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Melissa McCollum
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I've been waiting for this particular author to write this particular book for several years now. :) So I'm more than happy to put my money where my mouth is, and help make this happen. About time!

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I finally got my hand woven ruanas finished and photographed.

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Making progress!

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Process pictures for the latest weaving project.

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Here's a blog entry on the wrap up of the last weaving project I did. It was 11 1/2 yards of a light cotton fabric for garb.

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This is the necklace I put together for my daughter for Christmas. The pendant was purchased at Fibers Through Time this past summer. I made the chain out of copper wire, using Viking Wire Weaving. (See http://tangibledaydreams.blogspot.com/2010/03/tutorial-viking-wire-weaving.html for directions on how to make your own chain.) And now that I've given her her's, I can finally finish up and wear my own version!
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Juggling balls, after felting. I am always amazed at the transformation! After the application of hot water, dish soap, and lots of elbow grease, the wool has velcroed itself together into a seamless coating over the golf balls. For a final hard finish, I toss the felted balls into the dryer to bounce around for about a half an hour. Warning: this last part of the process is Very Noisy.
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Juggling balls, before felting. These are golf balls that have been wrapped in wool roving, waiting for some soap, water, and elbow grease to make the magic happen.
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