My featured guest artist is none other than my MOM! She is a talented fiber artist, creating amazing felted hats, purses, scarves and even Wine Gift Bags! Her work will amaze you, her attention to detail will impress you, and when you wear one of her creations (or deliver that gift of wine in one of her wine socks) you will WOW all those around you!
Barbara A. Mercier (BAM)
My love for knitting and crocheting started when I was 9 years old. My best friends Mom taught me how to knit and my Mother taught me how to crochet. As a result this has been a beloved hobby that I have turned to many times as I raised 5 beautiful children. I have more time now to devote to my craft as I enjoy my husband of over 50 years and my 11 wonderful grandchildren.
Felting wool has become my favorite type of crafting. It is always exciting to see how the item will turn out. Sometimes the results surprise you. All of my items are knitted or crocheted in double strand 100 % wool. After the knitting or crocheting project is completed, the item is put in boiling hot water and shrunk to the proper size. It is then shaped to create the wonderful pieces you see offered here.
My passion is creating unique, wearable fiber pieces that also are a work of art. I especially love combining colors and textures that will match any personality, from the outgoing socialite to the introspective, peaceful woman. I hope you can find a creation that matches you perfectly!
My daughter, Teresa, suggested I form a web site and here I am. I invite you to peruse my creations and purchase the perfect accessory for you.