one of the projects that took the longest was a random inspiration i had. i LOVE Anzula, they have great yarn, but i usually can’t get past the fiber. for me, yarn seems to take half the fun out of a project because that means i can’t spin it myself. Anzula has everything from hand dyed organic wool, to silk, to baby llama. natural and colored, i love it all! so when i went to their booth to check out the fiber at the end of last TNNA, i ended up going home with quite a few braids.
i knew i wanted to do something special for them. i noticed that they didn’t really have a sign and somehow that stuck in my mind. so when it came down to doing something with these fibers, i had the inspiration to make a sign that included spinning, weaving, felting, beading, quilting, knitting and crochet. i am pretty sure now that i was crazy back then, but i didn’t know it. this project took over 100 hours, but i loved every minute of it (ok, most minutes of it :))
their logo, or at least my rendition of it. i hung the sign from a Schacht navajo spindle.
benji, my co-worker did the crochet
i really enjoyed the felting and the beading, something i don’t do as often.
Sabrina (the owner) did not know i was doing this, and that is always a little nerve racking. what if i spent all this time on a piece for her and she didn’t like it!? so i was anxious to see her reaction…… she cried she was so happy, and i saw a few tears from her staff too. i was relieved and we were both like school girls on christmas day, even though we were knee deep in booth set up!