New Product!

Look at what we got into the shop!!!  These are large canvas tote/project bags that will easily hold a sweater or afghan project.  Perfect for that knitter or crocheter in your life – even if that person is you!

 

Dyed in the Wool Canvas Tote - D-CT-14-001
Dyed in the Wool Canvas Tote - D-CT-14-001
This black and white canvas tote measures a large 18" X 15" X 4.5" and is perfect to carry a sweater or throw knitting/crochet project. It is 100% cotton and is machine washable and dryable. It has the Dyed in the Wool logo on it.
Available Qty: 7
Price: $19.75

Black Friday Alternative Discount Code!

Want to save 10% off of of the lovely spinning fibers we have here?  Or, how about an extra 10% off the already 25% off the tie-dyed items in the clearance sale?  You got it!  This is good through Sunday, November 30, 2014.  Support a small business!

Code: BFA2014

Happy shopping!

Clearance Sales! All Tie-Dyed Items Except Bags 25% Off!!

Sandy and I have decided to get out of the tie-dye part of our business and focus on making handspinners and felters happy.  With this in mind, I have discounted all of the tie dye, except for the bags (we are keeping the bags part going) 25% off.  So, if you need Christmas gifts (think stocking stuffers, unique gifts and fun Secret Santa stuff), this is your chance to get some wonderfully colorful items to fill these needs.  Just think how easy it would be to be able to check several items off your gift giving list all at one place.

So, click here and save money on unique gifts!

The Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, Michigan

As you know, this past weekend, Sandy and I were at The Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, MI. This was our first year there, even though it is their 8th year having the fair. The weather was lovely – sunny, in the 60’s and, although the wind could be a bit biting, in the lea of the buildings it was just fine. The drive up and back was uneventful (the best kind) and it was very easy to find. There were three buildings dedicated to the fiber fair (and the covered walk-ways between the buildings). Size-wise, it was about the size of the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan if there were nothing outside of the main buildings.

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Here is what our booth looked like. We opted for a 10 X 15 booth, which was about as small as we dared go. We fit, but we had to do some condensing of the tie-dye area to do so.

business end

For us, the business has shifted and, while we are thankful for the tie-dye sales to earn the money to buy and process our first fleeces, it is time to let the tie-dyed stuff go and focus on giving hand-spinners what they want. That was our goal all along, anyway. Keep an eye on the shop beginning sometime next week. The tie-dye is going on clearance sale.

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This is what the Fiber Menu looked like before the fair began. We sold out of three more fibers completely, and way down on many others. The biggest sellers of the weekend were Willow the Cormo (D-RV-13-0010) and the Cotswold (D-RV-14-0004). Willow is very nice and that Cotswold is like petting a cloud! And to our surprise, the new organic, natural-colored organic cotton we took nearly sold out as well. It’s not in the shop, yet, nor is the new, white Polwarth we have. I need to get good pictures of them before I can put them up in the shop. We completely sold out of the natural brown Polwarth we had, so it’s a good thing we have another fleece (from the same source and with a micron count of 15.5) being processed now.

neighbors

These are our neighbors across the way from us, and let me tell you, they were sweet, funny and a blast to be next to. Vanessa Clinton of V Yarn was so sweet and even helped me break down one of the wire cubie sections at the end of the show. I just fell in love with all of them.

And there were animals there!

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One of these is Humphrey and I didn’t find out the name of the other. Still, they were interesting and huge!!!

alpacas

I love that spotted alpaca! I would love to have taken her home with me and it’s a good thing Scott wasn’t there because he has wanted an alpaca for several years now. She was so pretty!

There were also tons of bunnies there being sold and many went home with new families.

knitters handshake

Here is Vanessa demonstrating the “Knitter’s handshake” on the owner of this beautiful Evenstar shawl. Really, it just makes me want to get my own version started. I have the pattern and the yarn, so all I need is the time and confidence. Maybe this will be my 2015 project and I can start it in January.

wooden shoes

A gentleman walked by wearing wooden shoes. He said they were warm and comfortable and, since they were made from poplar, they are water-proof as well. Cool!

crowd

So, will we do this fiber fair again next fall? Absolutely!!!

Store is back on-line

The inventory has been updated for the sales over the weekend and the store is back on-line.  If a page doesn’t come up, it means there are no longer any items in that category.

I have a lot of revamping of the site to do, so keep a look out for items going on sale.

Store will be on Hiatus Oct 24-26, 2014

Since Sandy and I will be in Michigan October 24-26, the e-store will go on hiatus beginning the morning of October 24th through the evening of the 27th (or until I can get the inventory updated).  This way you don’t accidentally purchase something that sold at the Fiber Expo and be disappointed when we can’t mail it to you and have to refund you your money.

With this in mind, if there is something you definitely want, please order it before October 24th so we can pull it from inventory and make sure you get it.  And don’t forget, we are running a discount code through Midnight, October 23rd for 15% off anything in the shop.  Discount Code is KIC015.

Post office run

Just to let you know that if you have placed an order within the past week, I will be taking the boxes to the PO today.  Last week was such that I could not get to the PO before it closed and yesterday was Columbus Day and it was closed.  Thank you for your patience!!

 

Benita

A Special Sale for You!

As of this moment, there are only 2 Fiber Binder Club Vol I’s left.  The next person to buy one will also get the last remaining Ramblin’ Rose 4 ounce batt as a thank you gift.  The batt is shown as sold because I have pulled it from inventory just for this offer.  Click on the picture of the batt to make it bigger and easier to see.

 

Ramblin' Rose Spinning Fiber - Item #S-BA110001
Ramblin' Rose Spinning Fiber - Item #S-BA110001
This 4 ounce batt has reds, pinks, blues and whites all blended together for a rich, rose-like color. Clearance Priced - Regularly $15.00, now $12.00!
Price: $12.00

Fiber Binder Club - Volume One - FBC1
Fiber Binder Club - Volume One - FBC1
This item includes the first full year of the Fiber Binder Club - One D-Ring binder, dividers, 12 information cards printed on card stock for durability (printed on both sides), a raw sample, a washed or processed sample and either 1/2 an ounce or 5 grams of each fiber to test spin. Once you have spun up your sample, then you can test it further by knitting, crocheting or weaving swatches, dyeing, felting or whatever you desire. It is meant to help educate those who are interested in natural fibers, are interested in raising fiber animals or crops, or would like to purchase their own raw fiber and need a way to tell if what they want to buy is of good quality. There are several award winning fibers in this volume, including an Indiana State Fair Reserve Champion and a Best of Show at the International Livestock Exposition. We pride ourselves on purchasing only the highest quality fibers for this club or for any of the spinning fibers we sell. This price is 25% off the club membership price.
Available Qty: 1
Price: $90.00

 

 

The Fiber Expo – October 25th & 26th

This is just a reminder that we will be vending at the Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on October 25th and 26th, so if you are in the area, stop by, say hello, and check out all of the fiber goodies we, and lots of other fine people, will be selling.

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Only three remaining of Vol I of The Fiber Binder Club

Fiber Binder Club - Volume One - FBC1
Fiber Binder Club - Volume One - FBC1
This item includes the first full year of the Fiber Binder Club - One D-Ring binder, dividers, 12 information cards printed on card stock for durability (printed on both sides), a raw sample, a washed or processed sample and either 1/2 an ounce or 5 grams of each fiber to test spin. Once you have spun up your sample, then you can test it further by knitting, crocheting or weaving swatches, dyeing, felting or whatever you desire. It is meant to help educate those who are interested in natural fibers, are interested in raising fiber animals or crops, or would like to purchase their own raw fiber and need a way to tell if what they want to buy is of good quality. There are several award winning fibers in this volume, including an Indiana State Fair Reserve Champion and a Best of Show at the International Livestock Exposition. We pride ourselves on purchasing only the highest quality fibers for this club or for any of the spinning fibers we sell. This price is 25% off the club membership price.
Available Qty: 1
Price: $90.00