Closing Date is Set

Just to update you on the closing of Dyed in the Wool, the on-line shop will close on Monday, December 16th. We are doing this so that anything ordered by that date can get out into the mail for delivery before Christmas. With this in mind, please place your order prior to December 16th. There are still a few items left in the shop, and all of them would make lovely gifts for yourself or for that fiber person on your list.

Also, as a reminder, everything is marked at 50% off the retail price, and once that item has sold out, there will be no more.

Thank you, everyone, for helping us support our local and regional shepherds over the years. Between us, we have made their lives easier and the lives of their sheep better. It has been an honor to do this. Just because we are no longer going to be buying fleeces from shepherds (except for our personal use, of course), doesn’t mean you can’t. Please search out shepherds in your area and give them your business rather than purchasing from large commercial companies who won’t miss your business if it goes elsewhere. You will make some hard-working people and their sheep very happy.

Sandy and Benita

The End is Near

There are still a few items left in the shop, so if you want any, I’d get them soon.

Also, we still have a few fleeces remaining in stock. If you are looking for fleeces, please keep an eye out on a couple of groups on Facebook; Raw Fleece for Sale and Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em). That’s where I am posting them. They are selling pretty quickly, so, once again, if you want any, please PM me on Facebook or email me at dyedinthewoolbiz@yahoo.com.

The goal is to have everything sold by December. At that time, I want to finalize everything for the final tax returns and get the bank accounts closed.

Thank you everyone who have supported us and what we have tried to accomplish over the past near decade. I cannot tell you how much we appreciate it.

Shave ‘Em 2 Save ‘Em

I am mailing out the last of the SE2SE stickers I owed people today. If I owe you a sticker, give the mail a few days to get to you. If you haven’t received one by, say, the 13th, please email me at dyedinthewoolbiz@yahoo.com.

If you are doing SE2SE and need some Leicester Longwool, we still have a bit in stock, so get them while you can. Once they are out of stock, that’s it as we are in the process of closing this business.

Shop is back online

The shop is back online. Those items that are remaining in stock are all we have left, and everything is 40% off the regular price. Once the stock has run out, there will be no restocking, so get it while you can.

Also, if you or someone you know is looking for a cash register (downloads directly into Quickbooks) or a postal scale that weighs up to 250 pounds (convertible to grams as well), please contact me at dyedinthewoolbiz@yahoo.com as we have ours for sale. All other store fixtures have been sold.

Thank you for all of the love and support you have given us over these past years of us being in business. We can’t be grateful enough for you!

Sandy and Benita

Update and a HUGE Thank You!!

Just a quick update on bringing the online shop back online – Sandy is still under the weather, and we are supposed to have rain for the next several days, so unloading the trailer has been postponed for a bit. Keep your fingers crossed that we can unload this weekend, and I can get the remaining stock up for sale.

This past weekend at Michigan Fiber Festival was beyond my wildest expectations. All of the love you guys and gals gave me over the weekend was a bit overwhelming. I will admit that seeing everyone at the fiber festivals is the main thing I will miss the most. I left each night with my heart overflowing with gratitude.

And on top of that, you helped clean out the space. When we left home Thursday, we had the trailer packed to the gills, and the CR-V was just as full of nearly everything Sandy and I still have to sell. When Scott and I packed up to go home on Sunday, there wasn’t enough to cover the floor of the trailer. You wonderful people bought fiber, yarn, posters, bags, fleeces, Breed Study Worksheets, spindles, and fixtures. Seriously, you talked me out of things I had no intention of selling in the first place. Heavens, I even sold the doll sweater off Maddie the Model.

Dyed in the Wool has been a very large part of my life these past 9 years. All my vacation time and most of my spare time has been devoted to this business. While I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life (The Fiber Pusher being one of them), there’s a bittersweet feeling about closing this one. I have learned so much and grown tremendously in my knowledge of wool, sheep, and the fiber arts, and this wouldn’t have been possible without you as the incentive. And I have just two words to say to you. From the bottom of my heart –

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benita

We are Going Out of Business

Sandy and I started this business almost 10 years ago selling tie-dyed clothing and accessories, with the intent of moving into selling fiber from a wide variety of breeds and types. From the get-go, we wanted to help sheep owners with the problem of what to do with the fleeces that must be sheared from their flocks each year. Most had no idea how to get them out to a spinning public who really wanted them. And that’s where Sandy and I came in.

We became the connection from those flock owners to the public. We helped advise them on how to better their flock’s fleece quality and make those fleeces worth more. We learned all about the processing that it takes to make those raw, dirty fleeces into luscious roving, top and yarn for you, the end user. We spun, knitted and learned all we could about each breed and fiber type, educating ourselves as best we could so we could help makers choose the best fiber for their creations. And we have had the time of our lives doing so.

Because of these years working with wool, spinners, knitters, sheep breeders, etc., our knowledge base has increased 100 fold, and the people we have met and worked with along the way has been nothing short of amazing. Not for the world would we have missed this experience.

But, and you knew there was a but coming, times have changed, our personal situations aren’t the same, and Sandy and I, as much as we hate to admit it, have come to the conclusion that it is time to close Dyed in the Wool and move on to other things in our lives. For me, it has been the experimental and education videos on The Fiber Pusher. This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time, but the constant work behind Dyed in the Wool has prevented me from beginning this new venture.

Also, nearly all of our vacation days have been used vending at fiber festivals, and Scott and I now want to travel and do things together that have been put off for almost a decade. None of us are getting any younger and checking some things off all our bucket lists is becoming more and more of a priority.

Having said this, we have taken 40% off the costs of everything in the shop. When items sell out, they will not be restocked, so get them while you can. We will be vending at Michigan Fiber Festival on August 16 – 18, and all inventory will be 40% off there as well. Also, at Michigan Fiber Festival, we will be selling fixtures, out Patrick Green Big Batt Drum Carder, our blending board, and many more things we no longer will need for our business.

Thank you for making this last decade one of the most fun and fulfilling times in our lives. Sandy and I are humbly grateful for your support and we look forward to seeing you as fellow fiber artists rather than as a vendor.