Friday, February 09, 2007

Sheepish Soaps

You may or may not be aware, but one of the things I make for Spritely Goods are handfelted soaps. If you're not familiar, with the concept of handfelted soaps, they are soaps that have had wool applied and felted onto them. The soap is used with the wool in place, by simply getting it wet and lathering it up. The wool acts as a washcloth and as a gentle exfoliant. The wool makes the bar last longer, and ensures that the entire bar is consumed - no more tossing those random soap slivers! For those who would prefer to not use the soap, they can be used as a scented "sachet" and can be placed in your dresser or bureau to lightly scent your clothing!

Anyhow, I'm extremely excited to announce Spritely Goods' press debut in Crochet Today! I had to smile when I received my copy for viewing, as the cover falls neatly in line with this month's Project Spectrum, though I'm quite confident that that wasn't planned :P

The magazine features a slew of patterns and a nice article on finishing techniques. As I'm a self-taught "hooker" I was especially interested in what the finishing technique article had to offer.

Of course, I was even more interested to find out just what they had written about my soaps, and I have to complement them on the photograph - it makes my soaps look so "happy" if soaps could be happy that is LOL - I've scanned it in so you can see for yourself :D


J.Reilly said...

Wow Stephanie! Congratulations - I'm so excited for you! The soaps do look "happy"

One Planet Yarn And Fiber said...

congratulations!! The photos is really great! I tried to post you the other day on your great photo montage but I am having blogger issues since I changed over to the new google. Congrats again!!!!

K~ said...

Hi Stephanie, Wow how impressive. I have done some yarn work. I know I emailed you in the past. Do you have any advise as to how to promote myself and my projects? I LOVE your work and use of color! K~

Oiyi said...

Congratulations! Getting press is awesome!The soaps look great. I am glad that you explained how the soap is used because I have always wondered about that.