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  • A Wealth of Creativity
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    Stephanie Allen-Krauss

A Wealth of Creativity

I’m surrounded by a wealth of creativity!
Recently, two of my long-time employees brought in several projects that were quite different from our usual rug hooking. Vicki read about ‘Quillies’ in a recent issue of Rug Hooking Magazine and was so inspired she just had to try this new way of using leftover wool strips. Here’s her beautiful holiday tree topped with a gold bird.

And Evelyn, whose special talents include bobbin lace and tatting, gave me a lovely birthday present. Evelyn knows I love pansies so using her skill of tatting colored threads, she created a very sweet pansy pin for me to wear.   

My step-daughter, Maggie also showed me some very unusual ways to use the colored dryer lint that accumulates from my batches of dyed wool.
She calls it Fuzz Craft…


I feel so grateful to be surrounded by such creative people who share, teach and inspire!

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    Stephanie Allen-Krauss

Comments on this post (2)

  • Jan 22, 2016

    Who ever would have thought of using the colored wool lint from the dryer to make such great things!!! Hate to think of how much colored ‘fuzzies’ I have pitched out .

    What a gorgeous pansy pin! That is mind boggling to me. So beautiful.

    I love the quilllie tree! I had seen that too and thought of making one, but of course just didn’t get to it. What a great addition to Christmas decorations for years to come.

    Of course you are “Miss Creativity” herself, so it is no wonder you have such wonderfully creative family and friends surrounding you!

    — Pam Kirk

  • Jan 16, 2016

    Beautiful creativity! I made a couple of those quillie trees from that article as well. They were great fun. I also used some whites and creams on 3" balls to make ornaments… I love inspirational sources!

    — Betsy Foster

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