Sunday, November 8, 2009

Larry Ogden, a retired geology professor, has been cross-
stitching since 1991, designing his own patterns of mostly
locally seen birds, especially the more colorful ones. The
markings are as close to reality as the sizes of the stitches allow.
A resident of Chelsea, he just celebrated his 90th birthday!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christine Forsch
I am a knitter/quilter/chemist who enjoys experimenting
with wool and hot water to make fulled (felted) bags and
other objects. Since I play with wool types until I get to
know them, I can usually knit to an idea and get the desired
object. The colors and textures make my heart skip a beat.

Kris Miller is the owner of Spruce Ridge Studios LLC.
They offer a wide variety of rughooking supplies, kits,
books, pins and beautiful hand-turned wood sewing
implements for the quilter, needle stitcher, hand crafter
and sewer. They also specialize in original primitive rug
hooking patterns. Their gorgeous hand-dyed wool fabric
is sought after by both rug hookers and hand-stitching artists.

Cynthia High of M'Lady's was taught the fine craft
of soapmaking by her naturalist grandmother when
she was seven years old. Today she creates skin
nourishing soaps, salves and balms from all natural
food grade ingredients. Her products are hypo-
allergenic, vegetarian and bio-degradeable.