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 Ravelry.com 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!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

The New Name

In the last post I talked about the new name for my business.  "A Touch of Blue" was launched last week and I am so excited about the new logo.  The graphic designer did an awesome job and she captured the essence of what I wanted for my new business.  Lionel is currently working on getting a website up and running and I will make some of my scarves, purses, and eyeglass holders available for sale on the website.  I am also working on selling my scarves to a few select stores.

The past Saturday I had a nuno felting workshop and all the scarves turned out beautiful. Samantha was my youngest student and she did a great job on her scarf with bright colors.  I will post pictures of the other scarves soon.

Every week I make more nuno felted scarves and eye glass holders, and I hope to make some more purses soon.  Here are a few more pictures of recent scarves.

I added a lot of different fibers to this scarf                      

A few silver pieces makes it shine!

The flower design makes this scarf come alive

Pretty purple!
Eye glass holders

Most scarves that I am making now are lighter and more suitable for spring.  I just love all the beautiful colors I get to play with! 

More posts soon, ..... maybe from the new website.

Monday, February 3, 2014



Since I started my first blog about knitting and felting I had no idea that I would get involved with nuno felting and other wet felting techniques.  I am enjoying myself thoroughly and I have learned so much along the way.  Felting is still one of my favorite activities and I am learning more and more about it everyday.  I enjoy teaching others what I know and help them explore their creativity. I have seen the wonder on faces of women who thought they could never finish something.  It is priceless.  I have added some knitting and felting classes for kids to my schedule and I am also teaching a Nuno felt class on March 1st at Stitch Pretty. So exciting!!  We also have several summer camps on the calendar and you can go to www.stitchpretty.com to see what we offer. 

With all this expansion into different adventures, I decided it is time to change the name of my blog since I am not just involved with knitting anymore. The new name will go on my scarves and purses that I am selling and on my business cards.  I am not going to reveal the new name until I am ready to launch.  I ran into a friend one day who referred me to a graphic designer who is designing my new logo.  Thank you for the referral, Robin!  I can't wait to see how it will turn out.  

I have been very busy with all sorts of interesting activities all involving fabrics and fiber.  I recovered and old ottoman for our coffee area, I made darling little kitchen towel aprons for a bridal shower (super easy), made a Clint Eastwood look-alike poncho (hand painted the design on this one), knitted, felted, and more.  I will include some pictures here.

Nuno felted scarves in Stitch Pretty

New recovered ottoman
 This little ottoman looked such a sorry sight. I pulled off all the old fabric and recovered it with the green to match the chairs.  What a fun project it was and so quick too!

Zenia's blanket in basketweave
Clint Eastwood look-alike poncho for Jason

Kitchen towel apron

I am currently busy with more Nuno felted scarves and I love the way they are turning out. I will post pictures shortly and hope my new logo will be ready by then. 

Enjoy a lovely week!