves (I’m still fighting with them so it’s a little frustrating), created a pattern for the “Monroe” bag* (it’s printed, labeled, listed on my website and ready to go!), put my new trivet kits up on my website. I still have two items left on this week’s list, finishing my sign and writing this blog post! Not bad, now that I’ve gotten this week under my belt, I’m going to start on next week’s list. How do you keep on task and spark your creative side?

I also few added items, I’ve contacted a Quilt lap stand maker about a wooden lap stand for Punching, he’s sending me one to try out, and I’ll post my review after it arrives. I’m very excited about it though. I’m also working with a new designer close to here in Diamond Bar, her designs are more primitive but with a sense of whimsy, hopefully we’ll debut her designs in December.

* note on the Monroe bag, it is for the plain pattern, no design included

Scroll down to see about the events I have coming up, maybe I'll see some of you this Sunday in Torrance?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Designing Weavers View Book

I am a member of Designing Weavers and this is our new view book. I'm very proud to be among such talented Artists.

Friday, October 8, 2010

October News

Welcome to Fall one of my favorite times of year. If you'd like directions for the pumpkins e-mail me and I'll send them!
Congrats to the Tan Family for winning this month's prize a #9 fine point punch.

I have started a facebook page for wooly walkers, hopefully it will become a nice meeting place for fiber artists
to stop by and share their questions & ideas.

I've added a few shows for November:

Southern California Handweavers' Guild "Weaving & Fiber Festival (WeFF)"
Annual Autumn Show & Sale

Sunday November 7th, 2010

Public Invited 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3350 Civic Center Drive, Torrance CA
Free Parking, Admission $5

Nov 13 6th Annual Harvest Hook-in, sponsored by California's First ATHA chapter, in Redlands, CA. it's at the Trinity Episcopal Church at 4th & Fern in Redlands from 9-3

Designing Weavers Holiday Exhibit & Sale

November 20 & 21, 2010
10am to 4pm each day

800 Woodward Blvd, Pasadena, CA
One mile south of 210 Fwy, two blocks east of Rosemead,
between Huntington Drive and California Blvd.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Welcome September

This month I am starting a give-away. Just post a comment to the question, should wooly walkers have a facebook page? I will randomly choose a winner, the prize will be an fine point Oxford Punch Needle size #9.

The #9 creates a 3/8" high loop and the fine point uses a single strand of worsted weight yarn. I love combining different height loops in the same piece it can really create amazing textures. You can also use a tall
er loops to accentuate a particular design element, such as lettering, it literally makes them pop!

courtesy of The Oxford Company

I am also starting a monthly newsletter, if you'd like to be included just let me know!