Friday, April 3, 2009


If you haven't received your April shipment yet you might not want to look below. Its just a small spoiler about one of the extras.

The leaf pendants in your kits this month were made by a young woman named Emily. I discovered her at a small local fiber festival where she was selling her slab-work pottery at a booth with her family. I was so impressed with Emily's creativity, knowledge (both about her pottery and her other interests) and maturity. And as soon as I saw the leaf charms I knew they would be perfect for this club. I can see them used as necklaces or turned into a keychain or ornament. I hope you enjoy them!

Here is Emily's bio:

Emily Walls Ivy Meadow Farm

I am 16yrs. old, and I enjoy forming slab-work pottery. I hope you all enjoy your leaf pendants. Currently I am trying my hand at making clay beads and turning pottery on a wheel.

When not in school or making pottery, I can often be found outside with my animals. I raise German angora rabbits for their wool, which I handspin on my Ashford Traveller spinning wheel, and crochet into scarves. The mohair I spin comes from our three delightful angora goats. Ivy, my Saanen dairy goat, provides me with milk for soap and cheesemaking. My other interests include weaving rugs on a floor loom, baking, providing spinning demonstrations at local reenactments, and playing the piano. Some of my products are on display at

You can contact me at