You may not know that as a carpet man, my husband is associated with a premier natural wool carpet company, Hibernia Carpet. Every time they construct a carpet, there are cone ends that are not used which get stored in their warehouse until someone decides to houseclean.  This is happening for the second time in about 5 years and I have more
yarn that I have any excuse to need coming my way. I do have a great project idea developing, but the last time I received a bounty from Hibernia, it took me 2 years to make 5 rugs and still had a stash of yarn I shared. I am just not a production rug weaver, I guess.

If you are interested in being inspired to work with yarns from Wools of New Zealand and Great Britain, go to Hibernia Carpet, check out the product for color samples and see what there is to see. I am not sure what the cost is, other than it is amazingly reasonable. And they are really interested in letting this product get into the hands of people who will make great use of it.

For further information, contact Debbie[at] or see me: Lana Schneider

Northwest Art Alliance “Best of the Northwest”


Forwarded to OWG from Northwest Art Alliance:

Northwest Art Alliance presents the 24th annual spring Best of the Northwest art and fine craft show in the light-filled space of Hangar 30 in Seattle’s Magnuson Park. Connect with over 100 established and emerging artists and craftspeople in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old world marketplace. Find unique jewelry, designer clothing, superb painting, whimsical garden art and more! Artist demonstrations will include silverwork, Asian brush painting, fashion tips and wire sculpture. Come celebrate all things handmade. Enjoy live music and great food while you purchase gifts for yourself and others at the northwest’s premier art and craft show. Plenty of free parking. For tickets and information, visit

Organization: Northwest Art Alliance


Phone: 206-525-5926


Address of venue: 7400 Sand Point Way, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, Seattle Wa 98115

Show Dates: Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1, 2012

Show Times: 10AM to 6PM Friday and Saturday, 10AM to 5PM Sunday

Cost: $5 advanced, online, $7 at the door. Children 12 and under free.