August 4, 2022

The natural beauty of wool

  • Two ivory and two grey skeins of yarn.
  • Two ivory skeins of yarn on a grey background.
  • Two light grey skeins of yarn on a darker grey background.

Today I have for you not one, but two new yarns on my website.

Both are 100% wool and undyed to showcase the variety and beauty of different wool breeds.

The off-white/ivory yarn you can see in the pictures is Undyed Romney. It is about DK weight with 156m (170 yards) on 120g (4.2oz).

The light grey yarn is Casper, named after the sheep who donated the wool. These skeins are also 120g (4.2oz), but come in two different yarn weights (and yardage). And the special thing about this yarn: It can earn you an official Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em sticker!

As always, I purchased the raw fleeces and then processed and spun them myself. So lots of my love and passion for fiber crafts went into these skeins!

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Enjoy your crafts!

July 7, 2022

New food for your spinning wheel or spindle!

  • A braid of green wool tied into a bundle.
  • A braid of green wool arranged in a spiral.
  • Four braids of green wool, each tied into a bundle.

Happy July!

July is Tour de Fleece month and I hope you are all happily spinning away! If you need more fiber to spin during the tour, or to refill your stash for after, I have a little something for you: Forest, my newest fiber braid in fun shades of green, inspired by a walk in the forest!

Here are the details of Forest:

– 57g (2oz)
– 100% wool (Romney)
– $11 per braid

As always, I purchased the raw fleece and then processed and dyed it by hand. So lots of my love and passion for fiber crafts went into these braids!

You can find Forest, as well as other fiber and also some yarn, on my website.

And if you want to be among the first to get notified about new updates AND receive exclusive discounts, including free shipping, consider becoming a fiber pack member by subscribing to my (free) monthly newsletter here.

June 23, 2022

Fiberdog Fibers is now a Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em provider!

  • A braid of grey wool roving gathered by a thin black ribbon.
  • A braid of grey wool roving in the sun.
  • A braid of grey wool roving gathered in a spiral.
  • An unwashed grey fleece of a sheep.

Today I am proud to announce that I am now an official fiber provider for the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em initiative of The Livestock Conservancy (for more information go to rarewool.org)!

As you might already know, this initiative is an effort to get endangered breeds back into the minds and hands of fiber artists and I personally think it is a wonderful way to experience how different the wool of different sheep actually is.

So being a small part of this makes me very proud!

I currently offer Casper, a naturally-colored CVM/Romeldale roving, but I plan to add yarn as well as dyed versions of both roving and yarn in the future.

There is an option in the product listing for SE2SE participation, just make sure you also buy at least 4oz to qualify for your passport sticker!

As all of my products, I have created these roving braids from the raw fleece by hand, meaning I bought a fleece here in the US, washed it, picked it and carded it. You can certainly not say there is a lack of passion in my products for you!

One of the pictures above also shows the fleece itself and if you are curious about the sheep, her shepherd gave me a picture to use in the product listing.

April 7, 2022

A burst of colors has arrived!

  • Three skeins of yarn in a mix of orange, pink, red and blue colors.
  • A single skein of yarn in orange, pink, red and blue on a grey background surrounded by a weaving, a knitting and a crochet sample.
  • A single skein of yarn in orange, pink, red and blue on a grey background.
  • A braid of salmon colored wool fiber.

Happy April!

I hope you have been able to start the month without falling victim to too many jokes and pranks. Personally I only fell for one — by my husband and our dear dog Hestia (yes, she helped him and I can’t even be mad because she was a good girl and did exactly as he had told her).

But back to fibery things!

Today I have both a new yarn and also some fibers for you. As always I started with the raw fleece and then washed, combed, spun and dyed everything myself.

Let’s start with the yarn Sunset Sky!
All the pretty colors in the evening sky are what inspired me to dye this colorway. Blue, orange, pink — this yarn has it all and in so many different tones and shades. It is a joyful burst of color for all those spring days that might be too rainy to truly enjoy time outdoors.

Here are the details of the yarn:
– 277m (303 yards)
– 120g (4.2oz)
– Weight: Sport (17 WPI), category 2 (fine)
– 100% wool (Corriedale)
– $37.50 per skein

Unlike the new yarn, the new fiber braid is carded (but both are made from the same fleece). It is the result of using a dye bath that didn’t exhaust completely and such a lovely salmon color! It is every so slightly textured, meaning it will give your yarn some extra character, without drifting off too far into the art yarn area (though you can of course still use it to make art yarn as well).

Here are the details of Salmon:
– 55g (1.9oz)
– 100% wool (Corriedale)
– $10 per braid

You can find both Sunset Sky and Salmon on my website.

And if you want to be among the first to get notified about new updates AND receive exclusive discounts (including free shipping), consider becoming a fiber pack member by subscribing to my (free) monthly newsletter here.

Enjoy your crafts!
Nat

March 3, 2022

March update at Fiberdog Fibers!

  • A full skein in pink, yellow and white pastel shades together with a more intense mini skein on a grey background and a purple text reading "Bonfire in a Spring Garden."
  • A set of four pictures showing the transition from raw locks to combed to to spun yarn to hand-dyed yarn.
  • A mostly black skein of yarn with purple spots on a grey background.
  • A mostly black skein of yarn with purple spots on a grey background. Around the skein are a small crochet sample, a small woven sample and a knit hat.

Happy March!

For this month’s update I am happy to be able to present two new yarns to you:
“Purple Clouds” and “Bonfire in a Spring Garden”

As always, I started with the raw fleece and then washed, combed, spun and dyed everything myself.

Let’s start with “Bonfire in a Spring Garden!”

I created this because I am really getting into a spring mood recently. Unfortunately,  all those pretty spring flowers are not up yet, so I decided to create a yarn inspired by their beauty instead.

Here are the details of the set:
– main skein: 255m (278 yards) and 100g (3.5 oz); mini skein: 48m (52 yards) and 17g (0.6 oz)
– Weight: Sport (17 WPI), category 2 (fine)
– 100% wool (Corriedale)
– $35 per set

The second yarn is “Purple Stars” and part of a bigger collection. Slowly working on the rainbow!

Here are the details of “Purple Stars”:
– 276m (301 yards)
– 110g (3.8oz)
– Weight: Sport (16 WPI), category 2 (fine)
– 100% wool (Corriedale)
– $35 per skein

You can find both “Purple Stars” and “Bonfire in a Spring Garden” on my website.

And if you want to be among the first to get notified about new updates AND receive exclusive discounts (including free shipping), consider becoming a fiber pack member by subscribing to my monthly newsletter here.

February 3, 2022

Two new yarn colorways at Fiberdog Fibers!

  • A set of four pictures showing the transformation from raw white locks of wool to a washed cloud of fiber to an un-dyed skein of yarn and finally two skeins of yarn dyed red and black.
  • A skein of black yarn with red sequences.
  • A skein of black yarn with orange sequences.
  • A braid of purple and white fiber, placed in the form of a wheel.

Happy February!

In this month’s update at Fiberdog Fibers (coming to you on Friday, February 4th 2022 at 12 a.m. Eastern) I am very pleased to introduce two new yarn colorways: Red Stars and Orange Stars. They are both made from the same Corriedale fleece that I washed, combed, spun and dyed myself. One of the pictures shows the various steps the wool went through in my hands.

Here are the details of the yarn:

– 270 – 290m (295 – 317 yards)
– 105g (3.7oz)
– Weight: Sport (17 WPI), category 2 (light)
– 100% wool (Corriedale)
– $35 per skein

In addition to these two exciting new colorways, I’ve also restocked some fiber for spinning: Purple Clouds is back! It is made from the same fleece as the yarn above, but has been carded, not combed and blended with a bit of rayon (bamboo).

Enjoy your crafts!

January 7, 2022

Out with the old, in with the new!

Happy first Friday of the year!

I hope you had a lovely first week and already got to plan or even start a new crafting project!

Personally I am working on a wonderful Corriedale fleece that I wash, pick, comb/card, dye and spin for the shop (I sell hand-dyed and handspun yarns as well as hand-dyed fibers).

I started the new year in the spirit of “out with the old, in with the new!”

This means there is a clearance sale going on at Fiberdog Fibers. I have a special clearance section that will take you to all the products that are currently on sale. It is a LOT of them, so make sure to check it out!

For the new part, I’ve just added new fibers for spinning to the shop. They are called Purple Clouds and you can see them in the picture. They are a wool (Corriedale)/bamboo blend and so soft. I basically want to pet them every time I walk past them.

All my products are made with love by me for you, my fellow fiber crafty people.

Enjoy your crafts!

November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving Sale!

  • Skeins of purple and pink yarn.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all of you got to spend some wonderful time with your most loved people/animals.

I am very thankful for so many things in my life. One of them is being able to have my very own fiber craft business with Fiberdog Fibers.
Of course this wouldn’t be possible without wonderful supportive crafty people like you and so I decided to express my thanks with a sale:

Through this coming Sunday, everything on my website is 10% off. You don’t need any code or special secrets. Simply shop and the discount will be applied on checkout.

The pictures added to this post feature this month’s new additions to the shop. You can find them easily under the new/back section on my website.

As always, I work from the raw fleece and all my yarns and fibers have been washed, picked, carded, dyed and spun (only the yarn obviously 😉 ) by me personally. By doing this I hope to bring a little bit of my passion and joy for anything fiber related into your crafty life.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend,
Nat

September 15, 2021

Celebrating naturally colored wool

  • A skein of yarn and braid of fiber in golden beige.

Hello fellow fiber crafters!

We all know and love the bright colors that can be achieved by dyeing white fibers. However, sheep (and other fiber animals) come in a variety colors! And if you follow me at all, you know that I love to work with non-white fleeces!

So in today’s post I will be celebrating some of my products (both handspun yarn and fibers) that use non-white fleeces!

The two group pictures of multiple colorways actually used two different fleeces: the darker one is from a mostly black/dark gray Romeldale/CVM fleece, while the more colorful one is from a light brown Romney fleece.

As always I washed, picked, carded, dyed and spun everything myself and I just love how the natural color of the wool enhances the dye. It is just so much fun to work with!

And sometimes I don’t even dye the wool at all and just let the natural color be the star of the show!

So if you want to check out my yarns and fibers, make sure to visit my website!

And while you are there:
At the top right corner you will find a button to become a fiber pack member (= a subscriber to my newsletter).
Being a fiber pack member comes with some great advantages: not only will you get notified about shop updates and get fiber craft related links to fun patterns and articles, you will also receive monthly discount codes!
And the September one is a huge 20% off!

So become a fiber pack member, snatch that discount and then shop to your heart’s content!

As always, enjoy your crafts,
Nat

July 1, 2021

Big Independence Day sale this weekend!

  • A gradient of purple yarn.

Hi!

If you have been curious about trying out my yarns and fibers, but want to spend as little money as possible on your first buy (don’t we all 😉 ), I might have the solution for you:

This weekend (Friday July 2nd to Sunday July 4th) there will be a big Independence Day Sale!

All you need to do is shop on my website and you’ll automatically receive these discounts on checkout:
orders over $100 will get 20% off
orders over $50 will get 15% off
all other orders will get 10% off

In case you don’t know me yet:
Hi, I’m Nat and I create spinning fibers and yarn from the raw fleece.
This means I buy raw fleeces that I then wash, pick, card, dye and spin for you.
My loyal mascot and canine supervisor Fiberdog Hestia is the inspiration for the company name and is there for all the steps of my creation process (and quite often appears on my social media). Unfortunately this also means that I do not recommend buying from me if you are allergic to dogs.

Shipping in the U.S. is free, as always.

However, if you are outside the U.S. and would like to order, please contact me through email, so we can figure out how to make that possible for you.

I hope to see you on my website soon and as always: enjoy your crafts!