December 7, 2016

Gift-Worthy Holiday Kits!

We’re sure that many of your friends and family would like to treat you to something related to your hobby, but just don’t know where to start. We’ve made it easy by taking some of our most popular patterns and offering them as kits which come complete with pattern, yarn and some fun extras, too – they’re perfect for gifting!

Give your loved ones a not-so-subtle hint by sending them link to this post and letting them know which kits and colors are at the top of your wish list this year! Available kits are shown clockwise from top left: Xanadu Snowflake Cowl, Molten Metal Cowl, Beau & Belle Felted Wrap, Torrey’s Peak Vest & Little Bear Poncho.

Click here to shop now, or check out our recent blog post to learn more.

December 4, 2016

2016 Backyard Fiberworks Advent Calendar!

Backyard Fiberworks is celebrating every SINGLE day of Advent this year with the first (annual?) Backyard Fiberworks Advent Calendar! Every day we open a new window on a special sale, a new product, or some other form of merriment. And to add to the fun of it all, we are having a giveaway EVERY DAY until Christmas. Follow us on Instagram and never miss a moment!

December 1, 2016

2016 Holiday Collection

The shop is stocked with the 2016 Holiday Collection.
Colorways pictured are:
Yule Log
O Christmas Tree
Feliz Navidad
Christmas Speckles

Colorways are also available as a mini skein set. Shop is also full with non-holiday colorways that are ready to ship and dye to order. Willing to dye up custom orders as well. Just send me a message! Thank you for checking us out!

November 29, 2016

Introducing Vintage No. 1

Middle Brook Fiberworks presents Vintage No. 1. This artisanal yarn is a sumptuous blend of hand-selected fleeces from Shetland and CVM (California Variegated Mutant) sheep, raised by small independent farmers. The natural brown, warm grey, and ivory tones of the wool are enhanced by a glimmer of silk: golden muga for the Chestnut and Beech, and creamy tussah for the Almond. The colors evoke winter landscapes, sharp cold days warmed by afternoon light.

Vintage No. 1 embodies the characteristics of a woolen spun yarn with its airy and lightweight handle and minor variation in thickness. It retains all the bounce, loft, and crispness of the highest quality wool fleeces and yields an elegant fabric with excellent body and refined finish.

Farms of origin: Marushka Farms in Danville, PA and Ewe Can Do It Farm in Ottsville, PA. Processed by Gurdy Run Mill in Halifax, PA.

November 28, 2016

It’s our biggest sale of the year!

It only happens a few times each year….now through 12/24/16, we’re offering FREE shipping on all US orders. Not only that, EVERYTHING is up to 25% off, even our exclusive line of hand-dyed colors from indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, Lost City Knits, MJ Yarns, and ModeKnit Yarns! You can also choose from Allure Fiber Wash, our wide selection of project kits, and other fun stuff like our Yak Needle Felting Kits, BBR T-Shirts, and more (all of which are found here).

Now is the perfect time to treat yourself! Perhaps you’ve been eyeing that special skein in our shop, or you have a knitworthy friend on your gift-making list (there’s still time to whip out a hat or cowl!). Is your knitting group doing a Secret Santa gift exchange? A small bottle of Allure Fiber wash perfectly complements a luxurious skein of yarn hand-picked with them in mind. Visit for more great ideas to gift & get this holiday season!

November 25, 2016

SpaceCadet Specials for Black Friday… And Beyond!

Thanksgiving weekend is many things: a time to spend with family (I had a great Thanksgiving with mine — I hope you did too), the full start of the holiday season and, for the SpaceCadet crew, a chance to pull out the stops and create some real fun for our customers. And this year, we all sat round a table with our tea and knitting for a big brainstorming session… and did exactly that!

We’ve got some great stuff lined up, something special every day of the weekend… and beyond! Here’s the awesome line up:

Friday from 12.01am — Our One-of-a-Kind Sweater Kits

We have some much fun putting these together for you! We spread out a huge sheet, put all our skeins in the middle, and then start choosing and swapping until we get combinations that make us all squee! I think you might too. Take a look at the colour combos below and pick your favourite, then click here to go and grab it before anyone else does because there’s only one of each for most of these and, once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Saturday from noon — Our Holiday Limited Edition Colourways

These colourways were so much fun to develop, I could hardly contain myself. With every colour we layered on, the skeins seemed to get more and more breathtaking and I just couldn’t wait to show you! Dyed on four bases — Pyxis, Lucina, Lyra, and Astrid — in very limited quantities, they’re sure to go very quickly, so be sure to get on the mailing list and watch your inbox for the link.

Sunday from 3pm — SpaceCadet Swag

By popular demand is such a cliche but, this time, it’s true! We’ve had so many requests for more of some of our most popular club gifts that we went back to the makers and asked them recreate them with the adorable SpaceCadet front and center. Our Notions tins, project bags, needle boxes (and more!) let you show off your SpaceCadet pride.

Monday from 12.01am: Our Holiday Mini-Skein Collections and Mini-Skein Club Holiday Gift Subscriptions

We love what you can do with our adorable Mini-Skeins (we think of them as yarn crayons that you can use to add colour to any project!). So we dyed some special never-to-be-repeated colourways and put them together by the half-dozen for a perfect holiday gift. Or, if you know someone who has always wanted to try the fun of our Never Ending Gradient in the Mini-Skein Club, we’ve got an option for that as well. Join the mailing list and keep your eyes on your inbox for the link in time to scoop these up!

November 25, 2016

JOMA Yarn Black Friday Sale!

It’s Black Friday, and what better way to celebrate than a Canadian yarn shopping adventure? We are having a 25% off everything in our online shop. For the remainder of the week-end (including Monday), we are offering a 25% off coupon code (BLACKFRIDAY16) for any dyed and ready-to-ship yarn. Our yarns are milled in Canada or the USA and are hand dyed right here on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. We work with multiple techniques including hand painting to create unique yarns with vibrant colours and short colour repeats for non-pooling, prismatic effects. All of our Black Friday orders will also receive a complimentary sampler mini hank.

November 24, 2016

Slipped Stitch Studios Virtual Door Busters All Weekend!

Hi Folks! We are clearing out old styles to make way for some exciting new things! So each Day Starting Friday we will have new Door Busters that will be the lowest retail price EVER! Do not miss out! Perfect time to buy gifts or get your hands on something you have been eyeing without the guilt!

Black Friday at Midnight all Needle nooks and Zipper pouches will be $12! (That’s 50% off select designs!) One Day Only!
Small Business Saturday Select Totes & Tote Sets will be $85 ! (Normally $120-$135)
Sunday-Funday – Spindle Bags and Swift Covers are $29 (Regularly $39-$45!)
Cyber Monday – $6 Travel Lanyards & $7 Pattern Magnet Sets! (Regularly $11-$14)

Support Small businesses for the Holidays! It’s great for everyone! Thank you!!!

November 24, 2016

Indie Untangled post-Thanksgiving sale!

With all the amazing Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday yarny deals being posted to the Indie Untangled marketplace, I didn’t want to be left out!

Today through Monday, take 20% off all yarn from The Woolen Rabbit and Dark Harbour Yarn with the code THANKFUL.

All yarn will ship out December 1 as I will be traveling next week.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!