I met Amy a few years back (probably 7 or 8 years ago, but who is counting). I was working in a craft supply shop and she was a customer. I was always interested in her projects. She would have great fabric that need the right beads or trim to match. Or she would bring in samples of crazy dyeing she had done in her microwave. She was always willing to explain what she was working on, even with fellow customers. I am not exactly sure how it started, but we became friends. We would set crafting nights, an excuse to get together, drink coffee and work on our current projects. Sometimes we would get together for show and tell! Trading some materials we had found or bought with the other in mind. With a couple of other friends, she helped us made our first trolls and dragons!In the past couple of years, Amy has been working on creating very very own patterns! We are very excited about carrying her patterns.
Right now we have 2 of her patterns. The Maine Mermaid was a pattern she drafted for a class she gave at the Maine Fiber College. The tail is done with batik fabric and her hair is hand spun yarn. She has mother of pearl shoulder joints and is embellished with a variety seed beads. You can work up this pattern with materials from your stash. Or if your stash is not plentiful enough, Amy has made up material kit for this pattern. The kit contains the fabric (muslin and batik), hand spun yarn and beads to compliment the batik fabric in the kit as well as the mother of pearl buttons for the shoulder joints. Some of the specialty item you might need: Doll needles, White Gelly Pen, and Black Pigma Pen.
We also have her Baa! pattern. These sweet sheep have dollpin legs and a wonderful felted fleece. The Baa! pattern works really well with recycled wool garments like that old sweater or suit jacket or pants you loved but don’t wear anymore.