Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SWIFT -Spinners & Weavers of Indiana - Fibers & Textiles

I recently attended the annual meeting of SWIFT ( Spinner & Weavers of Indiana - Fibers & Textiles ).  It was held at Conner Prairie. north of Indianapolis, IN.  If you have never visited Conner Prairie, you don't know what you are missing.  If you are ever in the Indy area, I highly recommend fitting it in your plans.

There was a very nice turn-out.  Lots of spinners, weavers & fiber artists gathered in one place for fellowship, food & sharing of ideas, projects and inspiration.

This was the first meeting I was able to attend.  I enjoyed meeting new people & I especially loved the presentation from Kate Larson, Susan Markle and Ann Reaves, who were part of a tour led by Nancy Bush to Estonia last June. It was a fascinating glimpse into the daily life & beautiful work of the Estonian fiber artists.
I am quite convinced I am not cut out for that life.  Although according to their customs, I am good wife & mother material.  I am "stocky" enough that I don't have to stuff the calves of my socks like many of them do.  Evidently that is a positive feature there.  Not so much here in the good ole USA.

I also learned some interesting facts about the youth Sheep to Shawl team that competes at the Indiana State Fair.  What talent these young folks have.  I was quite impressed.

I wish I had remembered my camera that day.  But if you go here, there are pretty pictures from the day.

                   This is the only picture I managed to take with my phone...it does not do it justice.

Many thanks to Cheryl Moreo from The Fiber Closet for attending with me.  It was a great day from start to finish (sepecially the finish....Maggiano's tiramisu)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Super Stealth

Just popping in to say hi!!

Much more to follow later about the KnitCircus Spring Retreat in Madison, WI and the Fiber Event in Greencastle, IN.  For now I will just tell you that I had a wonderful time at both.  They deserve much more detail than I can give them today.  But, I promise to fill you in on both by the end of this week.

I have started a super stealth mystery project.  I will keep you updated as I go without giving too much away.  But I can tell you I am super excited about it.

I even swatched.....sort of.  

I started with a provisional cast-on.  If you need a tutorial on this...I highly recommend the one 
by Liat Gat from Knit Freedom.

Ok, that is all I have time for right now.  But look out, I am a knitter on deadline & flying by the seat of my pants.....whatever that means!

Happy, Peaceful Knitting to all!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A New Store!

I am venturing into the realm of coding while building a new store hosted here on the blog.

I alternate between giddiness at the joy of it & beating my head on the desk.

The store front will be open periodically this weekend as I work through adding products.  I am adding the commercial products first.  So far I am carrying a few high quality products that I love.



                    After I take care of work out the bugs, I will start adding the fiber art pieces.

If you see something that you want to order & you have issues doing so...send me an email at reginasfiberart@gmail.com.

Or as always, the studio/shop is open by appointment (see contact tab above) and I will be at various shows in the Midwest starting in mid April.

I hope to have a calendar up on a tab at the top of the blog soon. It will list the shows & events I will be attending.

Back to work now.  I think I will move to the deck to work for a while.  That should make it seem like a holiday weekend right??

Hope you all have a beautiful, relaxing weekend.