We had one of our designer friends, Linda Dean of Linda Dean Crochet, stop by our booth at the TNNA Winter Trade Show this past weekend. She brought some of her new designs she has been working on. We took the opportunity to capture a few images with the phone.
I think you'll be seeing some partnered projects come out of this soon.
The rain is coming down in buckets...no complaints mind you, nobody likes a drought...but even the dogs don't want to go out today. I stayed in an did long overdue photography work.
These are some of the latest of our carbon painting pieces. The control of the smoke is becoming more comfortable. Now when I take a piece from the kiln to begin the work, I actually think I know what it's going to become.
So I'm standing in my booth at Oregon Flock and Fiber and one of my neighbors stops in on a break. She looks down at the Lamb Brooches and says, "These would be so cool as shawl pins."
Why I never thought of that I have no idea, but she did and she shared and I made it happen. I freely admit that most of my best "stuff" comes from conversations with friends and customers.
One of the fashion trends happening at the moment are knitted skirts. Our brand new Skirt Pins are being shown at The National Needle Arts winter wholesale show in just a couple of weeks. As we've been playing around with the Skirt Pins, we're finding that they do well as shawl pins, hat pins...they're point is sharp enough to use on most fabric coats and they have been pretty nifty as a brooch. Because the pins is sharper, you can catch the shawl and a blouse or coat too!