Blubird got its start in search of greener ways of living when my littles were tiny, in my cramped kitchen pantry. I still make and sell dryer balls, the "little ball that started it all," and #goodcleanwool, a popular felted goats milk soap collaboration with Alpine Made, our local woman-operated organic goat farm.
Even though the majority of my time now is spent teaching and weaving, I still care passionately about how wool and conscious consumerism can improve our lives while eliminating toxic goods and disposables. I feel just as strongly about the role that ethical agriculture, slow goods and fair trade play in making everyone's lives (and planet Earth) better. Visit our NEW online shop for instant purchases, or reach out to make an appointment for private shopping in the studio on Elm Street.
Want art? Check out the original works on the portfolio. Or we can work together to put together a custom kit or wearable. Custom order inquiries are welcome! Thank you for supporting small makers and local artists this season! Together we will see this through.
Local contactless pickup or delivery in East Aurora and surrounding areas.
FIBER FOR THE HOME AND SLOW GIFTS
Dryer balls are an ecologically responsible alternative to mainstream fabric softeners and dryer sheets. Our balls are handmade from wool that knows where it's been, never mass produced, hand felted from start to finish, and pretty enough to stand on their own as decor if you can't stand to actually put them in the dryer. Check out why they matter Here.
DRYER BALL GIFT SET
Three themed felted dryer balls, with 1 - .5ml bottle of essential oil. Take our standard dryer ball and add 30% more weight and pair it with a .5ml bottle of the coordinating essential oil for naturally scented laundry. Handmade with 100% American ethically sourced wool, and hand produced from start to finish in small batch. Each set is unique and one of a kind. Choose from Lemon, Orange, Lavender, Tangerine or Lemon Eucalyptus.
FELTED ALPINE MADE SOAP
Natural Fibers + Organics + Small Farmers + Fiber ART. Add a 100% small woman owned local supply chain and it's as good as it gets. Small sourced single flock origin American wool hand felted with Alpine Made certified organic's goat milk soap. Replace your washcloth with pure, clean, compostable wool.
Available by the bar or as a Yule Stocking Stuffer Bundle of 5.
OOAK Hand Felted Exfoliators - combing natural luffa and the goodness of wool. Not only is wool a gentle enough exfoliator to use everyday, its naturally occurring anti-microbial properties mean you can enjoy it an not worry about gunk in the shower. Use it with your facial scrub or body wash, and when it's useful life is over, COMPOST that sucker. No waste, no microfiber shed into the waterways.
Available individually or as a Yule Stocking Stuffer Bundle of 5.
GARMENT GRADE PELTS
Gotland sheep have been bred for centuries in Sweden as a dual purpose breed, having been brought to isle of Gotland by Viking seafarers. I am proud to offer a variety of American bred Gotland Sheep Pelts. Each is unique, and individual prices vary depending on sie, staple length and weight. Prices range from $175 starting, up to $500. All are products of yearling lamb, in an way to honor the animal by ensuring that all parts are valued and used, as opposed to mass market produced pelts. Some are suitable for garment piece work, and all are luscious and make perfect gifts. Garment Grade tanning work and machine washable. #communicate to ask for photos of the stock for sale or to arrange a private shop at the studio in East Aurora.
SUPPLIES AND KITS
All yarn can be purchased by the 20 yard skein or 5 yard Play Pack, for convenient color experimentation in accent work or weaving. Curated weaving palettes and made to order starter collections are available upon request.
I also routinely assemble beginner’s custom felting kits, and am currently offering pre-made Pumpkins and Gnomes Kits for the holidays, available by special order, with contactless delivery or pickup in 716.
A carefully selected collection of artisan made fiber tools coming soon.
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