FeltLOOM Owners Meeting

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.

This is the view that greeted me each morning.

LanMark Farm produces and mills  its own wool, llama and alpaca fiber. These are but two of the llama herd.

The Greeters

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.

My home away from home.

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.

Purchased silk fabric enhanced with merino felt.

New tools were on display in the mill. Light tables are a great benefit when laying out fiber to ensure that the felt is the same thickness throughout.

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.

The first of many hats I see in my future.

Rosebud Baby Booties, merino wool on a cotton scrim fabric.


About Ellenda Visions

FIber Artist, Biodynamic Gardener, Off Grid Homesteader, Baha'i
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4 Responses to FeltLOOM Owners Meeting

  1. Kate says:

    Great pictures! Sounds like the weekend was inspiring! I spent the same weekend spining with Jacey Boggs – also inspiring.

  2. rebecca west says:

    Ellen, that hat is stunning! And those booties!

  3. Rebecca you would wear that hat very well.

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