A regal shawl, a wacky hat, and some colorful felting

I swear I was going to post this yesterday until I realised that we had a staff workshop in 10 minutes… so it got delayed. But we do have more photos for it!

First and foremost, prepare yourself to be amazed, with Duffy’s (a.k.a. fiberqat) Queen Anne’s Lace shawl:

Queen Anne Shawl

Over 6 feet across and simply gorgeous. She was so (rightfully) proud of herself she brought it in to show off. A big ‘thank you’ to Tsipa (right) for helping Duffy hold it up during our impromptu photoshoot. And here’s a center detail:

Queen Anne Shawl center

And the lovely edging that makes me think of peacock feathers:

Queen Anne Shawl edging

Duffy said that it was an easy and very enjoyable knit. In fact, her ravelry notes compare it to “crack” (see link above). Hmm, sounds dangerous. Here’s the pattern info on ravelry.

All in all, I think the best description is “wow”.

Next, something completely different, is another amazing project that you have to see to believe… Wendy’s most awesome self-designed EAT hat (okay, that’s not what she’s calling it):

EAT hat

Made with Kauni W-EM & W-EN for a friend who’s a chef. Note the fork & knife motif as well as the inverted wine glass detail. Wendy is clearly crazy. In a good way, of course, but it must be said.

With those two projects, I bet I’m not the only one feeling like an underachiever right now. Oy.

In other, slightly smaller, FO news… we have NINE more cranes! Giving us 138. Almost half-way there. Keep ’em coming, guys!

And, finally, the reason this post was postponed last night… our staff Artfelt workshop. Here’s us getting started with our base layers of wool laid down:

Getting started

And here’s the felting demonstration as best could be approximated (without a dryer on premises):

Finishing up
(with a peek at Lindsay’s & Marjorie’s unfelted pieces)

If you want to see more of the process, or pictures from our workshop, see our flickr page. I’ll try and nag everyone to finished their projects over the weekend and bring them in next week for photos. Look for them in a week or two.

And that’s everything, for yesterday today. Check back tomorrow for a sneak peek at our upcoming Mother’s Day Special!

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April 21, 2009 by Sara M
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