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.

August 9, 2019

New at BeesyBee Fibers

  • Skeins of plum and orange variegated yarn

Hello there! It has been a while since I updated my shop with hand-dyed yarn. As you can imagine, I’m very excited about this update. Maybe because we are at the end of summer, and I felt the need of starting a new knitting project, but I didn’t want to start another Fall season without offering hand-dyed yarn in the shop.
Patricia

Storewide sale

Here at Eternity Ranch Knits it is time to do some summer (spring) cleaning to make room for new skeins going into the upcoming Christmas season. What better way to celebrate than a Christmas in July sale. Starting Wednesday, July 24th until Wednesday, July 31st use coupon code CHRISTMASINJULY for 25% off any purchase. If you spend over $35 you also get free shipping. Why not grab a full year of Disney Princesses or Gone With the Wind with this discount? See you there!!

July 16, 2019

Holiday Kits

  • Game of Thrones Advent 2019

Inner Yarn Zan will be offering advent calendars again this year, with your choice of Outlander or Game of Thrones themes. We have also added a Hanukkah option that will give you the same beautiful minis packaged for eight days. As always, there will be a themed project bag to hold your daily gifts, as well as other surprises sprinkled throughout.

Advent calendars include 24 x 20g and 1 x 100g beautifully hand-dyed skeins of 4 ply Merino/nylon sock yarn. These gorgeous kits are available for preorder and will be shipped 11/15/19 for your holiday enjoyment. Winter is coming!

June 18, 2019

Dye your own yarn fade workshop

Take your yarn dyeing skills to the next level with this fun yarn dyeing class. Learn to create your very own custom yarn fade at this hands-on workshop being held Sunday, June 23 in Brooklyn, New York.

Each student will take home three 20g mini skeins and six 50g skeins of Merino/nylon sock yarn dyed by themselves.

Learn the basics of dyeing yarn, to create various effects like a hand-painted look, a variegated solid and everyone’s favorite: speckles.

All materials, tools and yarn needed for the workshop will be provided.

June 12, 2019

Online Indigo Workshop!

Register to participate in our Online Indigo Workshop, from wherever you are in the world, with the ability to ask questions during our live class session and also watch the recorded version of the class at your own pace after the live class session is over!

Pause when you need, fast forward when you need, ask questions in the comments if you aren’t able to watch it live! We want this to be a fun, lifelong learning and community-building event for everyone that chooses to participate.

In this online workshop, you’ll be learning:

-How to make indigo stock
-How to begin your first indigo vat
-How to dye fibers (wool, cotton and possibly silk) in your indigo vat
-How to troubleshoot with your vat

June 29th, 2019 at 11 a.m. CDT (6 p.m. in CEST/Sunday June 23rd, 4 a.m. KST and JST)

Nutmeg will be live streaming the class beginning at the time listed above for those that are registered! The class will be approximately 1 1/2 hours long, with time built in to answer questions from those of you that have them!

As we live stream, you’ll be able to pause when needed to follow along at your own pace. But also, the recorded version of our live class will be available shortly after the livestream ends for any of you that registered!

This means that if our CDT time zone isn’t convenient, you can still watch it anytime, anywhere and learn at your own pace! You will receive an non-expiring link to our class session to keep as a resource for you whenever you need it!

Class fee is $15 for individuals and $50 for group registration.

For full details or to register for this online workshop event, please visit our website!

xo
Nutmeg

June Knitting Season is Here!

  • A woman wears a pink and grey cropped sweater with an orange skirt.

Happy June from Pancake and Lulu Yarn, aka PLY! I love changing seasons and for us here on this half of the planet, summer has just about arrived.

For me knitting is always in season, and with summer, I feel like a fresh start is in order, so I am in a casting-on frenzy at the moment. This is due to finishing three sweaters in the last week! Here I am showing off my Soldotna Crop. It seemed like this was literally a “must knit” this spring, didn’t it? I have had some requests for kits, so they are coming to my shop soon.

Another little finished object is my Tincture Hat. I knit this up in three days as part of Andrea Mowry’s Memorial Day Shift-Along Challenge. It was a lot of fun participating in this tradition for the first time and I am very pleased with this quick knit. I will soon be stocking kits for this project as well.

Check out the delightful Yellow Owl Stitch Markers and Abacus Bracelets available in my shop. The glass beads are adorable as well as functional and totally snag-free!

Jade is my favorite new semi-solid color in my shop, available on any of my 18 full skein or five mini bases and Merino fiber for spinning or felting. It is a cool and refreshing green and perfect for colorwork and would make a pretty summer tee.

I want to thank all of you who have signed up for my 2019 Advent Mini Calendars. I have been blown away by all the early sign ups. There are still some pre-order slots available in my shop!

New June projects for me include another Caitlin Hunter pattern, Sipila, shown here with Navy as the main color and a one-of-a-kind sparkly club colorway as the contrasting color — join my yarn club for these exclusives! Other cast-ons: a Cocoknits shell top called Gretel and the new Ochre Cardigan by Ambah O’Brien. Follow along on my Instagram for daily updates on my projects kits and yarns. Enjoy the new season of knitting!

xo, Aimee at PLYarn

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