May 10, 2020

DyeSigner Alliance: Session 2! Now Open for Registration!

Skeins of pale purple yarn.

Enrollment is now open for Session 2 of the DyeSigner Alliance!

Our second session again features two amazing women in the yarn world right now! Their collaboration with us here at Nutmeg Fiber Arts will ship in August, but you must register now.

Our indie dyer is Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep! She’s created something special just for Session 2 of our DyeSigner Alliance for you all! Located in the wine-growing region of Napa, CA, Sincere Sheep continues to be inspired and guided by the concept of terroir. Both wool and natural dyes are agricultural products that depend upon and reflect their environment. Factors during the annual growing cycle such as water, grass, weather and stewardship all impact the quality of the wool clip and plant harvest. You will see the effects in the subtle variation of colors and textures of yarn from year to year. All Sincere Sheep yarn and fiber is dyed using color extracted from plants (and periodically from insects). Dyes are responsibly sourced; some dyestuffs are locally gathered leaves and flowers, as well as agricultural and food “waste” that can be used a second time for their dye properties.

Our Indie designer is Julie Robinson who goes by @julieatwork on Ravelry and Instagram, and creates truly amazing, textural knitting designs. This is the second time we’ve worked with Julie, as she was featured in Issue 4 of our NF Magazine! She’s working hard right now to create a special pattern just for this club, meant to be used with Brooke’s special colorway. We are so thrilled to have Julie join us again for Session 2 of our DyeSigner Alliance!

Session 2 will ship out to you in August, after the dyer and designer have had the time to prepare the lovely items for you all.

Our 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 Session 2, you’ll receive your DyeSigner Alliance Kit from us in August! In it will be two skeins of the featured dyer’s yarn, alongside a custom pattern created with this yarn in mind and a small thank you gift from Nutmeg! See our Additional Info for how the DyeSigner Alliance works to benefit everyone involved!

January 24, 2020

DyeSigner Alliance: Session 1, A Different Way to Yarn Club

Dyesigner Alliance promotion.

We’ve already had an amazing response to the first few weeks of Session 1 of the DyeSigner Alliance, but some of you may be wondering how this yarn club works:

Designers receive pay for every single member enrolled, just as they would when people purchase their designs off Ravelry! That means that the more people that enroll, the more benefit the amazing indie designer receives!

Dyers are paid at a much higher consignment rate rather than a wholesale rate for their work…meaning a kit/club event like this has a chance to be much more beneficial project after all their hard work than a traditional wholesale arrangement allows for.

Help Nutmeg Fiber Arts support the continued work of wonderful indie dyers and designers with our DyeSigner Alliance!!! Session 1 registration is open now until February 7th, and will ship out in early April to you!!!! Included in your kit are two skeins of Camellia Fiber Co. yarn, Dawn Henderson’s Original Design and a special gift from Nutmeg Fiber Arts!

For all the details, check out the full page listing below!

xo, Nutmeg

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!

November 27, 2019

45% Off For Small Business Saturday Weekend!

Hello all! We’ll be having a big event this weekend! From Friday, November 29th until Monday December 2nd (at midnight) you’ll get 45% off ALL PURCHASES OVER $50 on the website!! We are so excited to get you the yarn you love for this holiday season. We hope you choose to support small this holiday!

xo
Nutmeg

November 12, 2019

Issue 4 of the Nutmeg Fibers Magazine Launches!!!

  • A beige oversized cardigan

PREORDER YOUR ISSUE NOW AT A SPECIAL PRICE!!!! SHIPPING BEGINS NOVEMBER 25TH FOR THE PRINT VERSION. DIGITAL VERSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING NOVEMBER 15TH!

Issue 4 is nearly here! Launching Friday, NOVEMBER 15th, our first Fall issue of the NF Magazine contains lots of warmth for you to enjoy during this season where the light begins to wane. We used the theme of nesting, and what that might mean to gather together recipes and patterns for you! Featuring 3 Guest Designers, this 4th Issue is full of all kinds of wonderful things to keep you and yours warm during the chilly fall days.

In Issue 4 there are:

4 Knitting Patterns

A pair of slipper boots from Julie Robinson

A cardigan and an oversized pullover, BOTH from designer Maria Leigh

A drapey pullover sweater from Safiyyah Talley

3 Recipes

3 delicious drinks to keep you and yours warm and cozy

Autumn coffee cake recipe for when friends stop by

An Olive Oil Cake that takes only minutes to pull together

October 3, 2019

New Size Options Available!

Hello all! I’ve been working with an amazing tech editor/grader to help me offer even more size options for my first sweater pattern that debuted last spring. It’s available now on Ravelry, with bust size options from 32″ to 60″, with 7″ of positive ease built in to the design of this cropped sweater. From now until October 12th on Ravelry, the Stella Crop Sweater pattern will be $2 off to celebrate!

September 17, 2019

Our new yarn base has launched! Preorder now!

An ombre of 7 hanks of blue yarn on a piece of weathered wood.

About nine months ago, I began to explore possibilities for a cellulose based yarn here at Nutmeg Fiber Arts. From talking with shop owners, knitters, mills and more, I began to go through samples of possible combinations for the perfect addition to our Nutmeg Fibers family of yarn bases. Playing with dye on cellulose fibers for the first time was a big learning curve, and I wanted the final product to be soft and smooth, but not that roughness that 100% cotton can bring. Something that had a little more of something special in it to give a smoothness and lovely drape to the yarn. That’s where the linen came in. After lots of test knitting from myself and my amazing helper Young Mi Park, I settled on these two new beautiful bases: Meadow and Meadow Jr.

Both have a fiber content of 75% U.S. cotton (grown in Virginia on family farms with ethical practices) plus 25% French linen, of the finest quality. Meadow is a larger, 3-ply DK weight, while Meadow Jr. is a bit smaller, 2-ply and sock or sport weight.

I can’t wait to see some beautiful pieces being knit up in these! I’m thinking shawl, I’m thinking held double with our Retreat base… lots of ideas!!! Can’t wait!

And, as a special incentive to those of you on our Nutmeg Fiber Arts mailing list and in our Instagram community, we’re offering a preorder period from tonight at 6 p.m. CST until September 25 at midnight. Preordered skeins will be shipped 2-3 weeks after our order window closes, before the skeins are available to the general public!

We hope that you give a lot of love to this new base! Available in seven stunning colorways.

xo

Nutmeg

July 5, 2019

Paring Down Sale! 40% Off our Hearth Base!

A skein of beige yarn.

We love our Hearth base, and it will always be nearby, but we’ve decided to cut back on this base for now in order to make more room for some lighter weight projects that are in the works! SO! We have an exciting opportunity for all you Aran/Chunky weight lovers to benefit from! From now until July 31st, 2019 at Midnight our Hearth base will be 40% off! We have a lot of beautiful colorways available for you, so be sure to pick quick!

xo
Nutmeg

July 2, 2019

15% OFF Special this week!

15% OFF

FOR THIS FIRST WEEK OF JULY (7/1/19-7/5/19 at midnight) we are offering 15% off all yarn orders over $50.00!

Even though it’s probably super-hot outside, we want to get you your fibers for your upcoming projects! Summer is typically slow-season for Indie Dyers and that’s why some lovely folks have created Indie Dyer month as a way to show love for your favorite yarn companies even in the hot summertime months.

We want to show that we love all our customers also, though, by offering these special deals each week this month! Every Monday, then new Indie Dyer Month special will be announced. It will run through the Friday of that same week. Don’t forget great add-ons like Project Journals or Dye Booklets that can be on hand for last minute presents for makers in your life!

Can’t wait to get you all some lovely things in the mail! Let’s have fun celebrating all the Indie Dyers out there this July!

xo

Nutmeg