Thank you everyone who came out to visit and shop with us at Michigan Fiber Festival – and who braved the tornado warnings along with us. We sold out of a lot of the fiber we took with us, but we still have fiber in the shop, so go and check it out.
We will be vending at A Wool Gathering in Yellow Spring, Ohio, on September 17th and 18th, so, if you are in the vicinity, please come, say hello, buy some lovely fiber and visit all of the wonderful booths that will be there.
Dyed in the Wool will be vending at Michigan Fiber Festival this Saturday and Sunday in Barn 8A. Please come and pay us a visit.
With that in mind, Sandy and I will be putting the shop on hiatus beginning Wednesday morning (August 17) through Monday (August 22). If you would like to place an order before the fiber fair, please do so before tomorrow morning.
We have added 5 lovely fibers (including a Grand Champion and a Reserve Champion) to our Clearance Sales page. The reason is that this fiber is a little on the sticky side from the lanolin. It washes out beautifully, but it makes it a little bit of a challenge to draft – not much, but a little – if spun straight from the roving. Because of that we are discounting it $0.50 per ounce.
For those of you who have enjoyed the stories I have told at the various fiber festivals about him and who have loved spinning his wool, I have sad news for you. Graham Lamb of Equinox Farm died yesterday. His owner, Sara (aka thecrazysheeplady) let me know last night before the blog post was uploaded. I cannot tell you how sad that makes me. Yes, he had the dirtiest fleeces I have ever washed, but, boy, did it wash up beautifully and it was a joy to spin. He is going to be missed very much.
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
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!!!
With the overwhelming success of both the 36-month club and the complete Volume I of the Fiber Binder Club, we are happy to announce the release of Volume II. Volume I sold out and there are only 19 available copies of Volume II, so get them while you can!
Fiber Binder Club Vol 2 - FBC2 This item includes the second 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 (depending on the fiber). 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 a National Champion and an Indiana State Fair 1st Place Winner. We pride ourselves on purchasing only the highest quality fibers for this club or for any of the spinning fibers we sell. In this volume, the samples include Bond, North Country Cheviot, Columbia, Icelandic, Lincoln Adult (Vol 1 had Lincoln lamb), Merino, Polypay, Romney, Double-Coated Shetland, Eri Silk, Suri Alpaca, and Milk Protein This price is 25% off the club membership price. Available Qty: 8 Price: $90.00