April 17, 2018

Updates from FiberCrafty Shops!

Do you go in search of that PERFECT hand dyed yarn or are you looking for luscious new fiber? Whatever your mission, the FiberCrafty shops have been busy with new listings that include plenty of both, not to mention other goodies you will love!

Here are the latest updates, pictured above:

The Spun Bunny has just added some beautiful new sock blanks, rolags and yarn.

GreenHeronHandmade, one of our newer shops, specializes in gorgeous handspun yarn. Also listed are handmade yarn bowls that can be custom glazed.

The Girl Who Crafted has gorgeous fandom yarns.

Duchess Fiber Arts has a shop with many yarns that coordinate beautifully together (and fiber, too!).

If you are all about spinning, ShariArts specializes in stunning fiber.

Split Rock Ranch has a huge variety of custom blend combed top, not to mention unique types of fiber like Pearl Infused Rose fiber! There is also a new fiber prep tutorial on the FiberCrafty YouTube channel. It features a trick new to me and from what I have heard, new to many others also!

In addition to what’s pictured above, PussNBoots Hand Dyed Yarn has been quite busy with updates and has lots of choices with beautiful variegated and tonal yarns, and Wild Hair Studio has just listed a selection of Tour de Fleece boxes available for pre-order.

These updates aren’t all that’s new on FiberCrafty, so have fun exploring. If you want to hear about sales and coupon codes, let us know here.

Camp Mug!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always loved enamelware. Something about the feel of it in my hands conjures cool mornings by the campfire with a steaming cup of tea. We have the traditional speckled enamelware as part of our camping gear, and many times I think about bringing it into the kitchen so I can use it on a regular basis. It’s nearly indestructible, and lasts forever. We’ve had ours for over 20 years and it shows little to no sign of wear and tear.

A few months ago, I was on an internet search for something (I don’t even remember what it was now), and came across these cut enamelware mugs that I could get my logo put on. I ordered samples (which my kids have since claimed as their own), and loved them. So, I had some made.

These 12-ounce mugs are white, with a dark gray lip. Just like traditional enamelware, they’re a go-anywhere kind of accessory, no worries about breakage. Of course, they’re not microwave safe, since they’re made of steel, but they are dishwasher, campground and travel safe. Take it along to a knitting retreat, or knit night. Or, of course, camping :-).

My logo is on both sides, and then my current mantra — “Life is short, knit the good stuff” — is on one side, too. I have so many conversations with people who have that special skein of yarn lovingly held in their stash that’s too special to use. To which I say, while I totally understand the feeling, phooey! Find a pattern you love, and go ahead and knit it. And then enjoy wearing it for as long as possible :-D. Carpe Diem!

Mugs are $12 each.

Handmade Celtic Inspired Shawl Pin

Looking for a lightweight handcrafted shawl pin? Here it is! This pin elegantly adorns shawls without weighing them down. Enjoy the variety of styles a shawl pin can create with a single shawl. The Classic Celtic Knot Pin coordinates perfectly with any shawl, scarf, wrap or cardigan. Check out my website’s Product Tips section for pin wearing inspirations!

April 5, 2018

Yarns, Etc.

Don’t you love a good pair of embroidery snips? I collect them and tend to keep a fancy pair in every knitting bag because they make me smile when I get to do exciting things like changing colors, or when I have to do tedious things like weave in ends.

We just added a whole lot of gorgeous colorways and adorable snips to the shop and just because it’s fun and because we can, we have a special offer going on. Our colorways Dusty Rose and Tres Bien are sultry and sophisticated and inspired by imaginary strolls along the Seine. So when you purchase a skein of each, we’ll send along a pair of Eiffel Tower snips. You’ll have a set for a perfectly Parisian project!

The inspiration for one of our most popular colorways, Rainy Days, is pretty self explanatory. When you purchase two skeins in this colorway on any base we’ll send along a pair of Big Ben snips since London gets more than their fair share of drizzle. Mr. McMullin proposed on a long walk in the rain, so rainy days always give me a reason to smile (and an excuse to stay inside and knit)!

This special offer lasts as long as the current dyed up stock does. But if you miss out, we’ll have plenty of extra snips for sale in the shop. Come take a peek and find something worthy of your crafting time.

April 4, 2018

Yarn Crawl Trunk Show!

Hello!

Spring is the perfect time for new shawl pins, buttons, trunk shows and Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl! Porterness Studio is having a trunk show at Gather during the LA Yarn crawl April 21 & 22. Meet Jen of Porterness Studio and see new designs that won’t be available on the website until May.

Can’t make it to the LA Yarn Crawl? Here’s a 20% discount customer code so you can be there in spirit.
Code: IndieSpring20

Happy Spring!
Jen

LA Yarn Crawl
April 19-22, 2018
The dedicated entrepreneurs behind 26 of LA’s best local yarn stores are hard at work planning a long weekend to remember. The route is not for the faint of heart! Gather your best yarn friends, dust off your in-car games and favorite tunes, and make your plans to traverse LA’s freeways on a mission to visit every.shop.on.the.passport. This is your challenge. Yarn Crawl is only one weekend a year: Make the most of it!

At each shop you can pick up a pin, opt to purchase a commemorative tote, check out free patterns, enter to win prizes, join in on a trunk show, and enjoy special discounts on gorgeous yarns, patterns, and supplies.
25 yarn stores

Gather April 21 & 22 Trunk show
Downtown Los Angeles in the Last Bookstore
453 S Spring Street, #M1
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Gather DTLA brings yarn and fiber to the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Part of the Historic Core and Gallery Row we’re located on the Mezzanine floor of The Last Bookstore, a 10,000 square foot historic space, originally a bank… now pure feat of the imagination, housing thousands of new and used books, records, artist studios and a growing community of creatives who think outside the box while staying rooted in their shared love of literature.

Gather is focused on sourcing supplies for knitting, crochet and spinning that are local, made in the US, fair-trade, and eco-friendly. You’ll find an urban oasis filled with hand-dyed, organic and unique materials and a community of talented yarnistas and design-a-saurs to help you with your fiber adventure. Whether you’re knitting a hat, looking for unusual art materials for your fiber project, or just trying to learn patience we offer classes, yarn tastings, designer workshops, and curate interesting fiber art from around the world.

March 13, 2018

FiberCrafty is like a 24-hour fiber festival!

You can think of FiberCrafty as an online mall filled with indie owned shops ready to supply the fiber community. You will find yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. FiberCrafty has all the features you expect like filters with terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorite items and shops, a secure checkout process and even a cart jacking prevention system. Shop owners will find an easy to use interface that makes selling online easy.

FiberCrafty is proud to connect indie businesses and fiber enthusiasts and is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. It was made for fiber people by fiber people. Find your next project at fibercrafty.com.

Pictured are examples of items available from the following FiberCrafty shops: The Spun Bunny, The Girl Who Crafted, Psykhe Charms, Cords & Cobwebs, ShariArts and Redhead Fibers.

**Did you see FiberCrafty featured in Vogue Knitting? Check out p. 16 of the Late Winter issue!**

They’re Baaaack! Pattern & Chart Keepers!

We are so excited to announce that we will have our coveted pattern and chart wallets available starting this week! Check back often as we will be adding more soon!

What is a pattern and chart wallet, you ask?

Are you tired of getting your pattern crumpled up in the bottom of your bag? How about having to write all over it AND risk lose your place every time you take a break? Even trying to knit or crochet and read the pattern as it lays flat on the table is a pain. The Slipped Stitch Studios miPattern Wallet is the perfect solution to your pattern problems. The intuitive features of this wallet make it a must have for any serious pattern user.

The miPattern Wallet has a sturdy, fold-over design with an anti-glare vinyl page protector on one side and a unique and fun pattern on the other. A pattern printed on a standard 8.5″x11″ sheet of paper easily slides into the page pocket so you can see the pattern through the vinyl. Fold the wallet closed and snap it shut to take it on the go or fold it the other way and snap it open so it stands up allowing you to read the pattern while you knit.

The single fold design means you only need to turn the wallet once as you knit and the easel extender design means that no matter which side of the pattern you’re working from the miPattern Wallet is always in the right position. The way we designed this wallet allows you to keep more than one pattern stashed inside and at the ready.

March 7, 2018

Tears of Joy for Ewe

Hello!

New shawl pin designs now available on our website some with pearl embellishments. If you’re like me, a shawl pin is a nice way to offset your yarn addiction. Shawl pins also make a nice gift for friends who have the same yarn affliction.

If you’re in Southern California, Porterness Studio will be having two trunk shows this month and one in April.

March 10, 2018
Hands On Knitting Center, Redlands, CA

March 31, 2018
Make One, La Vern, CA

April 21 & 22, 2018
Gather LA, Downtown Los Angeles
During the LA Yarn Crawl!

If you can’t make it to one of our trunk shows, follow us on Instagram to be part of the fun!

Take care
Jen of Porterness Studio

Spring in your Step!!

Stripe sock yarn… inspiration for my stripes is thinking about spring coming and thinking about it not getting here fast enough. As I am writing this there is a Noreaster storm hitting us and leaving us with a foot of snow! I am dreamimg of spring and the beautiful colors it brings us. As winter is winding down it is great to think about all the things spring brings. The Daffodills, Tulips, and Hyacinth will soon be coming up and everyone will be ready to get back out side in the fresh air.

I have been dyeing all kinds of fabulous fibers this winter and producing some new colors for customized Fades for customers. Also started making stripe Sock with the help from my math guru Husband. So much fun with color. Wish I could knit faster to create more colorful FOs!

Since I only sell at shows and to LYS you will only see all of my colorways and fibers at those locations. Check out my show & LYS locations on my website under the news and events page. If you own a shop and would like access contact me and I will provide you with a access code.

Show to start off the Fiber Season: Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase in Clermont, N.Y., on April 21st.

Blue skies, warm sunshine and birds singing…. I hope everyone had a wonderful winter and now…. On to spring!!!


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