Fiber and Clay, Together We Play – Shepherd Choir

3 Boy Shepards

Scot and I love working together with our mediums. He first creates the shepherd in clay and then masterly glazes them……I get to be surprised and see what I can come up with to complement them with my yarn……color combinations, and different textures and techniques. We did a series of Shepherds for the Holiday Season……

Boy and Girl Shepard

Girl and Boy Shepherds

White Shepard

Momma Shepherd

Shepard Girls

Shepherd Girls

Three Kings

Three Kings

Shepard Choir1

Shepherd Choir

Alpaca Allure

Baby Suri Alpaca Cuff

Baby Suri Alpaca Cuff

I love knitting with Alpaca Yarn……

“The Fleece of the Gods”

That is what this beautiful animal, the alpaca, is known for. They are indigenous to the mountains of South America where they play and graze way up high close to the sky…..and God. And boy do they play. They are communal animals, always looking out for each other, appropriately called “The Dolphins of the Land”

 

Baby Suri Alpaca Cuffs

Baby Suri Alpaca Cuffs

The high quality of this wool, in some cases softer than cashmere, is hypo-allergenic and gently gently caresses your skin. The following Cuffs, Bandanas and Lace Scarves are knit with baby Suri Alpaca, the very first shearing of this “ringlet” Alpaca, one of the two breeds, the other one being Huacaya.

Baby Suri Alpaca Lace Scarf/Hairband

Baby Suri Alpaca Lace Scarf/Hairband

Baby Suri Alpaca Lace Scarf/Hairband

Baby Suri Alpaca Lace Scarf/Hairband

Baby Suri Alpaca Lace Scarves/Hairbands

Baby Suri Alpaca Lace Scarves/Hairbands

Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless Gloves

Multi Patterned Scarves

Multi Patterned Scarves

Multi Patterned Scarf and Hat

Multi Patterned Scarf and Hat

Cable Scarf and Hat

Cable Scarf and Hat

 

Baby Suri Alpaca Bandana

Baby Suri Alpaca Bandana

Baby Suri Alpaca Bandanas

Baby Suri Alpaca Bandanas

Ojai Yarn Bombers Flower Power

1000 Flowers

The City of Ojai was abuzz buzz……the bees of Ojai were abuzz buzz……who wouldn’t be with a 1000 flowers dripping from the famous pergola in a stunning array of rainbow colors. Strolling through the pergola gave you beauty, happiness and a joyful giggling heart♥

Pergola 7

Pergola 5

Pergola 6

The people of Ojai certainly enjoyed being enveloped by these beautiful flowers. They came in droves and stayed under the pergola for hours……it did what it was supposed to do……give people beauty, give people joy, give people peace……

Pergola 1

Pergola 3

Pergola 4

Pergola 2

On a sadder note……after only three days of this joy, right after Ojai Day ended……for some reason a mob mentality broke out and people of all ages, adults and kids, started tearing the installation down (perhaps for souvenirs) and within an hour it was all gone……down to the last petal……

We choose to remember the beauty and joy it gave to our community in Ojai……

……it sure had a massive impact!

Ojai Art Detour 2014

Detour Gang 2014

We had a blast for the second year in a row participating in the Ojai Art Detour. From the left you see Scot and I, Shelby Harbison and Barbara Crowder. Not in the photo is Sharon Markley. Hundreds of people showed up to share the weekend with us, our art, our home and studios, our animals……and yummy food!

There’s nothing like community……together!

Set of Ladies

“Fiber and Clay, Together We Play” – one of our new series of Scot’s ladies set upon knitting needles, and I get to knit and crochet gorgeous outfits for them!

Shepard Choir

Our Choir of Shepherds

Raku Troll

Our Raku Troll from the series of animals and fairy tale figures

Sharon Detour 2014

Sharon and her Jewelry

Sharon

Barbara Detour 2014

Barbara and her Pastels and Jewelry

Barbara Crowder

Shelby Set-Up Detour 2014

Shelby’s Paintings

Shelby Blue Cat

Fundraiser Nook

Our Fundraising Table for the work we do with “One Stitch at a Time – Knitting in Recovery” and

“I am the Potter. You are the Clay”

Turqoise Multi

All salesof Scot’s HeartBeat Bowls and My Wash/DishCloths goes directly to our non-profit and mission

Multi Mason Jar Doilies

……as well as our Mason Jar Doilies

THANK YOU OJAI