Announcing the 2 in 1 Creative Workshop
Join Karen Kahle and Alice Strebel
on Oct. 26 – Oct 29, 2016
For a new and creative approach to rug hooking, and an opportunity to have two teachers, two different design concepts, but work on one project. Students will experience teaching from both teachers filled with fun and learning, providing options to make a piece uniquely yours. Linen backing, patterns, and some wool will be included, along with morning tea and lunches. A supply list will be sent following registration along with information on accommodations in the area. Tipp City is a great location for the workshop, a quaint historic town filled with shops, antiquing, and great food. Continue reading
I have wanted to start painting for a long time, and when my neighbor encouraged me to take an oil painting with her a month ago, I felt that this was my call. You can see my class painting on Sarah Sedwick‘s blog by clicking here. It is the second from the right, the last photo in that post.
One fortuitous thing led to another, and I jumped at the chance to take a class from local painter Carol Marine (click here to see her blog) whose breath-taking brushwork I admire.
She has published a wonderful book called Daily Painting which is full of helpful instruction. Continue reading
If springtime is offering you gray skies, pulling out the dye packets is a great way to put some instant color in your life. Dyeing wool can become addicting. I would even argue that it is a worthy hobby in and of itself. For me, color is the inspiration. Continue reading
Lately I have become fascinated by mercury glass and old tarnished silver so at Christmastime I started a small collection. Continue reading
I have been reworking one of my designs to re-introduce this year. It is on my frame today undergoing changes. Continue reading
Remember my post in November 2012 about ice dyeing?
I talked about using dye powders over ice cubes to dye wool yardage. You can revisit that post by clicking Continue reading
With the new year comes re-evaluating my business and deciding what changes I may like to make. One thing I have decided to do is make my Etsy business bigger. I love Etsy as a creative marketplace, and it is so convenient to have a place to sell my patterns, books, and tools in one location. So today I have begun to add more of my catalog items to my Etsy shop. I would like to add everything from my catalog– which is daunting! If there is anything that you are particularly excited to see added to my shop sooner than later, send me a comment. I can’t promise that it will be added immediately, but I will try to put it toward the top of the list.
If you want to track my progress pop over to primitivespirit.etsy.com.
After all that work, I hope to have some time to create something! Here’s a hint from a fellow craftsman on Etsy, and I am going to take it to heart! How about you?
Be creative, Karen
mug found on MUGOOS Etsy shop
Pause for a moment and remember to have some fun this holiday season. Continue reading
I am back in town! Shipping boxes and sad piles that only know how to call my name are in the way of getting from one place to the other!
But business is open which includes my ETSY shop. Thanks for being patient this past month while I have been out-of-state. Below is a close-up of the Wooly Santa pattern Continue reading