Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy New Year...


there is a table under here somewhere...
Wanted to pop in a wish you all a Happy New Year
now...back to work!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2017 Preview and Happy Holidays

"Shady Spot"
Happy Holidays,

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...
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

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

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Autumn Sundown...

Yesterday was the most glorious day!
Probably our last 70 degree temps for the next 6 months or more.
And definitely a distraction to the work I was doing in the studio...
Yet a GREAT source of inspiration

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend...

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Early American Folk Arts & Trades Marketplace

starts at 10:00 EDT TODAY!
Their first "On Facebook" shopping event for quality hand crafted art...

I'll be offering a selection of my Punch Needle Brooches and perhaps a few hooked rugs...
Hope you'll visit their Facebook Page to see all the offerings by some incredibly talents artisans!
Have a great weekend ~ Laurie

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Early American Folk Arts & Trades Marketplace...

Click here to go to Facebook Event Page

This is the first Early American Folk Arts & Trades Marketplace Facebook event for participating artisans.
The event is Saturday, October 15th, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, October 16th, 10am to 11am.

'll be participating in this event...offering some on punch needle brooches...and maybe a few other goodies!
Hope you'll visit and shop with a talented group of artisans ~ Laurie

Friday, September 30, 2016

In Progress...Sneak Peek...

A little teaser today... Working on my article for the PREMIER Issue of Wool Works™ Magazine coming in January 2017

Hearts and Tulips for rug hooking, punch needle and wool appliqué... featuring Moire Rustic Wool Threads and my luscious hand-dyed wools!

I will have single issue copies available in the Studio/Shop, on the Website and Etsy Shop.
Subscriptions...both print or digital are available on Wool Works™ Magazine's website

Until next time...enjoy these early Autumn days ~ Laurie

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Exciting news for Wool Lovers

…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 or
the Facebook page at

Have a great day ~ Laurie

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Autumn in the Air…

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Rainy Morning...

Rainy, gray skies...budding trees and green grass...
a cool but glorious morning...
Last evening I had a chance to list the remaining wooly pillows in the Etsy shop

Perhaps a bit of cozy color to brighten your porch swing!

Wishing you all a wonderful week ~ Laurie

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lavender Honey Sampler

The newest edition in my Hilda Thornbroom Series is NOW available in my Etsy shop
Choose from a paper pattern mailed to you or an Instant Download PDF!

Twas a blustery, drizzly day here on the Northern Prairie...
more like November than April...
but we are dreaming of buzzing bees, sunshine and the scent of lavender on the breeze! Til then ~ L

Saturday, April 2, 2016


Hello Friends,
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

AND...much more will be here soon!

All are available on the website and some are also in the Etsy shop

Lavender and Honey, my NEW Cross Stitch Pattern will be released SOON!

It's the newest addition to the Hilda Thornbroom Series;)

Registration is now open for Spring II Classes at Minnetonka Center for The Arts...

If you are in the area, I'd love to welcome into my rug hooking class!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend! ~ Laurie

Friday, February 12, 2016

Sharing Creative Space...

Hello to All,
It's been so long since I had a chance to post here,
The days and weeks fly by so fast...

Earlier this week Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm shared a delightful post on Creating Creative Space!

It got me to thinking about 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...
* ~ WELCOME ~ *

Thanks for visiting
until next time ~ Laurie