Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hitting the Wooly Jackpot

 I went to the MDSW with hopes of finding some yellow wool material for the rug I am hooking. I did.

I also found all of this. It was jammed in two large plastic bags and each was sold for $10. Incredible. My eyes almost fell out when I unpacked those bags and found out what treasures I had brought home.

In one bag there was not only fabric but an entire kit, already began, with the tiny strips all cut and sorted on cards.

Another bag was full of samples from dyers with the price tags still attached. Most were to be sold for more than I had paid for the entire bag.

I've got a beautiful pile of hand dyed wool in every color imaginable. I can't believe my luck at finding this wonderful guild that was practically giving wool away while everyone else was charging an arm and a leg. I was almost ready to give it all up as a hobby that was too expensive to pursue but right now I am all set.

Now I just need to figure out how to do it because what I am doing compared to what I saw at the festival is not quite the same thing. I found this beauty hanging on the wall in the judging area and am totally in awe of how they created and filled in their quirky little shapes.

 I am still being too careful and controlled. I need to fix myself a gin and tonic, crank up the stereo with some 60's rock and just let 'er rip.

As for the lottery, I didn't win the $600 million last night. Did you?


  1. Sounds like you found some really good deals. I love when that happens. I think your rug is looking really good but it sure couldn't hurt to try the gin and tonic and 60's rock too. :-) Sounds like a late night party to me.

  2. wonderful find ! I haven't done any rugmaking for a while but the local museum have asked if I can do a small masterclass for a few of their volunteers as they have a half finished rug and the strips as part of their exhibition but no-one knows how to do it.

  3. What a great find! You'll have enough wool to keep you busy for awhile.

  4. now that was a find! Score! Voting yes to the gin and tonic.

  5. No I didnt in either. BUt I won a hundred on an instant ticket a month ago on a whim. I bought YARN!!!!!

  6. It may not have been 600 million - but that's a pretty darn good score!