October 17, 2018

Shop updates for Fall

New in the Western Sky Knits shop, I have some mohair/silk 1-ply lace weight skeins.

My skeins have 458 yards/419 meters to 50 grams. You probably know mohair yarn for the beautiful halo it creates on fabric. If you’ve picked up a fuzzy store-bought sweater that feels light as a cloud, chances are you’ve picked up a mohair or mohair blend garment.

Mohair comes from the Angora goat, and keeps you warm in cold temperatures, and wicks away moisture to keep you cool in the summer. The silk in this blend gives the yarn a bit of a sheen, and adds strength. All of these properties make it a great carry along yarn for many projects.

If you want to make something truly indulgent, try carrying along a strand of mohair with your yarn the next time you make socks or a hat! The mohair strand is thin and light, and won’t change your knitting guage, and will feel indulgent and warm next to the skin. The silk acts like nylon, creating a stronger, harder-wearing fabric.

Just added today, is a new single-ply DK-weight yarn. It is 100% Superwash Merino, and the dyes have a lovely bright quality on this base. Shown here in Mother Lode and Iris.

It’s been awhile since I’ve been active on the Indie Untangled blog and I’d like to reintroduce myself. Western Sky Knits is my small indie-owned yarn and fiber dyeing business. I live and work on a cattle ranch in Montana with 1,500 head of cattle, my husband and our three boys. I also knit, spin, and serve on the local education board. The winters are cold and harsh here. I’m just a California girl trying to stay warm in Montana!

Kim

October 11, 2018

Harry Potter Inspired Advent Calendars Available

I am making a limited number of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar.

So what will be in these? Each pack will be 12 small packages, one larger package and a couple smaller, non-fiber surprises. Each of the smaller packages will have a different “flavor” Bertie Botts inside. You will receive approximately 2 oz. of botts and approximately 3 oz. of custom blend roving for a total of 5 oz. of fiber. This batch of botts will all have Romeldale/CVM wool from my farm and Angelina (sparkle), plus some other luxury fibers. The additional luxury fiber will vary from “flavor” to “flavor” and may include crossbred wool from my farm, bamboo, sari silk, Merino wool, Corriedale wool or Shetland wool.

I am shooting for 12 distinct “flavors,” a different “flavor” for each day. The larger package will be 3 oz. of small batch, custom blend roving inspired by the world of Harry Potter. The roving will contain Romeldale/CVM wool from my farm and Angelina along with luxury add-ins.

See the Etsy shop for complete details.

September 30, 2018

Heather’s Yarn Barn SPOOKTACULAR EVENT!

Heather’s Yarn Barn SPOOKTACULAR EVENT is starting tonight at midnight!

Join the fun with scavenger hunts to receive a special Halloween discount on your purchase.

And trick or treating the last week of October to receive FREE knitting and/or crocheting accessories and yarn with your order. Just like going door to door everyone will get something different!

For more information please go to my website and on the homepage you’ll see where to click.

🦇 Happy Halloween 🦇

Check out the photo of my newest crochet project! Using my The Shape – Michael Myers themed yarn. I made a bobble stitch beanie!

August 15, 2018

Heather’s Yarn Barn in your LYS

Hello and welcome to Heather’s Yarn Barn!

I’m happy to announce that I am now offering my yarns at wholesale! If you’d like to see them at your LYS, please let the owner of your local shop know about us!

I have also added my first fall collection, featuring colorways like Flint Corn, Witching Hour, Organic Pumpkin Patch and even a Michael Myers-inspired colorway called The Shape.

At this time I offer sock weight and worsted weight yarn bases!

With every order you receive a FREE gift, which can range from stitch markers to a skein of yarn.

I also offer a free yarn caking service, just send me a message after purchase and I’ll cake your order for you.

I’m starting a new crochet blog; please venture on over and check it out. It’s still a work in progress but will be updated very soon with tutorials, monthly roundups and updates on my yarn shop! www.fallingforcrochet.com

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and share your creations. @heathersyarnbarn

August 5, 2018

Hogsmead Treat Bags Preorder

Hogsmead Treat Bag Preorder

A Halloween Fiber Treat Inspired by the Candy and Sweets of the Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter and fellow Hogwarts students looked forward to the Hogsmead Weekends. Hogsmead Weekends were designated weekends throughout the year when 3rd year and above students with signed consent forms could visit and shop in the nearby village of Hogsmead. A favorite shop was Honeydukes, the candy and sweets shop. Treat bags are limited edition fiber assortments containing a combination of batts, smidgens, and custom blend roving inspired by the candy and sweets in the Harry Potter series.

These treat bags will be similar to the Hogsmead Weekends Fiber Club I have had in the past. However, this is a one time release and while I may revisit inspiration candies used before, the fibers will be all new for this release and not remakes of past colorways.

These are available as a preorder only. Treat Bags will ship the first to mid part of October.

Each Treat Bag will contain an assortment of 6 oz of fiber, plus some extras from the studio. One extra that is already in the works is a special batch of handmade soap. The soap is small batch, cold process, and unscented, but created especially for this Treat Bag.

This fiber assortment will contain wool from my farm with luxury add-ins. The wool from my farm may include Purebred Romeldale/CVM wool, Registered American Gotland wool and/or crossbred wool.

These Treat Bags have Angelina (sparkle). If you would like to order one without sparkle, please message me with that request at the time of your purchase.

Orders close September 20.

Also, during the month of August, use the coupon code “FallSale” for 10% off any purchase in my fibercrafty shop, including the Treat Bag Preorder.

August 3, 2018

Let’s Connect!

Hello and welcome to Heather’s Yarn Barn!

I’m happy to announce my first fall collection, featuring colorways like Flint Corn, Witching Hour, Organic Pumpkin Patch and even a Michael Myers-inspired colorway called The Shape.

At this time I offer sock weight and worsted weight yarn bases!

With every order you receive a FREE gift, which can range from stitch markers to a skein of yarn.

I also offer a free yarn caking service, just send me a message after purchase and I’ll cake your order for you.

I’m starting a new crochet blog; please venture on over and check it out. It’s still a work in progress but will be updated very soon with turtorials, monthly roundups and updates on my yarn shop!

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and share your creations.

Explore over 100 indie yarn and fiber shops

With the changes in the marketplace, plenty of new indie shops have been opening on FiberCrafty. This means lots of gorgeous new listings and product options! Scroll through and just browse or use our filters to search for breed specific yarn or fiber, a yarn weight for that project you have been eyeing or if you just want something in purple.

Posted pictures correspond to the shops listed below!

Pen & Hook is one of our newer shops and has a really unique product line of hand dyed sari silk. It’s available in 12 colors and varying lengths. Just imagine all the unique ways this could be used from adding textured stripes, to a gorgeous statement cowl to wrapping gifts or creating jewelry. Lisa also has beautifully hand-dyed silk yarn listings.

The Spun Bunny shop has a variety of yarn in different fibers (yak, silk, Cashmere and more!) and weights (from lace to worsted), as well as different types of spinning fiber that range in preparations like braids, rolags, and silk brick. Marissa’s love of color really shows!

One of my favorite things about the APLCrafts Handmade shop is that many of the yarns can be used beautifully together. Alicia also offers great suggestions for coordinating yarns in each listing. She doesn’t always repeat her colorways so if you see something you like, don’t wait around.

Sharon mostly has yarn but also offers some fiber in her CabinWool shop as well. She uses a range of yarn bases including corriedale and has some really beautiful variegated options. Check out her beautiful “Kissin Cousins” sets – two coordinating skeins that can be purchased individually as well.

LizaDeeOriginals is another newer shop and each time I see one of her listings for yarn or fiber, it takes my breath away! Bobbie’s dye technique is unique and she also has some true, gradual color gradients.

Jacqui of Lowlander Yarn Studio has just started adding listings to her shop and she offers a luxurious yarn base that is perfect for shawls! It is a blend of BFL, silk and cashmere available in multiple tonal colors, inspired by nature.

This is just a sampling of the shops and products on FiberCrafty! Do you follow us on Instagram? We help you stay in the loop with our newest listings. If you want to hear about sales and coupon codes, let us know!

Shop owners – if you are looking for an easy to use, cost-effective place to host a shop front, take a look at FiberCrafty! We provide a lot of information in our FAQ and it just takes a few minutes to open a shop. Questions? Just hit the Contact Vendor button!

June 28, 2018

Fluffy U Fiber Farm’s Summer Sale

Being a sheep farmer has been a little difficult this year as the weather has refused to cooperate. So if all goes well we will be baling hay this weekend. Which means the sheep will be well fed and happy and producing beautiful fleeces to be made into yummy yarns to knit or crochet projects to your heart’s content. So in honor of hay baling and beautiful summer weather we are having a yarn sale on our website until July 15th with free shipping.

We are excited to be working with our local mill to be adding some new natural yarn blends to our line come September. We will be showcasing them at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival. With the addition of the new yarns we are looking for someone who might be interested in working with us to design a pattern or two to go with our yarns. If anyone has an interest in collaborating please contact us.

After the Rain Sock Kits

Becky of Soprano Knits, Hannah of the Corner of Craft and I have joined forces again to bring you a new sock collaboration. Celebrate the spring season with an easy to memorize ankle boot height sock featuring an addictive lace panel in a gorgeous green yarn and marked by the cutest umbrella progress keeper you have ever seen.

After the Rain Socks Kit
Once Upon a Corgi Handmade:
1 100g skein of Fiddleheads
1 25g mini of Puppy Paws on Marie Cutie Base (75/25 SW Corriedale/nylon)

Corner of Craft:
1 hand-beaded umbrella progress keeper

Soprano Knits:
1 After the Rain sock pattern


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