December 20, 2017

Shop Update is Live!

Meet two new yarn bases from Spirit Trail Fiberworks, now live in the shop: Aurora and Zaftig! Aurora is fingering weight 100% Superwash Merino single ply and Zaftig is super bulky 100% 20.5 Fine Merino. These two bases are opposites in weight, one is superwash and the other is not, and they’re on opposite ends of the alphabet, but they have more characteristics in common: both single ply, super soft, take dye like a dream, are delightful to knit and crochet (and weave, too!), and simply wonderful to wear.

Zaftig is perfect for super quick knits, so if you (like me!) are staring down the Christmas and Holiday Handknit Gifts Deadline and it’s not looking good, Zaftig could be just perfect for whipping out a few more gifts in time for giving. It’s dyed in a bevy of speckled colorways, and I really love how the speckles turn out on this voluptuous base: they’re softer and more spread out, and give the yarn more of a variegated appearance than true “speckles.” I purchased only a limited quantity of Zaftig for this first run, so I decided to go all out on the Fun Scale with colorways.

Aurora is dyed in both speckles and some great tonal solids to go with them. So, lots of options for one-skein/one-color projects, and also a whole bunch of great color combination possibilities for multi-colored projects (if you need any color combining advice, I’m happy to help so just email me!).

There’s also one new kit dyed on Aurora, which is the “Gray Scale” kit I created for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. This kit sold out so quickly at the Festival (it’s featured in the photo at the top of this newsletter) I decided to dye it for this update; it’s a beautiful color scheme of subtle speckles over a soft charcoal gray base.

Also new and uploaded to my Etsy shop, I’ve recently dyed a bunch of new silk scarves. This batch turned out so well! Every scarf is like a painting, with fun and interesting bits of color. I really love dyeing (and wearing) these scarves. It’s impossible to completely control the dye process, and it’s always a little bit of a surprise to see how they turn out. They make perfect gifts (although if you’re like me, it can be hard to part with them!).

And, also live now, I’ve put some inventory on sale, both in my website shop and in my etsy shop. On Etsy, the last of the Brigantia color kits are on sale at nearly 50% off. In my website shop, there are Nona and Sunna kits on sale, as well as a selection of skeins in just about every base, marked down 20 to nearly 50% off. You can find the Brigantia kits through the Etsy link above; the sale page on my website is here.

Please note: if you place orders from both my Etsy shop and my website on the same day, I’m happy to combine them and refund the extra shipping charges. And all US orders over $125 ship free! International orders over $125 will receive discounted shipping (I’ll deduct what the US shipping charge would be).

I hope each one of you has a wonderful Holiday season and New Year!

Happy Stitching!


November 25, 2017

Free Shipping at Spirit Trail Fiberworks!

Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ shop has been updated with lots of new yarns and new colors. There’s something new in every section, as well as some great deals in the “On Sale” section. There are tonal solids, and some fun speckles, too. Loads of possibilities for sweaters, multi-colored projects, and of course, accessories.

I’m happy to help pull colors together for all the multi-colored designs out there these days, just send me an email and I’ll brainstorm with you.

In celebration of Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, use coupon code CYBERMONDAY to get free US shipping on your order, no minimum purchase required, through midnight Eastern time on Monday! International orders will receive a discount off shipping costs.

Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Stitching!


October 18, 2017

New York Sheep & Wool Festival 2017!

I can’t believe it’s time once again for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival! This will be Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ 14th year at the Festival, and every year we’re just as excited as our first year. It’s such a fantastic weekend (even if this coming weekend doesn’t look like it will be sweater weather).

We’ll be at the Festival in our regular spot: Building A, Booths 3-4. We have loads of new colorways, a few new yarn bases, and lots of new booth samples to inspire you. Shown here are just a few of the great new colors we’re bringing with us. We hope to see you at the Festival, but if you can’t make it, no worries. We’ll be having an online shop update of new colors and bases as soon as we can!

Spirit Trail shop update!

The Spirit Trail Fiberworks shop has been updated with loads of new yarns and colors. This update is primarily DK and worsted, but there are more fingering weight kits, too, as well as kits with super fun vegan pompoms! There are loads of speckled yarns, and tonal solids. I’m happy to help put together color kits for customers, too; just email me to let me know what you’re looking for.

Brand new yarns and kits are shown on the Shop Update page, but there is stock in other bases, too. Just click on the individual yarn pages to see more. I have lots of Brigantia (DK weight Polwarth/silk) and Zalti (100% U.S. grown and processed Targhee), as well a Birte and Verdande (both Superwash Merino, Cashmere, silk). It seems silly to be thinking about sweaters when it’s summer, but I know autumn is just around the corner and I’m already starting to mull over my Rhinebeck sweater. These things take time, right?!

Two new additions to my shop this update are sock/knit blanks, and a market featuring some of my favorite tools and accessories. I had a ton of fun dyeing these blanks, and there are some really fun, wild colors. And, if you’re not a huge lover of knit blanks but love one of these colors, just leave me a comment on your order form and I’ll happily unwind it, soak and wind it into a center pull ball for you.

The market section includes an adorable set of signature stitch markers from Katrinkles Knitting Jewelry, plus notions bags, mugs, project bags, and more.

Check it all out now in the shop!

So Faded Kits!

This is my first post here on Indie Untangled, and I’m excited to join this wonderful community. I look forward to posting in the future for shop updates, new yarn base debuts (I’m working on quite a few right now) and other special things I have in the works! My yarns and kits are always available online, and also at both the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. This year, I’m also thrilled to be a vendor at Amy Herzog’s Make. Wear. Love. Retreat in Sebasco, Maine, in September.

Spirit Trail Fiberworks currently has a limited number of kits available, which are perfect for So Faded, Find Your Fade, and other colorwork projects. The featured photo shows the “Evening Shades” Kit, dyed on Sunna (superwash merino, cashmere, silk three-ply fingering weight yarn). This kit includes the following colorways: Nebulous, Vesper, Spectral, Evensong, and Gloaming. The Evening Shades kit is also available on Eos (100% non-shrink organic wool, three-ply fingering weight). We have lots of other kits in stock, from 3 to 6 skeins each, as well as single skeins in a multitude of colors.

I now have online shop updates once per month, towards the end of each month. You can follow me on Instagram at Spirit Trail Fiberworks, or subscribe to my newsletter (sign up on the homepage of my website), for advanced notice of shop updates and what will be included.