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  • in reply to: Monthly membership #81124

    pdpetersen52
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    Thank you so much, Teresa. I thought that to be the case but just needed to ask. I sure understand if I opt out on some months, I will need to pay the current rate, that’s so fair! I would rather pay a little more monthly for the academy opportunities when I have time, than cancel altogether. You are THE BEST! Thank you ever so much for your quick reply. Peggy   =]

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

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  • in reply to: Piggy-project 7-completed #78657

    pdpetersen52
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    Thank you, Teresa, for your kind words! On to my next challenge…the sweet Basset Hound =]

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC


  • pdpetersen52
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    I’ve always loved photography and film development. That’s been my passion and craft since I was a kid.  Recently, I’ve branched out and am trying several other crafts. Word has it we live in the ‘Gem Capital of the World’ (aka NC, specifically, Franklin, NC). My granddaughter & I go gem hunting at the mines and bring home wonderful ‘gems in the rough.’  We are learning the craft of identifying and honing precious stones for jewelry and show.  Additionally, I’ve become very interested in the craft of woodworking as it pertains to the ‘Ring Master.’ Lastly, my husband and I truly love the craft of food, specifically, skills and techniques of BBQ. We have worked our way up the ranks to become Certified Master BBQ Judges through the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS)  allowing us to judge awesome BBQ Competitions throughout the USA. While I stay busy with all these exciting crafts, nothing has come close to my love for needle felting and its endless possibilities.

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

  • in reply to: Snowman-project 6 – completed #59756

    pdpetersen52
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    Thank you so much, Teresa. I used Romney, my very favorite wool to work with. For the arms I used dark brown ‘cloth wrapped’ 22 gauge wire. Can’t wait to start on my little pig next. Thanks again for your kind words.

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

  • in reply to: Easy Nativity #54878

    pdpetersen52
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    Awe, so very sweet! Great job! Hope I do as well as she, when I attempt to make the Nativity  =]

     

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

  • in reply to: Dragon-Project 5-completed #51864

    pdpetersen52
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    Thank you, Mary, for your kind words! This was my favorite project so far!

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

  • in reply to: Dragon-Project 5-completed #51857

    pdpetersen52
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    Thank you for the kind words and for noticing where the ear is attached. I did not even notice that! I have taken care of both ears now. Again, thank you for the insightful tips!

     

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

  • in reply to: Funny Pink Flamingo #51629

    pdpetersen52
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    I absolutely love your joyful Pink Flamingo. It certainly made me giggle and smile. Great job, Laurie.

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

  • in reply to: Organizing Your Felting Materials #51330

    pdpetersen52
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    Thank you, Teresa! My set up really helps me in that while I’ve yet to find a lot of time to felt, I try to organize my supplies so I get to everything quickly, rather than spending all of my time ‘hunting.’ It really works! =]

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

  • in reply to: Organizing Your Felting Materials #51329

    pdpetersen52
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    To answer your question, Mary, there was a small alpaca farmer about 30 miles from us when we lived in SC, a couple yrs ago. I bought most of the owners raw alpaca fiber that she could not sell from the previous year & at a great price, I might add. She had all natural shades which I’m interested in. Then, my hubby made me a picker & I bought a carder and taught myself how to do all that needed to be done. I even learned how to dye the fiber I bought and how to wet felt. It was and continues to be a wonderful study & journey. I’ve periodically bought odds & ends at local stores. We have a great yarn store here in Franklin that has angelina, locks, silk, and other colored fibers.

    Here’s an idea, Mary…I just ordered from Teresa and am expecting my 1st package today. Can’t hardly wait. Please review her online store. She offers her own ‘home gown’ fibers from her own flocks at really good prices.  I love that ‘homestead’ concept.  Thank you again.

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

  • in reply to: Organizing Your Felting Materials #51321

    pdpetersen52
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    Thank you so much, Mary!  Took me about a week, recently, to get all organized and about 1 1/2 yr to collect all. I wish I would have started organizing at the same time I started collecting it all but did not see this concept ’til a few months ago.  Also, when I first started felting, I made a commitment to become ‘caregiver’ to my mother-in-law & that had to be my 1st priority, so I put felting/collecting on hold. It took a while to get her on her feet again, but bless her heart, she’s good to go & so am I. Thank you again

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

  • in reply to: My Dragon…. #51320

    pdpetersen52
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    Oh my goodness, it’s just adorable!

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

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  • in reply to: Organizing Your Felting Materials #51314

    pdpetersen52
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    I saw this method of storage on Pinterest months ago and thought I’d give it a try. I love it actually. The 1st attachment (drying rack organization) shows the overall footprint of the racks. The larger racks were $19.00+ at Walmart but on sale for $13.39 + tax. The large racks store all my wool. The smaller rack, in the background, costs approx $10+ at Walmart. The smaller rack stores all my bags of angelina on one side and all my bags of locks on the other side.

    The 2nd attachment (samples cards, labels: at ends/bags) shows the samples cards at the end of my racks…letting me know, quickly, what is stored on that particular rack. Each horizontal rack rod stores bags of the same wool type. Each wool type is identified by labels at the end of the horizontal rack rod bars (i.e. core, merino, pelts, top coat, specialty fibers etc). Each plastic bag on a specific horizontal rod has a label with the following info: date bought, where bought, type wool, type of sheep, color & cost/oz.

    This works for me. Hope it was not to confusing to read. Wish I knew who to thank for this idea. I love it!

     

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

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  • in reply to: Lamb Standing-project 3 – completed #51284

    pdpetersen52
    Participant

    Thank you, Teresa. It all makes sense, your reasoning behind what you say. Thank you again for all your help.

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

  • in reply to: Introduce yourself here #50013

    pdpetersen52
    Participant

    Hello Teresa and all other felting artists. My name is Peggy Petersen.  I have been interested in the art of felting since 2014, about the time I was needed as a caregiver for my 89 year old mother-in-law, now residing with us. I work in felting whenever I have the opportunity but crave more on an academic level.  I am proud to say I have been married to my wonderful hubby for over 48 yrs now. About a year ago, we moved into our ‘forever home’ in the smokey mountains of Franklin, NC. Additionally, we have 1 daughter, 1 son, 5 grandkids, 1 great-grandchild and another on the way, plus 1 doggy, 2 bunnies and 3 lovely cats…all rescue fur-babies! Well, enough about me!  Anxious to meet & greet & get started.  =]

    Peggy D Petersen
    Franklin, NC

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