Fiber Binder Club Breed Study Information Packet

Fiber Binder Club Breed Study Information Packet
Fiber Binder Club Breed Study Information Packet
This is a Pre-Order - To be released on March 1, 2018. Printed on card stock for strength and durability, there are 57 different natural fibers included in this Breed Study Information Packet for 114 pages of information. Also included are 5 "blank" forms for adding in others you find as you do your own research into fiber. Pre-punched for three-ring binders. The purpose of the Fiber Binder Club Breed Study Information Packet is to help you learn more about natural fibers found primarily in North America and the UK. Included is a history of the fiber, breed associations information, photos, places to put your samples, an area for your own notes as you learn about each one. We encourage you to spin, felt, dye, knit, crochet, weave, and anything else you can think of as you learn. Also, there is information on the best uses of each fiber to help you decide what will work best for the project you have in mind. There is so much to learn about natural fibers, and we want to do our best to help you in your learning process.
Price: $30.00

In Consideration of Those Doing Breed Studies

Since there are so many people doing breed studies, and because this is how we sell it at fiber fairs, we have changed the format of how we sell roving, top and locks.  Rather then being sold in 4 ounce lots, we have changed it so that you can buy as little 1 once, or the exact amount you need, should it be 6 ounces or 10 ounces or 22 ounces.  We have always liked being able to let you buy as little or as much as you want without being limited to lots of 4 ounces.

Happy studying!

25% Off Your Order AND Free US Shipping Over $75.00

In celebration of the As the Whirl Spins – A Fiber Opera currently going on in the Fiber Pusher Podcast Ravelry Group, we are having a sale.  If you use the coupon code WELOVEWOOL, you will receive 25% off your entire order through February 14, 2018.  This includes sample kits, spinning fiber, yarn, mini-skeins, and kits.

On top of that, for all orders over $75 being shipped to US addresses, we are giving you free shipping.

And come on over and join us in the Fiber Pusher Podcast Ravelry group for As the Whirl Spins.

Lovely Write Up from NAILE

Useful information on Icelandic wool

New Sample Packs and Free Shipping!

With Christmas coming up and people looking for gift ideas for the spinners in their life, Sandy and I have put together sample packs to help out.

Chocolate Box Sample Pack
Chocolate Box Sample Pack
Lovely, rich brown naturally colored wool and alpaca makes such a delicious spinning opportunity. These four one-ounce samples include Corriedale (Missouri), Alpaca (Indiana), CVM (Michigan), and Romeldale (Indiana). Since they are all against-the-skin soft, they could easily be combined or blended into a single yarn for hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, shawls or anything you can think of to keep you warm this winter.
Price: $14.00

Across the Crosses Sample Pack
Across the Crosses Sample Pack
Just because a sheep isn't pure-bred doesn't mean her wool isn't wonderful in which to spin and create warm clothing. These four cross fleeces were chosen for their lovely hand, their ease of spinning, and their adaptability to create anything from sweaters to lace shawls. This sample pack includes one ounce each of Lincolnfolk (from Indiana), CVM/Corriedale/Romney (from Michigan), Texel/Wensleydale/Cotswold and Texel/Rambouillet/Cotswold (both from Kentucky).
Available Qty: 11
Price: $12.50

Icelandic Sample Pack
Icelandic Sample Pack
Icelandic wool comes in three basic shades - white, black and moorit (different shades of brown). In this sample pack, we are including one ounce each of white, black, and two shades of moorit - a light and a medium. These sheep live on a lovely farm in Kentucky. Their wool consists of both the Tog and Þel (pronounced as thel). Spun loosely, it creates a light, warm and water-resistant yarn that is perfect for Icelandic sweaters. It takes dyes very well, too. Not against the skin soft, but oh so warm and lovely.
Available Qty: 5
Price: $14.00

Long Draw Sample Pack
Long Draw Sample Pack
If you never tried to spin long draw and have always wanted to give it a try, these four wools are perfect on which to learn. Included is 1 ounce each of Clun Forest, Texel, Romney and Shetland. Also included is an info card with a link to the demonstration of long draw on the Fiber Pusher Podcast.
Available Qty: 9
Price: $14.25

Beginner Spinner Sample Pack
Beginner Spinner Sample Pack
If you or someone you know wants to learn how to spin, either on a wheel or a spindle, and needs the best wool for learning, we have created this sample pack for beginner spinners. 1 ounce each of a Cheviot/Perendale Cross (which we recommend for the first spin), Corriedale, Romney and Shetland. Included will be information and a link to the beginning spinning classes on the Fiber Pusher Podcast for both spindle and wheel spinning.
Available Qty: 6
Price: $13.00

Longwools Collection
Longwools Collection
This is a Longwools sample pack for those wanting to learn more about Longwools. It contains 1 ounce each of Coopworth, Leicester Longwool, Border Leicester, and Lincoln. There is plenty of fiber her to spin, felt, swatch, dye and learn all you can about these great, strong fibers.
Available Qty: 11
Price: $14.50

Also, starting today and running through December 31st, 2017, we are waiving shipping fees for all US orders over $75.  We just made it easier and less expensive for you to shop!

New Sock Pattern – Nickel Plate Socks – Free!!

I have uploaded a new pattern to Ravelry today!  They are the Nickel Plate Socks, and it is a free pattern.  I hope you enjoy knitting them.

Inventory Reduction Clearance Sale!!

We have several new spinning fibers and yarns arriving soon, and the trailer is full so we need to make room for them.  With that in mind, we are offering the following rovings at a clearance price.  Enjoy them!!

 

Lincoln Lamb Roving D-RV-13-33
Lincoln Lamb Roving D-RV-13-33
This Lincoln lamb roving is a charcoal gray with white in it. It has a nice luster to it and would spin up into a good, spring yarn for socks, mittens, scarves and would make a great yarn for weaving. This ram lamb is named Dumb and he has a twin brother named Dumber, and they earned their names. They live on a farm in northern Indiana. The price is for 1 ounce. Clearance Sale!!! Originally $3.25 for 1 ounce.
Price: $2.75

Horned Dorset Roving - Item #D-RV-14-06
Horned Dorset Roving - Item #D-RV-14-06
This Horned Dorset roving is from a central Indiana flock that has been showing at the Indiana State Fair. As you know, we love helping local breeders and shepherds find an outlet for their nicest fleeces, and we wanted to let you see this. Horned Dorset spins up into a very nice, bouncy yarn (I have fallen in love with it-BGS) and would make great hats, sweaters, mittens or scarves. Because this is an uncoated flock, there is some vegetation in it, but it is easily removed while spinning. Price is for 1 ounce. Clearance Sale!! Original Price was 3.00.
Available Qty: 63
Price: $2.50

Cheviot-Perendale Cross - White - D-RV-15-03
Cheviot-Perendale Cross - White - D-RV-15-03
This is a blend of two Cheviot-Perendale Cross fleeces from wethers named Mr. Wether and Bucky. They live in Pennsylvania and their wool would make lovely mittens, sweaters, shawls, etc. It is a lovely, creamy white. If you are a beginning spinner, this is a perfect wool to use for learning. Price is for 1 ounce. Clearance Sale!! Was $3.00.
Available Qty: 8
Price: $2.50

CVM Roving - Item #D-RV-15-29
CVM Roving - Item #D-RV-15-29
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 1 ounce. Clearance Sale!! Was $4.00.
Price: $3.50

Brown Alpaca Roving - RV-15-35
Brown Alpaca Roving - RV-15-35
This deep, rich, chocolatey-brown alpaca is super soft and comes from an alpaca named High Chaparral who lives in central Indiana. Price is for 1 ounce. Clearance Sale!! Was $4.00!
Available Qty: 24
Price: $3.00

Texel/Rambouillet/Cotswold Cross Roving - RV-15-36
Texel/Rambouillet/Cotswold Cross Roving - RV-15-36
This roving is from a very nice Texel/Rambouillet/Cotswold cross sheep who lives in eastern Kentucky. It would make lovely mittens, hats, shawls, sweaters and would be perfect for weaving. Price is for 1 ounce. Clearance Sale!! Was $3.00.
Available Qty: 24
Price: $2.50

Texel/Wensleydale/Cotswold Cross Roving - RV-15-42
Texel/Wensleydale/Cotswold Cross Roving - RV-15-42
This lovely, creamy-white Texel/Wensleydale/Cotswold cross roving is easy to spin, strong enough for socks or rug warp, yet perfect for shawls, mittens or a nice, lustrous sweater. This sheep lives on a farm in eastern Kentucky. Price is for 1 ounce. Clearance Sale!! Was $3.50.
Available Qty: 68
Price: $3.00

The Fiber Expo at Ann Arbor

The shop is currently off-line while we prep for and vend at the Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on October 21st and 22nd.  We will have all of our product there, so if you are in the area, please stop by and visit us.

The shop should be back on line late Monday, October 23rd.  Until then, I apologize for any inconvenience.

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.