Vivid, Saturated Color!

  • Green, aqua and purple speckled yarn with the words Maelstrom Fiber Arts Barefoot in the Grass.

I love color. I mean, I REALLY LOVE color. A lot. As a small-batch indie dyer, I get my inspiration from the world around me. This summer, my little patio garden where I like to relax in the morning with my coffee is an explosion of blooms. This wonderful place is where I got the inspiration for my latest preorder colorways! “Barefoot in the Grass,” “Bourbon & Lime” and “Luminous” are the latest beauties to come out of my dye pots. Once ordered, they will be ready to ship in around two weeks.

We are also doing a first-time-EVER special October Mystery Gift Box! I have been planning this forever and ever and it has finally materialized! Although I can’t spill ALL the tea, I can tell you that it is a spooky-themed mystery weaving project with a bit of knitting incorporated into it (you must be able to knit in the round to complete the project according to the pattern.) It is super fun to do and will make a STUNNING wall decoration for that big Halloween party!

The kit includes yarn, pattern, accessories, loom frames and extra goodies. Once you open the box you are all ready to go — the only things you will need are your knitting needles, hooks and scissors. It makes a wonderfully unique and fun gift! There are a limited number of kits being produced this year so don’t miss out! The order deadline is September 15, 2020, and boxes start shipping on October 1!

HAPPY HALLOWEAVE!

December 2, 2019

Gift lists complete with the FunHouse Cowl – December’s Pattern of the Month

If you’re looking for a quick, interesting and customizable crochet project, look no further than the FunHouse Cowl!

Create using chunky yarn in different colors, or a long variegation to create a stunning effect, or go for a solid color for a more subtle finish. This cowl, as written, can be worn long, or looped around the neck up to two times, depending on the look and warmth desired.

Automatically discounted to AU$2 (that’s ~US$1.36) when purchased before December 31st on either ReVeDesignCo.com or on Ravelry, and it’s Indie Design Gift-a-Long eligible!

November 16, 2018

New Pattern Releases

Hey all, happy Friday! I have just released a set of new patterns (Inseparable & Ravenhill) and I’m super stoked about them! These were designed with the Christmas season in mind, and a desire to create something that would be quick and fun to knit for that gift-giving time of the year. I don’t know about your home, but ours can get pretty crazy busy, and so to have something really gratifying (instant-gratification, anyone ?) on and off the needles in a few days can be a gift in itself. ????

This is a fun collaboration with Lauren of Lolodidit Yarn and she has put together some awesome kits which can be found on her website.

There is currently a discount on both the pattern and the kits, so hop on over for some eye-candy!

We are also hosting a Tis The Season KAL in the Narrow Path Designs Ravelry group for all the patterns and currently have an introductory discount until Friday, 11/23, no coupon code needed. I hope you like them as much as we do!

Have a great day and I hope something makes you smile today! ????

November 12, 2018

Twelve Days of Christmas Mini Skein Set

I am really excited to bring you this mini-skein set for the Twelve Days of Christmas! It will make a fabulous gift for the yarn lovers in your life, and it would also be a great way to step away from the busy-ness of the wonderful Christmas season and enjoy a little time to crochet or knit for yourself. Sending hints to your loved ones is definitely allowed. ????

Each day starting with Christmas Day, you or the person you give it to will get to unwrap a beautiful little box containing a hand-dyed 20 gram mini skein. The boxes will be numbered for each of the twelve days of Christmas. Each 20-gram mini skein is 87 yards long, and I will be dyeing them as a gradient set of twelve minis in a combination of variegated, speckled, and tonal colorways that are made to be used altogether. The minis are made of squishy soft 100% Superwash Merino, and the whole set of minis will come to 1,044 yards and 240 grams. That is enough for a medium-sized shawl, poncho or cropped sweater.

If you would like to make it even more special, you can choose to add a full-sized 100-gram skein made of my So Silky Sock yarn to give for Christmas Day, and then the minis will last through the Feast of Epiphany on January 6th. If you choose the full-sized skein too, then the whole set will come to 1,481 yards of sock-weight yarn and 340 grams, which is enough for a bigger shawl, poncho, and many full-sized sweaters. The So Silky Sock yarn is an amazingly soft yarn made of 50% silk and 50% Superwash Merino.

This set will work with a lot of different patterns, but I’ll include a list of some great knit and crochet patterns that would work well for both sets.

You can order through the end of November, and then I will be dyeing up all the orders and mailing them out by the 10th of December to make sure they arrive in time for Christmas. Because of the short timeline, I’m afraid I will have to limit these sets to others who live in the U.S.

I will not be using traditional Christmas colors for these. Instead I will be dyeing the minis in a gradient that goes from purples to blues to a soft sea-foam green — colors that will look great all the time.

November 20, 2017

Ready, steady, gifts a go-go!

It’s Giftalong time on Ravelry – but you knew that already, didn’t you? It’s hard to miss the excitement! KALs, games, prizes, non-stop (*really* non-stop) chatter and, oh yes, 25% off thousands of patterns from hundreds of designers… including me.

If you’ve never joined in the GAL before, stop by and see what all the fuss is about! Every year it gets bigger and better. You’ll be sure to get motivated and fill your knitting basket (not to mention your queue) with heaps of inspiring projects. It’s also a great chance to get to know indie designers better, as most of us turn up to chat in the threads, plus there’s a lot of action on social media. I will be posting interviews on my blog regularly, as well as sharing my favourite designs from this year’s bundle (and my makes from past years) on Instagram. (There is of course a GAL Instagram challenge – join in!)

August 29, 2017

Stitch Up Mitts Knit-A-Long

Need a quick weekend project or started looking to start your knitted Christmas gifts? Why not join in the #stitchupmittsKAL in Instagram?

The Stitch Up Mitts pattern can be found as a free download on Ravelry here. They come in child and adult sizes and are knitted in the round with any DK weight Yarn. Finish a pair before September 20, 2017 and post a photo of the finished gloves on instagram tagged with #stitchupmittsKAL and #mymamaknits for a chance to win a prize pack which will include at least 200g of my hand dyed yarns. Two additional entries can be gained by 1. using my yarn in your project and 2. posting the project on Ravelry, linked to the Ravelry pattern page.

February 9, 2015

My Fair Lady February Musical

Having a year-long theme is quite interesting. For February I chose My Fair Lady. The colors go from grey to burgundy, white with black, pink and end in red. This is the transition of Eliza Doolittle, who went from street urchin to lady. This is a self-striping yarn in my “Blessed Fingers” base of 100% SW BFL.
I hope you’ll check it out and the other new yarns in shop as well.

December 26, 2014

Cassandra Christmas Sweater

Cassandra Christmas Sweater modernizes a traditional Christmas sweater with form fitted style and classical stitches. Accenting waist shaping, the Seed/ Moss stitch adorns the sides of the garment. Reaching to place the finishing touch on the Christmas tree reveals the hidden detail on the interior of each sleeve. Final touches of festive elegance appears on the collar detail and the slight puffed sleeve. Perfect for Christmas and every special winter event.