Archive for the ‘Shop Update’ Category

Blueberries!

July 31, 2011

It’s the 8th Annual Cloverdale Blueberry Festival this weekend!  And because fibre and blueberries are such legendary companions, the Surrey Museum is taking the opportunity to host a fibre event at the same time.  Which (drumroll please) I have a table at!  So if you’re a fan of blueberries and wool, come to the Surrey Museum’s Pic-Knit between 11:00 and 4:00.

I will be taking the opportunity to debut my secret new product:  batts!  And I’m even digging into my private mini-stash of fleeces so I guarantee there will be some interesting breed offerings.  So if you’re in the neighbourhood and sick of scoffing blueberries, look for me at the table with the dark green indigo-and-something dyed and blockprinted with yellow and black circles in the middle and lacey-looking designs around the border tablecloth.  Especially if you want some of this:

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Free Shipping in December!

November 29, 2010

That’s right, folks, it’s just like buying yarn at your LYS … but you don’t have to leave your home and you can’t touch it first and you’ll have to wait a few days for it to arrive.  So, not really like shopping in a real store at all.  But anyways.  Free shipping!   Hooray!

Princess Sparkle Fist and General Starkiller

June 12, 2010

Fresh yarns in the shop, inspired by my lovely kitties.

Princess Sparkle Fist:

and General Starkiller:

Bonus points if you know who the original General Starkiller is.  Heck, I’ll even give you an extra 5% off if you can guess.

New Yarn!

June 9, 2010

There’s some fresh yarn up in the shop, and more on the way!

Coming soon – hand painted, organic merino, some laceweight Finn, and a lovely merino/alpaca blend.

Embroidery Thread

May 20, 2010

I’ve been taking pictures of my handspun, naturally dyed embroidery thread for the shop.  The first five are up!  More will becoming soon.  I usually, though not always, have more than one skein of each colour if you’ve got a big project planned.  Here’s a taste:

And bad news on the roving, I’m afraid.  It didn’t turn out quite as well as I’d hoped, plus the darned stuff is apparently full of nepps and is therefore very annoying to spin.  So I’m going to spin it myself, overdye, and post the new, improved version!  Yay!  If anybody’s anxous to have it anyways, send me a convo.  It’s still great for felting.

Hand Painted Naturally Dyed Polwarth Roving

May 16, 2010

I’m trying to come up with a way to make that title shorter but still accurate, and it’s not working.  Oh, well.  Coming soon!  As soon as it cools down after steaming and I can wash/dry/take pictures of it.

It’s somewhat experimental – I’ve dyed fabric with this technique before, but not roving.  I spent most of the day yesterday boiling up the concentrated dye solutions, but they should last me through a  few batches.

As you can see, it was a nice sunny day so I was able to work outside.  Unfortunately, an important part of my brain forgot to think properly about that “sunny” part . . . and I wound up with a nice burn on my arm between the t-shirt and glove line.  Sexy.

New in the shop today is a pair of skeins of merino worsted weight 2-ply, dyed to match in cochineal and cochineal/iron.

Welcome!

May 13, 2010

To avoid spamming my current blog of fibre-y exploits with shop updates, I’ve begun this new one just for the etsy shop.  However, there’s not much that’s more boring than constant “hey, I updated my shop!” posts, so this blog will be a bit more than that.  I plan to include profiles of the breeds of sheep whose wool I use, dye plants and their qualities, and with any luck pictures of things that other people (you!) have made with my yarns and fibre.

Oh, by the way, there’s new stuff in the shop  🙂