Friday, September 24, 2010

Blending and Carding! Carding and Blending!

This is what has been happening at Precious Purl lately! Gathering of gorgeous stuff - wool top, silk top, mohair top, mohair curls, silk fibre, threads and sparkle in colour ways that we love.
Some Smudge, Cumin, Mink, Bullion and toning silk fibre in this lot, pull it apart, mix it all up and feed into the Drum Carder.

Wind and wind, minding your fingers on those spikes!

Here's the first blending!! Looking good!

Back into the feeding chute and wind some more!
Nicely blended! Ready for Spinners and Felters and all fibre lovers!
Into a pack and ready for sale! 50grams for $9.95!
We have these in stock now in a range of colour blends, but just ask if you want a special mix!
That  large electric carder Pam is lusting after and has even ordered! - will make this fun task, even better!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Felting Play Day!

I mentioned this in my last post but here are all the details!
Are you interested in learning about the materials, techniques or the possibilities in Wet Felting?
Want to have a dabble in this exciting craft in a relaxed and fun atmosphere or just want to watch an expert at work??

Then this date is for you!!

Saturday 30th October 11.30-3.30 at Precious Purl.
Catherine Byatt of Feltazia will be having a PLAY DAY in Wet Felting. Come along and watch, learn, ask and see all the gorgeous Precious Purl supplies being put to work. 

If you would like to join in and make a small sample, then we ask for $5 to cover the cost of materials. You will need to let us know if you want to "have a play" and the approximate time you will be there, so as we can save you a space. Just want to watch? Welcome anytime!

Catherine has held several exhibitions that have featured her very theatrical garments and her speciality -HATS!

This is my very own gorgeous hat and matching scarf made by Catherine in Silk and Wool.
These gorgeous Nuno felted or laminated scarves, show Catherine's love of colour.
This will be a great opportunity to find out if Felting is for you!!
Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 13, 2010

......Happy Jan!!

It was great to have a Show and Tell from one of our customers last week. Jan is fairly new to Felting but she is doing really well.

This Salmon silk is finished with tone on tone wool and silk top.

This Cumin and Aubergine wrap uses our Fibre Fantasy pack.
A great colour combo!

Lots of lovely pinks from our Rainbow Threads and Silk Loom ends in this one.
Well Done Jan, and thanks for sharing.

If you are wanting to learn some of the secrets to felting, this craft that so many seem to be passionate about, then here is your chance. A date for your diary!!

A felting Play Day with Catherine Byatt of Feltazia at Precious Purl.
Saturday 30th October 11.30-3.30.

Come along, look and learn! If you want to play, $5 to cover materials is all you will need to pay, but let us know so as we can save you a space.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Rare & Unusual

I have made just 5 of these beautiful brooches, featuring rare and unusual buttons. There will only be 5! Make that 4, as I have already sold the 1 that has the square checker and bull's eye buttons! Sorry it is not quite in focus.

These buttons came from my lovely supplier who used to own some very exclusive button/accessory shops.
I have priced them at $35, so be quick or they will all be gone!
 The brooch back is set into the base so it is very secure. I love the classic black and white theme.

I have finally found a way to store and display my more unusual buttons at Precious Purl. I am busy pricing these at the moment, a very difficult task, and they will be available for purchase or just "lusting after" very soon.
Here's just a glimpse of some of my treasures, including some Czech Glass. (top left) Plenty more like this.

Hope to see you button lovers very soon!
 Also some 28mm and 38mm covered buttons in gorgeous fabrics, being added daily too!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Vibrant Colours as ordered!

Lots of this happening! Not much time for anything else at the moment.
A large order for gorgeous vibrant colours, right up my alley! I'm having lots of fun putting these together.The order table (dining table in it's other life!) is filling up with Inspiration CD's, Fibre Fantasy, Silk Sensation and Wool Top Packs.

Almost ready for packing and posting to a lovely new home on the coast of NSW.

All these gorgeous goodies are available from Precious Purl. If you don't find the colours that you want, we make to order, as you can see!!