March 27, 2017

3rd Annual Spring Sale

It’s hard to believe that only 4 years ago I opened my little Etsy shop to start selling my dye overflow projects and that I’ve now transitioned to nearly full-time dyeing. As a thank you to all of those who’ve made it possible for me to keep dyeing, it’s time for my 3rd annual anniversary/spring sale. Use coupon code 17in17 for 17% off all in stock yarn and fiber from April 1st to the 17th.

This Week’s Colourways

We have an exciting shop update to share with the Indie Untangled community this week. Two new colourways – Smokey Aubergine and Quantum – have been added to the Etsy shop! Smokey Aubergine is a mysterious colour, full of foggy notes of pink, purple and grey. Quantum is a futuristic colourway, combining groovy tie dye techniques with striking turquoise, teal and bright white. Both colourways would make a lovely pair of socks or, used in combination with some of our other hand dyed skeins, a soft and luxurious sock yarn shawl. Visit One Hand in the Dyepot Yarns on Etsy to grab these skeins before they’re gone!

Black Wolf Ranch and Fiber

Hello everyone. We are Black Wolf Ranch and Fiber. I just wanted to tell you a little bit about us. We create homegrown yarns that preserve, support and sustain the U.S. ranching lifestyle. We are passionate about Alpaca and domestic textiles and we source our yarns with fiber from the ranch and from local ranchers in our home state of Montana.

Our passion for this lifestyle gives us the inspiration we need to design unique yarns and dye colors to accent the natural colors found in the Alpaca, Merino, Cormo and BFL yarns we create. All yarns are sourced and milled in Montana or the US, all dyeing is done here on the Ranch. Our loyal customer base follows us across the US as we tour fiber festivals. At each show we share our story, our yarns, and photos of our animals and introduce new customers to our luxurious yarns.

We just debuted our new spring colors. Come check them out!

Hand-Dyed Yarns Through Science

Hi! I’m Sarah Hand, the indie dyer behind One Hand in the Dyepot Yarns. I’ve recently set up my shop and wanted to share my dye philosophy with you all. I have a Master of Science degree and I take a very analytical approach to dyeing. In my colour experiments, I keep track of time and temperature, pH and dye dilutions in my very detailed lab book. This attention to detail allows a level of precision and control with my hand-dyes, and encourages my creative side to test out interesting colour combinations and designs. I believe that yarn dyeing – like most crafty pursuits – requires us to engage both our left and right brains, and that striking a balance can produce inspiring results.

February 16, 2017

Final Update – Part 1

I am dividing up my final update into two parts. The first part will be this Friday, February 17th @ 11am CST. This update will be about half of my remaining inventory and will include MCN Worsted, Uptown Sock, Warehouse Sock, a couple of skeins of Angora Lace, and a new base from John Arbon called Polwarth and Silk. Polwarth and Silk is a 2ply fingering weight yarn that is comprised of 80% Polwarth and 20% Silk. It is 437yds (400m) at 100g and will sell for $28. This base has the rustic feel of the Polwarth sheep and the silk adds this lovely sheen. The springiness and drape play lovely with each other. I have knitted Arabella from Brooklyn Tweed in this and love it 🙂

I’ll just add this at the end, that the last update will be made up of MCN Worsted, Silky DK, MCN Sport, the last half of Polwarth and Silk. This will be announced at a later date!

I also want to thank everyone of you who have supported me and other Indie dyers 🙂 YOU are the reason we get to do what we love! I will be seeing you guys on Rav 😉

January 7, 2017

Happy New Year! First Groovy Hues Update Of 2017!

The Groovy Hues Fibers update is officially LIVE! I’m so excited to bring these to you this week – I had so much fun with them! New yarn in tons of different weights, and brand new hand-decorated tape measures.

New colorways this week:
*Rollin’ With My Gnomies – a single-ply DK yarn with a rosy pinkish-red, lime green, blue, and white
*BMX Forever – sock yarn with neon yellow, hot lime green, and highlighter blue with speckles of black
*Just Ducky! – sock yarn with creamy chick yellow with random speckles of day-glo orange and highlighter blue
*Treasure Trove – a textured sock yarn with the perfect burnt orange married with different browns, cream, and sea blue
*The Llama’s Pajamas – a textured sock yarn with hot fuchsia pink with white, deep navy, and silver
*On The Edge – an amazing super-duper-bulky thick’n’thin Peruvian Merino with golds, greens, wheat, browns, cream, and blue
*I’m Just Mauvelous, Dahling! – mauves and rosy dusty pinks with different shades of silver and charcoal

Also, SO, SO much spinning fiber – tons of different combos – merino, BFL, silk, tencel, alpaca… so much!

Everything in the shop is *READY TO SHIP* so you’ll get your squishy bliss faster – enjoy!

December 12, 2016

New yarn and Free US shipping

There is a new yarn base in the Lakes Yarn shop. A decadent blend of 80% Merino and 20% Cashmere has made its way into my dye pots. This fingering weight 4-ply yarn has 437 yards per 100 grams and is soft, soft, soft.

There is also free shipping available on U.S. orders through 12/24 with coupon code FREESHIP16 and $10 off international orders of at least two skeins with coupon code INTSHIP.

November 23, 2016

Holiday Weekend SALE!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us again, and you know what that means: YARN SALE! So, from Friday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Nov. 28, save 20% off of all in-stock items at Cedar Hill Farm Company. This sale includes holiday bags, needle cozies, and already reduced yarns in our Sale section with coupon code BFCM20.

It’s also gift exchange season. I know that I have a few swaps going in my Ravelry groups and I am sure that you do, too. Cedar Hill Farm Company has kitchy cool project keepers, hand-sewn project bags in a variety of sizes, needle cozies for DPNs and circular needles, Chiaogoo Red Lace circular needles, and, of course, some pretty darned gorgeous indie dyed yarns and roving. Take advantage of this weekend’s savings to stock up on everything you’ll need for those special holiday swaps and gift exchanges!