Hoosier Hills Review

Through the Yarny Curtain posted a terrific review of Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival.  About 3/4 down the post is a wonderful review of Dyed in the Wool and the fiber that was purchased from us.  Enjoy reading it111

Inventory has been updated

Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival was a great show for Sandy and I, so be fair warned that several different types of fiber sold completely out.  Thank you everyone who came out to Hoosier Hills to meet us and purchase our lovely fiber.  We would love to see what you make from it, so pictures of your yarn or finished items would be most welcomed.  Also, don’t forget to watch the Fiber Pusher Podcast on Youtube or Benita’s blog and join the Ravelry group.

Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival

We are setting up today for the Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival, so the spinning fiber portion of the shop is going off-line until sometime on Sunday.  The tie-dyed items under Clearance Sales are still up so you can shop them and make sure you look like the coolest kid on the block this summer.  :)

Fantastic Weekend!!

Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival was a winner all the way around.  The weather was pretty stormy, but the fiber fanatics turned out in droves and buy did they buy fiber from us.  The Spinning Fiber category has been updated and is back on-line.  You will notice that there are several new Sold Out signs and the inventory went down tremendously all over.  It’s a good thing we have more fleeces at Ohio Valley Natural Fibers being processed.  The Consignment spindles still need to be updated and I’ll get them back online asap.

Thank you Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival for putting on a fantastic fiber fair and thank you to everyone who came out.  You guys are the best!!!

Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival

Sandy and I will be vending at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival this weekend, so the shop will be off line beginning the morning of May 15th  through the evening of May 18th.  If there is anything you want, get it before the 15th because it might be gone by the time I get the shop back online.  We usually sell out of a lot of the fiber at Kentucky.

If you are going to be in the Lexington area over the weekend, come to the festival and shop.  There will be lots of great vendors there selling anything from the from the fiber animal through to finish product as well as all of the equipment needed to make it yourself.

Benita

Shop Update 3/24/15

We have added in 12 new fibers into the shop today.  This shop update was also included in The Fiber Pusher Podcast Episode 14.

Romeldale Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0031
Romeldale Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0031
This is a very soft, creamy white Romeldale fleece from a ewe named Rosie. There is some veg in it, but as a handspinner, I would call it an acceptable level. The softness of this makes up for it. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 5
Price: $15.00

Fresian Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0026
Fresian Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0026
This roving is from an Indiana ewe named Poppy. It is the darkest brown you can get without it being black. Mostly Fresian fleeces are good for rugs and other hard-use uses, but this is the softest and nicest Fresian I have ever handled. While not next-to-the skin soft, I do think it would make a lovely sweater, great mittens, a warm hat, etc. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 5
Price: $10.00

LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0025
LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0025
This developing breed of sheep was originally a cross between a Suffolk Ram and a Lincoln Ewe. Now a few generations into the breeding process, these sheep are breeding true and are the best marriage between the crimpy, bouncy Suffolk and the shiny, wavy Lincoln. This is creamy white, about as clean a fiber as you can get and from a ewe named Marshmallow. Price if for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 2
Price: $13.00

LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0023
LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0023
This developing breed of sheep was originally a cross between a Suffolk Ram and a Lincoln Ewe. Now a few generations into the breeding process, these sheep are breeding true and are the best marriage between the crimpy, bouncy Suffolk and the shiny, wavy Lincoln. This is a very light gray, about as clean a fiber as you can get and from a ewe named Mini S'More. We have the fleece of her mother, S'More, and love how it has spun up. Price if for 4 ounces.
Price: $13.00

LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0024
LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0024
This developing breed of sheep was originally a cross between a Suffolk Ram and a Lincoln Ewe. Now a few generations into the breeding process, these sheep are breeding true and are the best marriage between the crimpy, bouncy Suffolk and the shiny, wavy Lincoln. This is a very light gray, about as clean a fiber as you can get and from a ewe named Mini Truffle. Price is for 4 ounces.
Price: $13.00

Finn Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0019
Finn Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0019
We have been looking for a really nice Finn fleece for several years now, and we finally found a shepherd with the perfect fleeces for our picky tastes. This is a blend of two different ewes, but their fleeces were so alike that we couldn't tell any difference between them. This roving is clean, a light creamy white and has crimp to spare. As with most breeds of this time, this will spin up into a light, lofty and bouncy yarn that will make light and warm sweaters and hats and the kind of shawls to keep you warm in a cold winter's night. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 14
Price: $12.00

Natural Brown Polwarth Roving - Item# D-RV-15-0028
Natural Brown Polwarth Roving - Item# D-RV-15-0028
Once again, we were able to snag a rare, naturally-colored Polwarth fleece from New Zealand (there are no Polwarth sheep in the US). This sweet, chocolatey brown has been tested and is an incredible 15.5 microns of softness. This is more than next-to-the skin soft, folks! Price is for 4 ounces.
Price: $20.00

Reserve Champion Shetland Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0021
Reserve Champion Shetland Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0021
This very fine and soft Shetland roving is from the 2014 Junior Reserve Champion fleece from the Indiana State Fair. This is the kind of roving that would make the perfect Shetland Lace shawl. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 1
Price: $12.00

Shetland Lamb Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0020
Shetland Lamb Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0020
This very soft and creamy white (and very clean!) Shetland lamb roving is from an Indiana Farm. This lamb was born a hermaphrodite with both female and male characteristics and was named HeShe. Unfortunately, because of this, this lamb had to culled, which is too bad because this is a very sweet fleece. Price is for 4 ounces.
Price: $12.00

CVM Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0029
CVM Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0029
This is a very soft and clean, dark-chocolatey brown CVM Roving from a ewe named Wendy. CVM is a color mutation of the Romeldale breed and is considered endangered with less than 500 on the registry (http://nationalcvmconservancy.org/). Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 9
Price: $16.00

CVM Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0030
CVM Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0030
This is a very soft and clean, creamy-gray CVM Roving from a ewe named Leigh. CVM is a color mutation of the Romeldale breed and is considered endangered with less than 500 on the registry (http://nationalcvmconservancy.org/). Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 11
Price: $16.00

Fresian/LincolnFolk Cross Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0027
Fresian/LincolnFolk Cross Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0027
This is a true-black Fresian/LincolnFolk cross fleece from a ewe named Poppy Jr. Our Fresian Item #D-RV-15-26 is her mom. While not as soft as her mom, you have the addition of the strength of the LincolnFolk influence in it. This would make great, hard-wearing mittens, rug yarn and would be great for weaving tapestries, rugs and for rug-hooking. Price is for 4 ounces.
Price: $11.00

Sandy Makes Spinning Daily News!!

Even though this is three years old, I thought you’d like to see Sandy doing her best Vanna White imitation.

Spinning Fiber Inventory Updated

All sections of Dyed in the Wool are now back on-line.  Man, we sold a lot of fiber over the weekend!  Thank you Beth and all of the folks who braved the snow and cold and came out to the Winter Woolen Workshop.  You made it another fun and successful year for everyone.

Shop will be Off-line 2/20 – 2/23 for the Winter Woolen Workshop

Dyed in the Wool will have the spinning fibers part off-line beginning at noon tomorrow, Friday, February 20th.  It will be back on-line Tuesday morning after I get the inventory updated from this weekend’s fiber show.  If there is anything you want for sure, order it before noon tomorrow.  I can’t guarantee having it after this weekend.

We will be at the Winter Woolen Workshop in Kokomo, Indiana, this weekend, so if you are in the area, come out, say hi and shop at all of the wonderful vendors there.

Thanks and Happy Spinning!!!

Lovely Mention

Rebecca Mezoff, a tapestry weaver mentioned Dyed in the Wool on her blog and specifically talked about the Fiber Binder Club.  Go and check out her blog.  She does absolutely beautiful tapestries!!