Welcome to my Spun Cotton Ornament Journal. This is a blog that I have created to support my Spun Cotton Ornament Class by Mail. You can use and bookmark the simple address, spuncottonornaments.com to return here.
My aim is to create a place where my students and customers can come to find updates to the information found in their class instruction booklet. The information that you will find here is an on going list of new sources for spun cotton ornament making materials, as well as some history about spun cotton ornaments and a peek at photos of new spun cotton artist’s work. I’ll also be including some tips on new techniques and project ideas.
Even though I am primarily setting this blog up as a service for my students, everyone who loves spun cotton ornaments is welcome here. I would just like to say up front that I am a self employed craftsperson, which means I am very poorly paid for doing something that I love to do. As a means of comparison I can tell you quite truthfully that I would make much more money working in the fast food industry.
About now you are probably asking yourself “Why is she telling me this?” The answer to that is that I don’t want you to think that I am being cranky, or ungenerous if you ask me a very specific spun cotton question and I reply that the answer is in one of my patterns or classes. I adore teaching, but being a craftsperson is what I do for a living, I can’t afford to give away for free what I’m paid to do.
So enjoy the information and photos posted here. Feel free to ask questions, which I’ll answer the best that I can, or else recommend that you take one of my classes – if the answer is part of the class. If you’d like to share information about spun cotton ornaments, photos of ornaments you have made, or antique ornaments you own, that would be wonderful and very welcome.