After a beautiful, long Autumn...Winter has settled in here on the northern prairie! Over the weekend we got hit with a snow storm and this morning as I write to you, we are in the deep freeze at -6°F
2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of
L. J. Fibers at The Wooly Red Rug...
and lots of exciting things are on the horizon...
First up is the introduction of the 2017 Annual Rug Project...
I've just updated the website with ordering info for Shady Spot ~ The 2017 LJFibers Annual Rug Project...
my adaptation of a mid-18th century needlework wallet,
featuring two ponies under a fanciful, floral tree...
the finished rug is 26" x 36"
Shady Spot is a THREE Part Project...
kits are available as Cut or Un-Cut Wool...
a mix of my beautiful hand-dyed and as-is textured wools!
Part One will ship in January!
Click HERE to visit the webpage for more info and to order.
Next is the anticipation of Wool Works™ Magazine
Print and Digital Subscriptions are available on their website... www.woolworksmagazine.com
and will also be available in my studio/shop and on the website!
Look for my article and projects...Hearts & Tulips...
in the Premier Issue
And in April...I will be the guest teacher at From Our Hands & Hearts
~ Spring Creative Retreat~
April 24 thru 27, 2017
Yellow Springs, Ohio
I'm so excited that Rebekah & Lori Ann have invited me to join them...more details to come in January but for now you can visit their website at www.fromourhands.com
I'm looking forward to an exciting 30th Anniversary year...
and THANK YOU for making it possible for me to do what I love!
Please visit the website and follow along on social media to see updates!
Wishing You and Yours A Very Merrie Holiday Season!
Kindest Regards, Laurie
…a new magazine Wool Works will premier in January 2017!
Created by Melanie Pinney of American Pie Designs, each issue will be filled with great projects for rug hooking, wool applique, punch needle and so much more.
I’m delighted that Melanie has invited me to join a great group of designers to contribute to the first issue!
For subscription info visit the website at http://www.woolworksmagazine.com or the Facebook page at
While having coffee in the garden early this morning
I noticed a tinge of gold on the trees across the way…
A tangible sign of the glory to come!
There have been hints of Autumn in the early morning or evening breezes the past few weeks… but this colorful clue is a delight!
The summer flew by and my time in the studio continues to be limited,
Fall classes at Minnetonka Center for the Arts begin in a week and half:)
I’m finishing up a rug commission and about to start a few pillows for another client,
but first I need to detour and stitch this little gift for a sweet couple that will be getting married soon!
Thanks for visiting ~ enjoy these summer days ~ Laurie
The days do seem to get away from me...
Has it really nearly 2 months since I last posted here?
We are on the cold side of the weather roller coaster today...windy, but bright sunshine! A great day for computer work and hopefully some stitching in my chair tonight!
Bolts and bolts of LOVELY WOOLs have arrived in the studio/shop
It got me to thinking about my nest...my comfort...my studio...
So as a way of coming out of the silence that has seemed to consume me lately,
here is a look at The Wooly Red Studio and My Creative Space...