February 15, 2019

Start thinking Spring with these cheerful fabrics

The holidays were crazy, and if you live in the northern U.S., you’re probably getting hit with some back to back snow and chilly temperatures as these polar vortexes move through. Never fear! We have some awesome new bags that will bring a pop of spring into your life, and remind you that the cold and snow can’t last forever! We’re gearing up to really expand this year, and as part of that it’s our goal to bring as many unique and fun project bags into your life as possible. This first round was a limited production of each item, but have no fear! I plan to continue rolling these bags through the spring months. Grab one today and start day dreaming about warm days full of camping, wildlife, and bright colors all around.

Plus, don’t miss out on some awesome prices on clearance products. We’ve got a few select prints that we are retiring, available at a deep discount.

February 7, 2019

Friday Shop Update: Knit Happens!

This Friday we bring you Knit Happens from one of our newest favorite indie artists, Cynthia Frenette!

We have a very limited amount of ready to ship items — but will also have the option for preorders, should something sell out!

This is our first release with the NEW medium project bag and we are super excited to show you how much more room there is!

Check our Facebook page for a Facebook Live Friday morning. If you don’t catch it live, it will be up on the page for you to watch later!

Friday is Laura’s Birthday, so feel free to say “Happy Birthday” this weekend!

G’day from Australia

Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill is a boutique spinning mill located in the hinterland of the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia. We pride ourselves on being incredibly sustainable: 95% of our power comes from our solar setup and we wash only using rainwater and a low phosphate detergent, with the waste water keeping our orchard green and healthy. We source all our fibre directly off farmers, most of whom live within one hour of our property/mill. Our yarns have the lowest carbon footprint of any commercially produced yarn in Australia, about 225km from farm to scourer to us (the alpaca travels even less distance, being washed by us on site).

Our yarns are yarns with heart. They are small-batch runs, designed to highlight the amazing work Australia does in growing some of the best fibre in the world. The merino we use is 17.5 microns, making it incredibly soft and luxurious, ideal for next-to-skin projects, or just that lovely cuddle factor. All of our fibre is traceable and every yarn has a story behind it: who grew it, where it was grown and how it was transformed into yarn, ready for you to use and love.

Our business is the true definition of small business. It is just my husband, Nick, and I, Isabel, who do everything from sourcing the fibre, processing the fibre and selling the yarn. Every time someone buys our yarn they become part of our story. To find out more, get in touch and say G’day!

February 1, 2019

Yarn and Project Bags from BaaBerry Farms

You might not know it where you are, but things are hopping in the middle of Nebraska at BaaBerry Farms. Debi, the owner and shepherdess is also the brains behind the shop, which primarily specializes in project bags and hand-dyed yarn.

Debi designs her project bags from a process of creating the ultimate bag. They are unique and highly functional. For example, her Uptown Bags are a medium-large wedge shaped bag that is fully lined and has interior pockets and wrist straps. They are sized generously for medium to larger projects, too! I have one and it quickly became one of my favorite bags. Debi also has an eye for fun and unusual fabrics!

Most of Debi’s yarns are mill spun from her flock and then hand dyed by her. She has also just launched a new line of worsted weight sock kits! Each kit includes a skein of yarn and a coordinating mini. These will make fun house socks! I have been working with her angora merino blend yarn and it is so soft and warm.

FiberCrafty is a marketplace with many more independent shops all specializing in supplying the fiber community. Do you follow us on Instagram? It’s a great way to see what’s new in our shops!

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!

February 1, 2019

Happy Yarn-uary, May It Be Filed with Self Love!

Hello!

We hope you’re keeping warm with yarn on your lap and tea in your cup. It’s cold outside so let us make it 20% warmer in your yarn heart.

Use this 20% code only for Undie Untangled readers.
Code: SelfLove20

Self-love is in the air with Porterenss Studio Shop Updates!

One-of-a-kind Designs:
Sterling Silver Shawl Pin – Hand Carved Eye with Red Coral
In the Round Stitch Marker Necklace
Triangle Stitch Marker Necklace

Back In Stock:
Devine Lines Shawl Pin
Sterling Silver Stockinette Motif Stitch Markers

Coming Soon:
Crochet Hook Necklace

Take care and have a lovely 2019 with your yarn stash!

Heart,
Jen of Porterness

February 1, 2019

Meet the Witherbottoms

Lord Theodore Witherbottom of Rossmore was born to privilege. The standing of his family goes back many generations — more than the average person would even care to know. But, as nobility tends to do, they have every Lord, Lady and little one mapped out from the very beginning. The Witherbottoms’ money comes from transportation, from the earliest wagons to the more technologically forward air machines.

However, young Teddy didn’t find himself enamored with the mode of travel, but rather the history of the places to which he had traveled. As such, he studied archaeology at University instead of engineering. It was while traveling the world, uncovering priceless artifacts from ancient civilizations such as the Onyx Tablet and Sacred Shepherd’s Hook, that he met his true love, Lady Violet. They now live a life of intrigue at Rossmore Estates… but that is a story for another time.

Lord Theodore Witherbottom and his Aeronautical Machinations was the first installment of this fun new collection by Forbidden Fiber Co.! I honestly can’t tell you how I came up with the idea. It started with a collaboration for Stitches West 2018, where I was looking for fun fabric and somehow got it in my head that I wanted steampunk sheep. But I couldn’t find anything fun! So I asked my graphic designer, a dear friend of mine, to help me out! She really knocked it out of the park, and the first sheeppunk bags were made!

And then… somehow, I decided to name them. Because why not? And then… Lord Witherbottom needed a story. So I told it, at Stitches SoCal 2018. And then… his wife needed a story (which will be told at Stitches West 2019.) And each of the 12 (or so) characters will be getting a story, one by one. And, let me tell you, they have woven a web of intrigue so fun, even I can’t wait to find out what they’re getting up to next!

Are you going to Stitches West? If you are, come meet Lady Violet at Booth 636, and learn all about her Teatime Intrigues!

February 1, 2019

Needles, Notions, Gifts and Goodies

Did you know that My Mama Knits offers more than just gorgeous hand dyed yarns? Whether you are shopping for yourself, a good friend or getting to know a new fibre swap partner, you will find something sure to delight in our Needles, Notions, Gifts and Goodies section. There you will find a quirky selection of hand-sewn project bags made especially for us by Amelia X Joy, stitch markers in singles or themed sets, and hand made birch wood Socker’s Rules by Fleece Loved Products.

We also stock a range of HiyaHiya products perfect for the knitter, such as cute animal snips, glitter cable needles and short 9″ circulars in bamboo or steel. Need a birthday or gift card for that special fibre loving friend? We also have a range of stationary featuring luscious photos of knitting in nature and our yarn.

Come and check us out and find something you love.

January 30, 2019

Knit Collage Handmade Yarns

Here at Knit Collage, we create unique yarns to inspire your creativity and to get your needles humming! Most of our yarns are handspun with the exception of our Wildflower yarn that is made from fabric. Some of our yarns are chock full of trims, like flowers and ribbons and others are simply spun into interesting textures with fun colors. Check our our winter yarn favorites and wide ranging selection of patterns to go along with them too!

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