Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

One week from now Ewetopia will be it's second appearance at the WI Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI. If you're a fiber artist or just starting out in the fiber crafts world I urge you to go to this great festival to check out the classes, vendors, animals, dog trials, and much more! While you're there check out Ewetopia's booth, we have been busy dying lots of new colors of sock yarns and much more, which may never be seen in the shop!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Needle Felting Kits

We've had people ask for needle felting kits, and yesterday when I was ordering I came across these little guys! They are adorable, even down to their egg carton packaging. Unlike other needle felting kits I have found, these are unique in that they come with a core "egg" already felted, hence the genius egg carton idea I suppose! We have sheep, bunnies and pigs coming in we hope by early September.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Living Crafts Magazine is Here!

We have decided to carry Living Crafts Magazine, it is full of wonderful fiber crafts directed toward children and parents. The fall issue is very exciting indeed, with patterns for felt crowns, gnome hats, wet felted pumpkins, a beautiful lace cardigan by well-known knitting designer Annie Modesitt, and a lovely hedgehog story and hedgehog family needle felting instructions by a fiber artist who many in the waldorf community have taken classes from - Suzanne Down. There is also a great article about making buttons from branches which I am now itching to try out!

Ewetopia is now testing out some new crafting mediums, of course sticking to our love for natural fibers, we found a source for some beautiful earthy hued thick 100% wool felt fabric. This will be perfect for felted crowns, felt gnomes, and as a canvas for needle felted paintings!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


With a brighter days and crisper nights comes a new vision for Ewetopia's inventory... can i say socks and sweaters? The UPS, Fed-Ex and DHL deliverers think I'm crazy, how can a box of yarn be so heavy? Because we have so much gorgeous new yarn coming in that they are stuffed to their limit and are often tearing at the edges! Soxx Appeal, Berroco Sox, Kureyon Sock yarn, Silk Garden Sock yarn, Louet Gems in Fingering weight and Sport weight, Ultra Alpaca Fine and others that are still arriving daily will soon grace our new sock corner, which is already showing signs of needing more space! With the WI Sheep and Wool Festival approaching quickly (Sept. 5-7) the dye pots are going constantly and we hope to get in some large cones soon to create a special self striping yarn!