Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Home Is Where The Wool Is

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Getting comfy at home is easy if your house is made of wool.

Crafty crocheter Kate Pokorny is building the ultimate cozy cottage with the Yurt Alert project.

She is currently collecting 500 pounds of wool that she’ll then felt into chord and knit into a 10-by-10-foot yurt – an igloo-like structure used for centuries as a shelter.

The process has been long and hard. Pokorny expects to felt 50 to 70 feet of chord every weekend, which can be as “therapeutic” as it is “labor intensive.”

Once she’s completed the felting process, she will begin to crochet the yurt and hopes to one day use it as a cozy place to have dinner and cocktails with family and friends.

She’s also excited to show the finished product at art schools and galleries as an example of the things one can create through crafting, felting, and knitting with all local, sustainable resources.

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