wool

first chair by Pennyroyal Design

One of two chairs I recently finished here at Pennyroyal Design.  I think it turned out rather well.  The next project involves a beautiful teak mid-century modern couch.  I will be hand dying and stitching the fabric for all 6 cushions.  Slightly more ambitious, I would say.

On a different note...one of the things we strive for here at Pennyroyal is to have our raw products be as natural as possible with the smallest carbon footprint possible.  That being said, it has been extremely difficult to find fabrics made here in the US.  The majority of it coming from China.  After much hunting and some dismay over the loss not only our farms but our mills, I finally found a source not only for US grown, spun and milled organic cotton but also organic wool Melton!  Yeah!  I have some on order already and am really excited to begin working with it!

xoxox

3.28.12 filkins

Some of the lovely woolen fabrics I found at Cotswold Woollen Weavers in Filkins.  They weave wool grown in the area.  Very sustainable - which makes me feel good about using it.  They will make fantastic big market bags.  The plain brown is speckled with very delicate flecks of almost pastel colors - so faint you can just see it.  And it is so soft to the touch it feels like cashmere.  I will be turning that into really big, squishy pillows.  Perfect for cuddling up with on the couch - or on a nice sheepskin rug in front of the fire!

I have also reserved my booth for the upcoming Fall Urban Air Market in Hayes Valley.  You can check out a list of other designers on their website.  There are some beautiful goodies!  Hope I don't shop too much.

Thank you to all my wonderful friends and family for the birthday wishes.  Such a special day.  It always feels good to feel loved.  I do.  I hope you do, too.  Because you are.

Off to explore Woodstock some more - and hopefully keeps the kiddos out of trouble.  xoxo