September 19, 2020

Special one day sale at Fiberdog Fibers

September 28th is coming up and guess what? It is my wedding anniversary!

I like to spread the joy I feel in my life and crafts so on that day only EVERYTHING in my store will be 20% off! You won’t need any code, the discount should be applied automatically at checkout. Of course if there are any issues, please contact me so I can solve your problem as quickly as possible.

Also, I have restocked “Hot Summer”!
It is available both as yarn and fiber and, like all of my products, is hand-dyed and handspun.

Finally, I’d like to introduce my Ravelry group to you, the Fiberdog Fibers Ravelry Fiber Pack. The goal of this group is to create a community where fiber crazy people like you and me can meet and share our joy. Share projects, help each other when we are stuck somewhere, just generally support each other. I will share updates to the shop there, but you don’t have to be a customer to be part of that group (though I would certainly appreciate it 😉 )

I’m looking forward to sharing my fiber passion with you!

September 15, 2020

First part of my biggest launch ever!!

  • Pink and green speckled yarn.

Hello fellow yarn lovers! 🙂

I’m so happy to announce that I have released my first out of three yarn launches tonight!

This release features
~10 new multicolor tweed colorways
~10 new neutral tweed colorways
85% Superwash Merino, 15% Donegal Nep
2ply yarn
438 yds/100g

~5 mohair colorways
72% Kid Mohair 28% Silk
1ply yarn
459 yds/50g

More colorways and bases coming within the next week!

September 10, 2020

Rhode Love Hat knit pattern

  • A woman models a purple and gray hat on a beach.

Rhody Love Hat is a cozy knitted hat named for the lovely little state of Rhode Island. It gets chilly in the autumn in New England and stays cold until springtime. Whether you are exploring Providence in October or walking on one of the many beautiful beaches in the ocean state in early spring, wearing knitwear is definitely needed in Rhode Island. The designer — that’s me — and my collaboration partner, indie yarn dyer Jill of Jilly and Kiddles, live, work and create in Rhode Island. Rhody Love Hat can be made in any two colorways. Try contrasting colors for exciting pops of color, or mix your favorite two colors for fun stripes. Visit Ravelry for the pattern and for yarn options! This hat is the perfect accessory as we head into fall!

September 4, 2020

Fall in love

  • Yarn on a plaid blanket.

Fall is almost upon us. This means colder weather, warmer knits, and the joy of finally getting to knit sweaters, hats and toques after enduring a crazy hot summer!

After a few months of thinking, we decided that “warmth” had to be at the heart of our fall collection. We wanted to bring warmth to you not only through our (wonderful) wool, but also through colors and what they evoke. Rich browns, soft yellows and deep reds make the base of our collection. We complement these base tones with bright pink mohairs, a dash of orange and a bam of moss green. With those colors, we hope to transmit the essence of what fall is: a beautiful season to pull round and enjoy a slow transition to winter.

We hope you get to enjoy it with lots of love and wool, and do hope to be part of your knitting journey.

August 14, 2020

Shades of Gray at Gothfarm Yarn

  • A closeup of gray rustic yarn.

We love gray at Gothfarm Yarn.

It’s one of the most common fleece colors; sheep, goats and alpacas all come in shades of gray. Since all our yarn is made from undyed, naturally colored fibers, that means a great, gray color palette that we blend to produce some of our most popular yarns.

There’s Gabbro, a mottled, tweedy blend of Jacob Sheep wool and black mohair; Nebelung, a matte-steel blend of carbonized bamboo and Coopworth sheep locks; and Carbonado, a tri-blend yarn with silver gray halo from Gotland sheep fleece. (The yarn’s primary black hue comes from a blend of true black alpaca and East Friesian wool.)

The different fibers give each yarn a different look and feel, so make sure to visit our website for more information on each one. Our mini-skein set, pictured here in the aptly named Grayscale, is also a great way to sample the yarn.

Our gray fibers extend to roving, too. Handspinners, needle felters, weavers and fiber artists: Check out out Jacob Sheep wool roving and Coopworth sheep wool roving to add some great, gray raw materials to your stash.

August 8, 2020

Introducing: Fiberdog Fibers

  • A braid of black and purple fiber and the words Purple Girl.

Hello, fellow crafters! I’m Natalie, the owner of Fiberdog Fibers and I write this to introduce my business to you.

Fiberdog Fibers, based on the east coast of the US, started earlier this year and I sell handdyed fibers as well as handdyed and handspun yarn. I almost exclusively work from raw fleeces that I wash, card, dye and spin myself.

My goal is to spark a little joy in you when you work with my products. Personally I love working with fibers — I spin, knit, crochet and weave — and my fiber crafts have helped me through a very difficult time in my life (major depression and anxiety, with hospitalization and everything). So now that I am feeling better, I aim to provide fibers and yarn that others love to use as much as I loved making them. Our fiber crafts can be a great way to express and even heal ourselves and if I can even play just a tiny role in helping you do that, it absolutely warms my heart.

Another important aspect of Fiberdog Fibers is my mascot and canine supervisor, Fiberdog Hestia. She is a German Shepherd and is there for every part of my “production,” always following me, making sure I do everything right. She also makes sure I take breaks by removing the drive bands from my spinning wheel. If you follow me on Instagram, you will see her now and then.

Some of my colorways are inspired by nature, but most of them are the result of what makes me feel good in the moment. Like I said earlier, I want the fibers and yarn to spark joy and so I go with my gut when dyeing them. I am also very open to letting you inspire me. Have a favorite color/picture and would like to see it in yarn or fiber? Let me know! Maybe your feelings will inspire me and end up in the dyepot. In fact, both the blue and the pink batt on one of the pictures here are inspired by one person.

All that said, I do work on creating more repeatable colorways, so you can also get larger quantities. When in doubt, just ask me about a colorway.

In general, I want you to interact with me! Send me emails, messages, whatever you like to ask questions or just to share a project. I love seeing what you make! Let us inspire and support each other, especially now with the world being a little crazy.

Enjoy your crafts and if you find the time, have a look around at my website!

Greek Gods Yarn Collection

Hello everyone! This is our studio’s first post! We are a brand new yarn-dyeing duo from the Pacific Northwest. We just released our first colorway collection this past week that we would love to share with you. It is the first of a two-part collection based on Greek Gods and Goddesses. We also have coordinating stitch marker sets that match the theme of each colorway.

This is the first of many things to come from our studio and we are so excited to announce our other upcoming projects in the next few months! Keep an eye out for subscription boxes, an Advent calendar, and our next collection!

Take a look at our website for this current collect, one-offs, and many handmade stitch markers.

July 30, 2020

December Advent Calendar Preorders

Spin or felt your way through the first 24 days of December with an Advent Calendar. This year’s theme is the Wizards of Middle Earth (Lord of the Rings inspired).

Each Advent Calendar will be 24 small packages of fiber, one larger package of fiber and a couple non-fiber surprises.

The fiber will be Romeldale/CVM wool from my farm and other luxury fibers. I am including an option to add Angelina/sparkle to your fiber. Total fiber in the package will be 10 oz plus. I envision this fiber release to include sari silk and other luxury fibers that may add slight texture.

Romeldale/CVM sheep are an endangered American Heritage breed. I have been working with this breed for over 10 years and have an established flock. However, my small farm is not self sustaining at this point. Sales from my Etsy shop assist with covering feed and other costs of my small farm.

July 17, 2020

East Bound Shawl Kit

A brown, gray, gold, blue, green and purple shawl with accompanying yarn.

“East Bound” is a new shawl from Michele Costa of 144 Stitches designed special using one skein of out DK Yak/Silk/Merino and 8 of our DK Superwash Merino/nylon minis. It was originally designed for our 12 Days Of Christmas in July Advent Kit. Shawl kits are now available for this gorgeous shawl. There is both a knit and crochet version. Bonus: the pattern is included in the shawl kit! Free shipping with code INDIE.

July 14, 2020

New Sock Kits Available!

  • Skeins of pink speckled yarn with teal mini skeins.

Four new sock kits have hit Pumpkins and Wool!

Neon Polka Dots
Orange Tea and Sweater Weather

Also available in my shop, I have designed a bunch of colorways featuring silver and gold glitter yarn, such as Monster Mash in gold and Mermaid Hair in silver!

Mustn’t forget mini skeins! I have a bunch of colorways to choose from, with or without silver glitter!

I’m currently running a sale: save 10% off, no coupon needed, when you purchase two or more items! Plus FREE domestic shipping when you purchase $35 or more!

Pumpkins and Wool provides SAME DAY SHIPPING so you get your yarn in a timely fashion so you can get started right away on your next project. With numerous 5 star reviews, I’m sure you will be pleased with the quality of service and your order! <3

– Heather, Owner