Monday, April 13, 2015


With spring in the air, knitting classes are slowing down and I am getting ready for some new Nuno felting classes. For those of you who are not familiar with Nuno felting, it is a Japanese fabric felting technique.  It melts loose fibers, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk or other loosely woven fabrics.  This creates a lightweight felt that can totally cover the background fabric or be used as decorative design.  In winter I like to make Nuno felted scarves and use the fibers to cover the whole scarf.  For spring and summer I will only use the wool as a decorative design (as shown on the shawl in this picture). I was very pleased with the way this shawl turned out.  I hand dyed the shawl first and then added flowers on the side and bottom.  Lastly, I added some mohair locks and beads in the center of each flower, and it's done!.  Love it!  

This is an ideal Mothers' Day gift and designs can vary from the traditional flowers to more abstract designs.  I will be sure to carry one with me when going out to restaurants where the air is freezing cold in summer!

Class info:  April 29,  1-4pm
                 May 7,  6-9pm

Please contact me on this blog for weekend or Girls' Night out dates and prices.  


Kids' summer camps are also filling up. Classes include knitting, crochet, and felting.  Please check out the website at for details about these camps. 

Here are some of the projects in the knitting camp we will do:

This cute kitty!

And this pretty purse!

Be sure to join me this summer for a great adventure in knitting, crochet, and felting!

Thursday, January 29, 2015


It is still winter, but we know Spring is just around the corner and I am already planning for fun projects for a Spring break mini-camp for young knitters.  Camp will be on April 7 and 8 from 9am-12pm and are open to girls and boys ages 8 and up.

Last summer I had a week long camp at Stitch Pretty and had the best time with very enthusiastic knitters.  Elizabeth and Candice are sisters who attended my summer camp and finished a few awesome projects.

Elizabeth with her fingerless mittens and hat.  She also finished a drop stitch scarf and a few smaller projects.

Candice with her hat and toy.  She also finished some other smaller projects.

These two sisters are amazing and very enthusiastic knitters. I am looking forward to see what they will finish this year at camp.

For the Spring break mini-camp some of projects that kids can pick from include a teddy (advanced knitters), owls, etc.  Beginner students will finish an easier project.

You will find details for registration about Spring break mini-camp at

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Crabapple Fest this Saturday, October 4, 2014

Come visit us at the Crabapple Fest on the corner of Crabapple and Broadwell rd. in historic downtown Crabapple. I will be selling my nuno felted scarves and other felted items that are great for gifts and a friend will also be selling her felted items.

This is a good opportunity to get a head start on Christmas shopping. 

See you there!! 

Monday, September 1, 2014


I do not really want to think of fall yet, but I just can't help it because fall decorations are everywhere and the leaves are actually falling already.  I want to shout, "No, not yet!", but I know it is coming.
This time of year should make me very happy because I LOVE making nuno felted scarves and hope to sell some from my Etsy shop this year.
I have been experimenting with different fibers and fabrics as posted in one of my previous blogs and decided to try infinity loop nuno felted scarves.  At first I was not sure how I was going to felt working with a circle, but I finally figured it out.  I am not sure if my way is the best, but it worked!

Here are some pictures of a few of the infinity loop scarves I made. What I love about these scarves is that they are so light and soft, but also really warm for cold winter days.  The roving that I used is hand dyed and the different colors make for such a variety of looks.  You simply turn or move the scarf around to get a different color and look.

Some of these scarves are available in my Etsy shop and will also be for sale at the Crabapple Fall Fest in Georgia on October 4, 2014.

Until next time, happy felting!!

Friday, August 1, 2014


At Stitch Pretty we have so much fun and I can just spend hours there.  I have added some more classes and workshops to the knitting schedule.  Intro to Knitting consists of four 2-hour classes every month where students learn the basics of knitting and end with a simple knitted cowl on circular needles.  The new workshops are below.  A fun time ahead!!

Sock knitting workshop -  August 12 and 19, 2014 from 6-8pm

Knit and felt a purse -  October 16 and 23, 2014 from 1-3pm (evening times upon request)

Knit-A-Bear workshop for kids who already knit  -  November 4, 10am-1pm. 

Monday, July 28, 2014


Summer has been very busy with fiber art camps and I have thoroughly enjoyed my young students and their enthusiasm to learn to knit.  In my next blog I will post some pictures of summer camp at Stitch Pretty and the awesome projects my students finished.  I hope to have my campers back later in the year for a Christmas workshop.

I have not had much time for knitting, but I am still working on some Nuno felted scarves.  I always try to use different silk fabrics and fibers to see what the outcome of this new blend on the scarves will be.  Recently I bought crinkle silk chiffon and I was happy with how quickly the roving felted through the fabric.  I also used a new roving called Malabrigo Nube hand painted roving by Paradise Fibers. The roving has beautiful colors and felted very quickly.  I left a comment on the website about how much I liked the way the Malabrigo Nube felted and would definitely use it again. I received a message back that they have never heard of anybody who felted with the Nube roving and wanted to post my projects on their project page.  One more thing on my to-do-list of projects.

Some of the scarves and jewelry bags below were done with the Malabrigo Nube handpainted roving.  The two jewelry bags and eyeglass cases were wet felted.

Purple Nuno Felted Scarf

Grey Nuno Felted Scarf

Jewelry bags

Eyeglass cases

I do want to spend so much more time on felting, but my knitting projects await!!
Till next time  ......

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


My Etsy shop, TouchBlue, is now open.  I have only a few items listed at the moment, but I will add some today and more as I work up my stock.  Check it out!!

This summer is going to be very busy as I am getting ready for two craft shows in October/November 2014.  I will be making Nuno felted scarves, wet felted purses, felted soap, eye glass holders, and flowers to pin on any accessory for a touch of color. Instead of buying ready dyed scarves for my Nuno felting, I bought silk chiffon fabric and cut and dyed it myself.  There are a few different dyeing methods, but I must say I enjoyed dyeing with Kool-Aid the best.  It is fast and easy and can be done in the microwave in just a few minutes. The only negative thing with Kool-Aid dyeing is that it is a bit limiting with colors, but for that I used Tulip fabric dye. Tulip fabric dye works fine, but the dyeing process takes about an hour.  The results as follow:

The felted soap (exfoliating soap) is very popular as gifts.  The wool shrinks with the soap with continued use.  The flowers turned out pretty cute too. 

A picture of what my booth will look like is necessary for my entry in the arts and craft shows.  I started putting a few of my items together and took this picture.  It is not nearly enough stock for the show, but I think the picture will do.  

Some close-ups of my work 

Eyeglass cases

Until next time, happy felting!!