June 26, 2021

Our Top Summer Picks!

  • A white t-shirt with a horned sheep that reads Gothfarm Yarn.

The summer heat is here! And while we are big believers in getting ahead on winter knitting in summer months, we get that a worsted, wool yarn can be a bit much!

With that in mind, we put together a list of our favorite summer products. They're perfect for hot days, summer outfits, and poolside projects.

Let me tell you a bit about each one!

1. Gothfarm Yarn Tshirt (S – 2XXL): Made from 100% cotton and screen-printed locally in Austin, Texas, our Gothfarm Yarn tshirts are a perfect way to show your love of indie yarn when out and about. Goes great with BBQs and camping trips.

2. Aten: Our yarn Aten is laceweight and made from 100% undyed Muga silk. The naturally golden silk catches the summer sun, adding a wonderful shine to your finished objects. Try carrying it along with cotton yarn to add a marled effect to your warm-weather knits.

3. Summer Clutch (pattern): This one is for the weavers! The Gothfarm Yarn Summer Clutch is a simple weaving pattern that uses a single skein of our yarn Kaolin on a cotton warp. This elegant clutch is great for casual outings or formal affairs. It's been my go-to bag for summer weddings for years!

4. Veggie Ivory Buttons (set of 4): These buttons are the perfect finishing touch on any handmade garment. The buttons are carved from tagua nuts, a material known as "vegetable ivory" due to its color and durability. You can keep the buttons creamy white or dye them whatever color you like.

5. Gothfarm Yarn tote bag: Use it to carry WIPs and/or beach towels. The tote is made from canvas and screen-printed locally in Austin, Texas.

6. Muskeg: We love summer sock knitting for its portability and ease. Our yarn Muskeg is one of our top sock picks due to its blend of Rambouillet Merino wool and mohair, which give the yarn durability and spring. Like all our yarns, Muskeg is undyed. The beautiful soil brown shade comes directly from the fiber. Looking for a lighter color? Try our yarn Arkose instead. It's the same weight, made from similar materials, and a blushing white hue.

That's it for now! Stay cool & knit/crochet/weave on.

May 19, 2021

Subscriptions and Preorders Open

Preorders are open for the 2021 December Fiber Advents. Two themes to choose from this year. Each advent will include 24 small packages and one large package of fiber for a total of 10 oz of ready to spin or felt fiber, plus a couple non-fiber surprises. Spin, felt or craft your way through December!

Subscriptions are open for the Fiber Club inspired by Star Gate. This club will include 3 releases of fiber and handmade polymer clay buttons. Subscriptions close June 1.

New for 2021 – Spa Day CSA. This non-fiber CSA is an assortment of handmade soaps, moisturizers, and a spa cloth. The soaps and moisturizers are handmade in small batches in the studio and all items are made with no added fragrances. This would be a wonderful treat for yourself or gift for that special person.

See the Wild Hair Studio Etsy shop for full details.

Follow me on Instagram to see my upcoming colorways come to life.

March 25, 2021

Sustainable, Durable, Fashionable: Vegetable Ivory Buttons

  • Ivory buttons scattered over blue fabric.

Buttons add functionality and style to every garment. Our vegetable ivory buttons do that while serving as a sustainable alternative to plastic buttons.

Each button is carved from tagua, a nut known for its resemblance to ivory both in look and feel. The nuts are produced by a type of palm tree native to rainforests in Central and South America and have long been used as an animal friendly substitute for ivory.

We offer two types of vegetable ivory buttons: Solid white and spotted. (The spotting is due to natural color variations found in the raw tagua material.) But if you fancy a different color, vegetable ivory is still a great choice. The tagua nut material is full of microscopic pores and will easily soak up dye.

Our buttons come in a pack of four and vary slightly in shape and size. In general, each one is about the size of a quarter.

Vegetable ivory’s good looks and durability made it a popular button material before plastics. Today, these buttons serve as a unique, environmentally friendly, and eye-catching choice!

Our buttons are made in a tagua workshop in Ecuador that primarily employs young women, allowing them to earn money while staying in school or supporting their families.

March 24, 2021

Join me this Sunday on Facebook Live

  • A photo collage with various stitch markers.

This Sunday at 2:30 p.m. EDT, I will be hosting a Facebook Live event debuting new spring shawl pins, earrings, and stitch markers. See magnetic shawl pins “in action,” learn how our shawl pins can be used as accents on silk scarves, and receive special gifts with purchase!

It’s all happening right here.

Hope to “see” you Sunday!

Free shipping on all U.S. orders over $35.
Reasonable international shipping.

February 22, 2021

Oh So Lovely Hidden Gems

  • A skein of yellow and green yarn next to a printed knitting pattern.

Our Hidden Gems base is a soft and scrumptious blend of 80% Superwash Merino and 20% bamboo fingering weight yarn with 436 yards per 100 gram skein and is one of our top selling yarns. It was featured in the Seed Club from Yarn Garden (Charlotte, MI) in the colorway “Garden Party.” The kit with the “Succulent Spikes” pattern by Lindsay Potter is available on our website with your choice of yarn color and cute little buttons to finish off your beautiful rectangle shawl.

Hidden Gems is an excellent yarn for any fingering weight pattern, especially for cowls and scarves as it is soft and squishy. The bamboo in the yarn lends to a unique coloring as it does not pick up the dye like the merino, giving it softer shades in areas. We have many colors to choose from in our online shop. Feel free to contact us with any inquiries!

February 17, 2021

NEW Magnetic Shawl Pins inspired by the Pantone color of the year for 2021! 

Pantone color of the Year for 2021 is a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of Ultimate Gray + Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.

These one-of-a-kind artist pieces have a depth and colors which must be seen in person to be truly appreciated. They are made from hand cut and forged copper that is then hand painted with alcohol inks and glazed for a high gloss finish. Pictures just don’t do them justice. Each one is signed and numbered. Made by hand in Ohio.

MAB Elements shawl pins are perfect for keeping you shawl in place with style, but also so much more. Wear on your winter coat, sweater, hat, cowl, you name it!

Gift certificates available.

Free shipping on all U.S. orders over $35.

Reasonable international shipping.

November 19, 2020

Beautiful Handcrafted Nature Inspired Shawl Pins, Buttons, and Notion Bowls.

  • Leaves and leaf-shaped metal jewelry.
  • Colored dishes and KNIT pendants in red and white.

I’m a jeweler and obsessive knitter, and I wanted to combine both of my loves. The handcrafted jewelry, stitch markers, shawl pins and notion bowls that I create are inspired by nature and modern forms, and executed in enamel, bronze and precious metals. I work with the fire of the kiln and powdered glass to create unique one of a kind pieces. I spend most of my spring, summer, and fall foraging for plants, leaves, and flowers. Then I create molds to make pins, necklaces, and jewelry with them. It really keeps me grounded to witness the beauty in nature and what the earth can produce with its unique treasures. I’m so humbled by it.

Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival: Tricks and Treats

Join 22 of the best and brightest in the fiber industry for this two-day virtual fiber frolic. We will have vendors presenting everything from fiber and yarn to bags and stitch markers. Each vendor will have a 45-minute slot every hour on the hour to present their company to you. Each vender will be sharing with us some “tricks” of the trade. Whether it is introducing you to the animals that provide fiber or a dyeing demonstration, each hour will have something new and unique to share. Come learn how to wind a skein of yarn into a ball without a swift or ball winder! Watch a pottery demonstration. Come see something set on fire! And as an even more special “treat” the vendors have collaborated with a show color palette with special yarns and products available to coordinate your next project!

The date is this weekend, October 31-November 1 beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern time and running until 9 p.m. both days. We hope to see you there!

September 24, 2020

Fall Series of Facebook LIVE Events

  • A koala and sloth bag with a clear window.

When the weather changes this time of year, the fingers itch to begin a new project — and along with a new project comes a new project bag! Tika Bags has created some new designs with new fabrics to celebrate the beginning of fall and KNITTING SEASON!!!

We will be hosting two Facebook LIVE Events in October to celebrate. Join us October 17 and 18 at 1PM EST to see our new fabrics, new products and a Give-Away! Tune in to find out how to enter the contest!

Shoppers will be able to purchase directly from the LIVE event using Comment Sold, so you can pre-register at tikabags.commentsold.com/account ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss out on the first few goodies.

In addition to our quality crafted project bags, Tika Bags has become known for our unique and cleaver notions. We scour the marketplace to find the bestest and brightest tools that exist. So plan on finding some here during these events. This year we’re offering a Trick or Treat bag with every purchase of $75 or more. Why shouldn’t we adults have some fun and mystery too?
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