January 13, 2020

New Year, New Colors

  • Skeins of brown variegated yarn.

Happy New Year! We’re celebrating with lots of gorgeous new colorways! Plus, we’ve dyed up old favorites too.

Monthly subscriptions to our monthly La Societe D’Orsay club have opened up and due to several requests we’ve also opened up a few three-month subscription spots. We’re getting very close to capacity so if you want to join now is the time! January’s packages will ship out next week and our first painting will be Lucie Cousturier’s “Femme Faisant Du Crochet,” of course.

We’re offering IU readers a special 15% discount off everything in the shop with the coupon code: IUNewYear. Code expires January 31st.

We hope the new year holds lots of opportunities for you to create and try new things!

January 11, 2020

Gothic Colorway of the Month signups are open!

Hello all and happy belated New Year! We are ringing in the new decade with lots of new products and ideas that I know you’ll be really excited about.

We are so excited to offer, for the first time, a monthly mystery yarn subscription inspired by all things Gothic!

If you love Victorian Gothic styles, black clothes, hauntings, or have a general love for the darker side of life, then this mystery club is for you!

Here’s how it works:

• You’ll have many customizable options to choose from including base and subscription duration.

• You choose your base! Available bases are:

-Sadie Singles (100% SW Merino no pill, single ply, 400yds)
-Tralala Sock (75/25 SW Merino, nylon, 4 ply, 463yds)
-Ewetopia DK (100% SW Merino, 4 ply, 231yds)

• You can choose between one-month, three—month and 12-month subscriptions. Our 12-month subscription is discounted so that one of your skeins is FREE!

• Your skein will ship on or shortly before the last day of each month via USPS First Class mail.

-Current month (one month) subscription shipping is added at checkout. You will have until the 21st of each month to order your current month’s colorway. After the 21st, you will be added to the next month’s colorway list. (i.e. if you place your order on January 22nd, you will receive February’s colorway).
-The three-month subscription has two months’ domestic shipping included, and one added at checkout. These will also need to be purchased before the 21st of the first month in that series.
-12-month subscription has 11 months of domestic shipping included, and one month’s shipping added at checkout. You will have until the 21st of January to purchase the full year’s subscription.

**International customers will receive an invoice for additional shipping, as these numbers can not be added to individual orders.

This is a mystery subscription club. Colors will only be revealed when you receive them.

January 9, 2020

Vintage Time Hop Collection

  • A bag in yellow and orange floral fabric.

Come on wayyyyyy back to the days of old with us! We have several vintage designs that you are sure to love, including a brand new Sheep design that we are just gaga over! Also, for those of you that love the snark, check out the new Yarn Sock with this collection — it made us giggle!
All items are limited and ready to ship, so shop early! The collection is live at 9 a.m. PST!

Also! Mark your calendar and come by our Facebook page: our 11th year anniversary party is in Huntington Beach, CA, on Saturday, January 25. Join us for door prizes, sales, the Yarnover Truck and more!

January 9, 2020

Introducing: The Wandering Flock

  • Hands hold up pastel skeins of yarn.

After leaving the world of fast fashion, I was determine to start a business that would be committed to sustainability. While becoming an indie dyer was not the immediate solution that came to mind, it was something I soon discovered gave me the outlet of creativity I craved so much that was lost after I stopped working in fashion.

I had always been a knitter, long before I started working in the world of fashion and always had trouble finding yarn in the exact shade I was hoping for, or patterns I was dying to knit. Having always been a product designer, the only natural solution was to just make it. I’ve always enjoyed the process of creating my own unique creations, so I almost exquisitely never knitted with any patterns but my own.

Finally, in the summer of 2019, I took a leap of faith and decided that I would start The Wandering Flock, a knitwear design studio and hand-dyed yarn line. At the same time, I also took a chance and submitted a couple of sweater designs to Pom Pom Quarterly. I never expected to hear back, but miraculously they choose one of my designs for their Winter 2019 issue, and gave me an opportunity to not only showcase my design, but my yarn as well.

While The Wandering Flock has only been around for three months, it has been an incredible journey, from appearing in Pom Pom to working with Indie Untangled and meeting knitters who have FOs knitted in my yarn!

Drawing from my experience in fashion, I approach dyeing with a lot of intention, and focus on the final product your creations. While a skein of yarn is where my process ends, I think about what you will make with it. My hope is to create a line of yarn and classic, yet contemporary, knitwear patterns that will fit into your everyday wardrobe.

I’m excited to announce that I will be presenting my line of yarn and patterns at the upcoming Vogue Knitting Live Marketplace in New York City (Booth 1101-1103). There you’ll get to experience my full line of yarn and see the sweater I designed for Pom Pom.

January 7, 2020

Hanging Out On A Tibetan Cloud in New York!

  • A skein of taupe yarn and a silver necklace.

Happy 2020!

We’re so excited to announce we will be a guest brand at mYak’s Tibetan Fibers booth at Vogue Knitting Live in New York!  It’s the first time we’re attending the event and we hear great things about it.  Come by, say hello, and see our new jewels in person.

Date: Jan 17- 19th, 2020
Location: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, New York 10036
Booth: 1009, 1011, 1013 on the 6th floor

We have an offering of new designs of stitch marker necklaces. Front access to markers, removable markers, and necklaces also design to hold your reading glasses. Check out the Shop Update section of our website to see all the new jewels.

Hope to have you in my vision in 2020 NY!
xo
Jen

January 1, 2020

DyeSigner Alliance: Session 1 Open for Registration!!!

Silbia Ro of Camellia Fiber Co. and designer Dawn Henderson.

-Enrollment for Session 1 began January 1, 2020! Limited spaces are available, so be sure to register while you can!
-Session 1 will ship out to you in April, after the dyer and designer have had the time to prepare the lovely items for you all.

A new way to support the yarn makers you love, and the indie designers that make that yarn look even more amazing!

We are excited to begin this new collaboration with Indie Dyers and Designers….the DyeSigner Alliance. When you join us for this tri-annual club, two skeins of the featured dyer’s yarn, alongside a custom pattern created with this yarn in mind, will arrive to your doorstep!

Our first Session features two amazing women in the yarn world right now! Their collaboration with us here at Nutmeg Fiber Arts will ship in April, but you must to register now! Here’s a bit more info about them:

Our dyer is Silbia Ro of Camellia Fiber Co. right here in Nashville! Silbia focuses on a soft palette of colors on truly luxurious yarn bases, that have been thoughtfully sourced and hand dyed. She also sells handspun yarns that are so soft and scrumptious! But, I digress…haha! She’s created something special just for Session 1 of our DyeSigner Alliance for you all to work with!

Our designer is Dawn Henderson who goes by @Dawn.Landix on Ravelry and Instagram, and creates truly amazing, textural knitting designs. She’s working hard right now to create a special pattern just for this club, meant to be used with Silbia’s special colorway. She’s been featured in Taproot Magazine, Fancy Tiger Crafts, and more, and we’re so thrilled to have her join us for Session 1 of our DyeSigner Alliance.

Your Session 1 membership includes:

-Two skeins from featured dyer Silbia Ro in this custom colorway available only during our registration period!
-Printed and PDF Original Pattern from the featured designer Dawn Henderson that utilizes this beautiful yarn
-Indie Dye-Signer Club Sticker
-Special Gift from Nutmeg

There are limited spaces available, so make sure to save your space!

Crystalline Snowdrop MKAL + Prizes!

  • A white flower in snow for the Crystalline Snowdrop mystery knit along

Knit our February 2020 MKAL shawl: Crystalline Snowdrop

Crystalline Snowdrop is a semi-circular shawl featuring a lace and mesh motif and ready to knit in two sizes of one or two skeins of Lunaris from Anzula Luxury Fibers. Crystalline Snowdrop is beautiful in subtle wintry colours or bold hues of celebration!

Post your FO on Instagram with the hashtag #crystallinesnowdropMKAL or in the bunnymuff group on Ravelry to enter to win yarnie goodness! On 7 March we will have a random drawing of FOs with first place winning two skeins of Lunaris and second winning one skein of Lunaris! Winners will be announced on IG so make sure to follow @bunnymuff and @anzulaluxuryfibers.

Fluttery fashions make your stitches take flight!

  • A dragonfly in amber in a silver shawl pin on a skein of gray yarn.

As this year draws to a close and a new year is about to begin, I wanted to celebrate this change with dragonflies! They are back in beautiful new colors, and are joined by a new floral design. Each Czech glass bead features one of these graceful creatures etched on an orb of crystalline color, appearing to float or fly just above the glow.

Adorn your historical knits in amber, or spread your wings and flutter through a clear blue sky. For a more dramatic look, soar into the sunset or fly across a swirling, stormy sea!

How will you take flight in the new year?

December 19, 2019

Hand dyed yarn to support a stunning new pattern!

  • Skeins of pink wool and mohair yarn.

We have a very special update planned for you on Tuesday 24th December at 10 a.m. UK time. The yarns included are Titus 4ply, our Merino and silk blend, Eldwick Lace, mohair and silk and a small top up of Hayton DK, Merino, Cashmere and nylon. This may seem like a randomly thrown together selection but it is to support a new pattern release which I can’t share just yet, but rest assured it is bound to be popular! There are two options for yarn for this design, either using the Hayton DK on its own OR holding the Titus 4ply double with Eldwick Lace. With that in mind we have come up with a large number of combinations of the Titus 4ply and Eldwick Lace to give you some ideas. Check out our flickr to find the album of the combinations!

On Monday just gone we had a small update of Nateby 4ply and Nateby 4ply mini skeins, some in festive colourways. If you worried that you missed out, don’t worry we still have a great selection left available on the website. Plus we have restocked the Woodbine sweater yarn packs so if you wanted to give that beautiful jumper a go, check out the website.

I should also mention that although we will be accepting orders through the website, we will close on Friday 20th December and not be back until Monday 6th January. We will process orders and start replying to emails following our return in January.

Seasons Greetings to all and we wish you a very Happy New Year! Here’s to a joyful 2020 xxx

A purple sweater with two skeins of yarn.So many indie dyers. One email.
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