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Woolen Wonders

Woolen Wonders

Missouri artist gives life to wool through needle felting Her slim fingers deftly work, punching the barbed needle quickly into the wool fibers. One hand feeds a cloud of the natural fiber in front of the darting tool. Magically, the gentle curve of a lady’s face begins to appear. “This is really an art anyone can jump into without experience and come away with something they enjoyed creating,”...

A New Light

A New Light

Life is good at the end of the line John Murphy says his family has always been blessed with a good memory. He remembers as a 9-year-old boy, watching an electric cooperative truck laden with poles being winched out of a ditch. The “most brilliant” memory of the same...

Hats with Attitude

Hats with Attitude

Millinery isn’t old hat with Rose Monzyk   Dainty hands smooth the damp fabric over the domed wooden form. The seemingly unforgiving material finally begins to give after numerous tugs, relaxing around the shape. As it gives way to the designer, pins are strategically...

Flower Power

Flower Power

Fresh bouquets keep business blooming in Clarence Inherited objects are wonderful keepsakes. Pam Stenger inherited a shared appreciation of something from her grandmother decades ago. Today she shares that passion with others in a beautiful way. “As a child, I used to...

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