Shop Update August 21, 2015

The shop update is up and ready for shopping.  We have 16 new fibers in the shop!  Happy shopping and happy spinning!!  Click here for a full list of all the fibers we have.

Wensleydale Locks - RV-15-49
Wensleydale Locks - RV-15-49
These lovely charcoal gray Wensleydale locks are perfect for flicking open and spinning straight from the lock, carding and spinning from rolags, adding to batts as extra texture or to needle felt to add the full locks to pictures or as fringe. The price is for 4 ounces of locks.
Available Qty: 5
Price: $16.00

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 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 22
Price: $14.00

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 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 15
Price: $12.00

Polwarth Roving - RV-15-32
Polwarth Roving - RV-15-32
This is a super soft, white Polwarth roving suitable for next-to-the skin items. It does contain some VM. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 4
Price: $20.00

Lincoln Top - RV-15-46
Lincoln Top - RV-15-46
This gray Lincoln Top is from a ewe named Chocolate who lives in northeastern Indiana. This is a strong wool that would make great socks or mittens, would spin up into perfect yarn for an open, lacy shawl, or is perfect for weaving. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 2
Price: $14.00

Jacob Roving - RV-15-38
Jacob Roving - RV-15-38
This is an exquisite light gray Jacob roving from a ewe named Casper Belly who lives with thecrazysheeplady in eastern Kentucky. To learn more about her and her friends, go to: http://myfavoritesheep.blogspot.com. This would make a beautiful sweater, great hats, a warm scarf or a light and airy shawl. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 3
Price: $13.00

Cotswold/BFL Cross - RV-15-37
Cotswold/BFL Cross - RV-15-37
This is one of the best fleeces we have ever had. It is from a wether named Hershey and he lives with thecrazysheeplady in eastern Kentucky. To learn more about him and his friends, go to: http://myfavoritesheep.blogspot.com. This would make a beautiful sweater, great hats, a warm scarf, mittens or a light and airy shawl. Also, this would overdye into some lovely tonal colors. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 13
Price: $15.00

Jacob Roving - RV-15-50
Jacob Roving - RV-15-50
This is a lovely dark gray Jacob roving. It would be suitable for a number of projects like sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves and such. Also, over dyed with darker colors would give a rich-looking yarn. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 8
Price: $12.00

Hemp Top - RV-15-48
Hemp Top - RV-15-48
Hemp has a multitude of uses from weaving sturdy cloth or making friendship bracelets. Like flax, it is best spun with dampened fingers to give a smoother yarn. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 9
Price: $8.00

Gotland Locks - RV-15-47
Gotland Locks - RV-15-47
These dark charcoal Gotland locks would be perfect to flick open for spinning straight from the lock, carding into a rolags, or needle felting for added texture and visual interest. This is the same wool from which the elven cloaks in the Lord of the Rings movies were woven. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 8
Price: $14.00

Cormo Roving - RV-15-43
Cormo Roving - RV-15-43
This soft, white Cormo roving is a blend of two ewes named Wren and Martha who live in central Indiana at the award winning Westfield Woolies farm. It is next-to-the skin soft and would make lovely baby items. It dyes very well and felts easily for those wanted to make soft hats. It does contain some VM and has a few neps that are easily removed while spinning. Because of this, the price is reduced from our normal $16.00 for 4 ounces to $12.00 for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 32
Price: $12.00

Cormo Roving - RV-15-41
Cormo Roving - RV-15-41
This soft, white Cormo roving is from a ewe named Willow who lives in central Indiana at the award winning Westfield Woolies farm. It is next-to-the skin soft and would make lovely baby items. It dyes very well and felts easily for those wanted to make soft hats. It does contain some VM and has a few neps that are easily removed while spinning. Because of this, the price is reduced from our normal $16.00 for 4 ounces to $12.00 for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 14
Price: $12.00

Clun Forest - RV-15-39
Clun Forest - RV-15-39
This roving is from a sweet Clun Forest ewe named Faith who lives at Dearly Cottage in central Indiana. This is her 2015 fleece. We liked her 2014 wool (D-RV-14-0001) so much that we purchased her 2015 fleece as well. It is a very sturdy and bouncy wool and spins up into a stretchy yarn that is perfect for outerwear, mittens and would knit and felt up into the perfect pet bed. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 7
Price: $13.00

BFL Roving - RV-15-40
BFL Roving - RV-15-40
This BFL roving has been processed so that it still contains some of the soft lanolin that makes spinning it a dream. It is from a rascally wether named Graham who lives with Hershey (RV-15-37) and Casper Belly (Rv-15-38) and it is our third year being able to buy his wonderfully soft fleece. This would make great hats, scarves, mittens and sweaters. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 10
Price: $12.00

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. His best friend is Ethan (RV-15-34). This would spin up into a very fine yarn perfectly suitable for a lace shawl. Blended with extra-fine wool, this would make warm hats and scarves. Paired with Ethan and RV-15-44, this would be part of a great gradation yarn. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 6
Price: $16.00

Red-Brown Alpaca Roving - RV-15-44
Red-Brown Alpaca Roving - RV-15-44
This rich, reddish brown alpaca is super soft. This would spin up into a very fine yarn perfectly suitable for a lace shawl. Blended with extra-fine wool, this would make warm hats and scarves. Paired with High Chaparrel and Ethan, this would be part of a great gradation yarn. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 9
Price: $16.00

Black Alapaca Roving - RV-15-34
Black Alapaca Roving - RV-15-34
This rich, black alpaca is super soft and comes from an alpaca named Ethan who lives in central Indiana. His best friend is High Chaparral (RV-15-35). This would spin up into a very fine yarn perfectly suitable for a lace shawl. Blended with extra-fine wool, this would make warm hats and scarves. Paired with High Chaparral and RV-15-44, this would be part of a great gradation yarn. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 6
Price: $16.00

Shop is back online!!!

The shop’s inventory has been updated from this weekend’s Michigan Fiber Festival.  This does not include our newest fibers, though.  There will be a shop update this Saturday, August 22nd, which will have all of the new fibers that didn’t sell out at Michigan.  I have to apologize to those of you who couldn’t attend Michigan Fiber Festival because you missed out on the Polypay, Tunis, and Navajo Churro that debuted there.  They are all gone!!!

Thank you Michigan Fiber Festival!!

Remember when I told you Dyed in the Wool was going to have a tiny booth at Michigan Fiber Festival?

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But, goodness, we sold a lot of wool.

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This was taken at the beginning of Saturday.  There are at least 12 SOLD OUTs on it now – maybe more.  I lost count after 12.  Okay, I was a little tired by the end of Sunday.

Also, remember the sales record we broke at Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival for Saturdays?  Well, we broke it again.  Yay!!!!

I’ll have more on the next podcast, plus a walk-about video I took of the entire festival.  I can’t wait to do it again!!

The store’s inventory will be updated tonight and will be back on-line as soon as I get that done.  New stock will be uploaded this weekend and there will be a shop update Saturday night.

Michigan Fiber Festival, here we come!!

Sandy and I are leaving today for Allegan, Michigan, and not just to shop, either.  We are going to be vending at the Michigan Fiber Festival for the first time ever!!  Now, I will warn everyone that this will be different for us.  Because of the limitations of available space (and waiting on a list for that space to become available) Sandy and I took what they had to give us, space-wise.  And what they could give us this year was a 10 X 10 space.  Okay, just to give you some reminders, in Kentucky, we had a 10 X 30 space.

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And at Hoosier Hills,we had a 10 X 20 space.

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And at the Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, we had a 15 X 20 space.

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So squeezing all 60! of our fibers into a 10 X 10 space is daunting to say the least, but we are going to do it.  This being said, the “general store” approach to making sure you get the fiber you need is going to be our best bet.  You place your order from the menu board…

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…(don’t worry, we have a new one) and we will fill your order and bring it to you for you to buy.  If you want to see a larger sample of a fiber, we will bring the bag to you and let you see it in all its glory.  Basically, we will be at your beck and call the entire time the festival is open and want to make the best experience for you considering our limited booth space.

And wait until you see the new and improved menu board!!!  Not only do we have spun samples of every thing available, but we have knitted and felted swatches for most (and are doing more as we can) so you can see what the finished yarn looks like in an actual project.

We are beyond excited about this weekend!  See you there!!!

Shop offline August 13-18 for Michigan Fiber Festival

FYI everyone!!!  Due to Sandy and I going to vend at Michigan Fiber Festival this weekend, the Dyed in the Wool Biz​ shop (www.dyedinthewool.biz) is going to be offline beginning August 13th until August 18th.  It is my intention to have the shop inventory updated by then and the online part of the business back up and running.  So, if you want anything from Dyed in the Wool before we go to Michigan, you need to order it today.

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