The weekend of September 14-16, 2012 I attended the Second Annual FeltLOOM owners meeting at LanMark Farm in Sharpsburg, Kentucky. Much of Kentucky is picturesque and LanMark Farm is a good example of the state’s beauty.
LanMark Farm produces and mills its own wool, llama and alpaca fiber. These are but two of the llama herd.
Given that as a yarn sales rep I spend so much time sleeping in hotels I opted to set up a tent and sleep on the farm.
Twenty three attendees listened to seven speakers with topics ranging from the technical aspects of how different needles in the machine effect the type of felt produced to color theory in dyeing and marketing in both the real and virtual worlds.
Everyone contributed to discussions about their own personal experiences in felt making. Quite a few FeltLOOMers brought finished products to show. The meeting room displayed a variety of FeltLOOM fabric and garments.
I came home with new insight into the creative possibilities of my machine and am eager to put my new knowledge to use. And I have been in the studio, here are two of my latest creations.