22 Jul 2009

Lovely mail!

I was lucky enough to win one of Rialla's giveaways recently, and look what arrived at my door;





Thanks so much :)
Lovely wool, pink fabric, and an intriguing booklet of patterns for making toys from felt. I'm very tempted to sew an elephant, and a deer, and a frog. First, I'd like to get some nice wool felt.

Speaking of which, there's an ad in the back of the booklet which mentions that in 1968, the Felt and Textile Pressed Felts plant at Granville used more than 1 million pounds of Australian wool. I wonder when the abominable acrylic felt became our default choice.

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