April 1, 2020

New Sock Lines & Shop Update

  • A woman models pink to blue faded socks.

I’d like to introduce a few new sock lines, a new base to the SBY lineup for Spring 2020 and hugely discounted Sailing Sweater Kits! All are available in our next shop update April 5th at noon EDT with new additions to colourways — all prices in Canadian dollars which make shopping in USD a real bargain!

Introducing Deconstructed Fade Sock Sets – the idea for these came to me when I kept looking at prized skeins of yarn that were too pretty to knit with. What if I could take my SBY favourite colourways and have them knit into socks as they appear in the skeins — and to further the idea, take my favourite colourways and fade them into each other in perfectly matched socks? And there you have it – each set is 2x50gm (230yds/ each skein) skeins of 75% Superwash Merino/25% nylon of perfectly matched fades — all you have to do is pick your favourite pattern and knit knit knit.

Second in the new sock line is Sojourn Self-Striping Socks – from 12-24 stripes these socks are fun with long colour runs and unexpected striping patterns. All sets come with a coordinating-but-not-perfectly-matched mini for cuffs, heels and toes to add further dimension to your socks! Sets come with 75% Superwash Merino/25% nylon with 80gm/350yds of stripes and 20gm/90 yds of the mini.

Third in the sock lineup is Sole Mate Self-Striping Socks – these are my favourite pairings of variegated and semi-solids, striping together – all you have to do is knit, no more switching yarns every few rows, darning in ends, or getting your balls all tangled. Soul Mate colourways for our Sole Mate Socks! 75% Superwash Merino/25% nylon, 465yds.

A new base and a quick favourite is the Mariner Mohair Merino Single – so soft, gorgeous halo, and all in one perfect fingering weight single. This yarn has drape, but stability for your favourite sock weight sweaters, the softness and halo of mohair and a sheen as if there was silk in it. 56% Superwash Merino/44% Kid mohair, 100gm/437 yards per skein in a sock/fingering weight. Available now on our website!

I’ve had two shows cancelled this season and wholesale orders delayed and cancelled. As a result, I’ve also loaded my show special to the website for order, now with dyed-to-order options to be included in the update this April 5th at noon EDT – the kits, with gorgeously soft 100% SW Merino, are severely discounted (starting at $62 off the regular price!) and include the Sailing Sweater pattern along with the yarn to make it!

WKNC Yarns is helping to support local yarn shops across America

A wall of yarn.

With plenty of time to dye, my stocks are full and I have added over 150 new colors to my website (more fingering, worsted, & bulky this weekend). Please visit my website and read how with every on-line purchase I will be sending a check to your locally-owned and operated yarn shop.

The fiber community will stick together and will get through this.

Keep those hand busy,
Terri

March 14, 2020

Deep Dyed Yarns

Deep Dyed Yarns is dedicated to bringing you artisanal-dyed, vibrant and wild colors on the best yarn and fibers for your knitting, spinning and fiber craft needs. Deep Dyed Yarns is a one-woman show from the washing to the carding to the dying to the… well, you get the idea.

This year Stephanie is affected by the cancellation of YarnCon. Please consider supporting her through her online shop.

March 12, 2020

Introducing StarKnits

  • A white bag with a blue and green leaf pattern.

I’m an indie bag maker recently from Wisconsin, formerly from Pennsylvania, and I make everything myself.

The project bags I make are to carry around your knitting, crochet and spinning. I have many shapes, including box bags, pyramids, wedges and backpacks. I make a few bags that snap to hang on spinning wheels or looms in order to hold fiber or tools.

All of the bags are designed by me. I search far and wide for fabric and even have some that I print specifically for my business alone. I always have a variety of prints, some of which don’t stay around long. The fabric baskets and rope bowls are excellent to sit beside your wheel or loom to hold fiber or weaving supplies. I also make stitch markers to hold your place in knitting or crochet. I make orifice hooks for your spinning wheel and crochet hooks with fun handles. The crochet hooks are one of a kind as I play with clay and bake them on the hook. I also just recently have started to blend some different wools together to make batts for sale.
I love doing special orders and I’ve worked with other indie dyers to do collaborations of bags and yarn kits. Please feel free to message me to see about your own collaboration or bag made specifically for you. I also have items that I don’t generally sell online, but if you’ve seen them at a show and you’d like them, message me!

StarKnits was scheduled to vend at Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA, March 20-22 and then at YarnCon in Chigago, IL, April 4-5. Both events were canceled due to COVID-19 and I applaud the organizers for being proactive about the health of our community. I’m using my time to take photos and do an update of epic proportions (at least for this one-woman business) starting on the 20th.

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

September 20, 2019

Eighth annual Kings County Fiber Festival in Brooklyn

Advertisement for the 8th annual Kings County Fiber Festival on October 12, 2019.

The Kings County Fiber Festival is an outdoor market for the fiber enthusiast! The setting is the historic Old Stone House of Brooklyn, located in picturesque Park Slope, on Saturday, October 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aside from a variety of indie vendors — including dyers, felters, knitters, crocheters, quilters, spinners and weavers — the event will feature a talk and exhibit by crochet artist Nacinimod Deodee, moderated by textile developer Sahara Briscoe of Super String Theory Design.

We will also be collecting donations of handmade hats for the homeless.

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

August 25, 2019

Hogsmead Treat Bags Preorder

Hogsmead Treat Bags – 2019 Release – A Halloween Fiber Treat Inspired by the Magical Creatures of the Harry Potter Series

Treat bags are limited edition fiber assortments containing a combination of batts, smidgens, and custom blend roving inspired by the magical creatures in the Harry Potter series.

This is a preorder. Treat Bags will ship in October.

Each Treat Bag will contain an assortment of 8 oz. of fiber, plus a non-fiber surprise from the studio.

This fiber assortment will contain wool from my farm with luxury add-ins. Wool from my farm may include purebred Romeldale/CVM, registered American Gotland, and/or crossbred. Purebred Romeldale/CVM sheep are an endangered American Heritage Breed.

Orders close September 15.

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