January 24, 2020

DyeSigner Alliance: Session 1, A Different Way to Yarn Club

We’ve already had an amazing response to the first few weeks of Session 1 of the DyeSigner Alliance, but some of you may be wondering how this yarn club works:

Designers receive pay for every single member enrolled, just as they would when people purchase their designs off Ravelry! That means that the more people that enroll, the more benefit the amazing indie designer receives!

Dyers are paid at a much higher consignment rate rather than a wholesale rate for their work…meaning a kit/club event like this has a chance to be much more beneficial project after all their hard work than a traditional wholesale arrangement allows for.

Help Nutmeg Fiber Arts support the continued work of wonderful indie dyers and designers with our DyeSigner Alliance!!! Session 1 registration is open now until February 7th, and will ship out in early April to you!!!! Included in your kit are two skeins of Camellia Fiber Co. yarn, Dawn Henderson’s Original Design and a special gift from Nutmeg Fiber Arts!

For all the details, check out the full page listing below!

xo, Nutmeg

January 14, 2020

Fabulous New Yarn and Kits at VKL NYC

  • A woman models an oversized gray sweater.

I’m thrilled to be exhibiting at Vogue Knitting Live, New York City on Friday through Sunday this weekend. I will be in the same booth as last year, 208 on the Fifth floor right by the entrance with lots of new yarn bases and colors, gorgeous knit kits and Landscape Dye kits.

I have a ton of new products for you this year. I have expanded my in-house hand-dyed yarn line to include Snow City Yarns, alpaca and alpaca blend bases in soft luxurious colors and Au Naturale, extra fine untreated Merino dyed up in ultra saturated colors. The Au Naturale non-Superwash yarn is available in 25g and 50g skeins, perfect for all your colorwork needs. Come and squeeze these new yarns. You won’t believe how soft and luxurious they are.

Along with my in-house yarn line, I also have a lovely selection of hand-dyed Handmaiden/Fleece Artist, ArtYarns and The Buffalo Wool Company yarns. These yarns are made of luxury fibers such as camel down, silk, Cashmere, bison down, extra fine Merino, mohair, suri alpaca, hycuna alpaca and fine linen.

I’m also excited to announce that I am one of two licensed retailers of Landscape Dyes of Australia in the United States. These professional acid dyes are perfect for professionals and hobbyists alike because they are colorfast and as easy to use as Kool-Aid. I have starter kits and undyed yarn in the booth at great prices and would love to talk to you about dyeing yarn.

I have lots of new kits this year designed by the Sweater Sisters team of world class designers including Tiam Safari, Kathryn Folkerth, Susanne Visch, Lynette Meek, K.M. Bedigan, Christy Furlan and myself. All the designs for Sweater Sisters kits are tech edited and test knit for your knitting pleasure.

Hope to see you this weekend!
Selena

January 9, 2020

Introducing: The Wandering Flock

  • Hands hold up pastel skeins of yarn.

After leaving the world of fast fashion, I was determine to start a business that would be committed to sustainability. While becoming an indie dyer was not the immediate solution that came to mind, it was something I soon discovered gave me the outlet of creativity I craved so much that was lost after I stopped working in fashion.

I had always been a knitter, long before I started working in the world of fashion and always had trouble finding yarn in the exact shade I was hoping for, or patterns I was dying to knit. Having always been a product designer, the only natural solution was to just make it. I’ve always enjoyed the process of creating my own unique creations, so I almost exquisitely never knitted with any patterns but my own.

Finally, in the summer of 2019, I took a leap of faith and decided that I would start The Wandering Flock, a knitwear design studio and hand-dyed yarn line. At the same time, I also took a chance and submitted a couple of sweater designs to Pom Pom Quarterly. I never expected to hear back, but miraculously they choose one of my designs for their Winter 2019 issue, and gave me an opportunity to not only showcase my design, but my yarn as well.

While The Wandering Flock has only been around for three months, it has been an incredible journey, from appearing in Pom Pom to working with Indie Untangled and meeting knitters who have FOs knitted in my yarn!

Drawing from my experience in fashion, I approach dyeing with a lot of intention, and focus on the final product your creations. While a skein of yarn is where my process ends, I think about what you will make with it. My hope is to create a line of yarn and classic, yet contemporary, knitwear patterns that will fit into your everyday wardrobe.

I’m excited to announce that I will be presenting my line of yarn and patterns at the upcoming Vogue Knitting Live Marketplace in New York City (Booth 1101-1103). There you’ll get to experience my full line of yarn and see the sweater I designed for Pom Pom.

January 1, 2020

DyeSigner Alliance: Session 1 Open for Registration!!!

Silbia Ro of Camellia Fiber Co. and designer Dawn Henderson.

-Enrollment for Session 1 began January 1, 2020! Limited spaces are available, so be sure to register while you can!
-Session 1 will ship out to you in April, after the dyer and designer have had the time to prepare the lovely items for you all.

A new way to support the yarn makers you love, and the indie designers that make that yarn look even more amazing!

We are excited to begin this new collaboration with Indie Dyers and Designers….the DyeSigner Alliance. When you join us for this tri-annual club, two skeins of the featured dyer’s yarn, alongside a custom pattern created with this yarn in mind, will arrive to your doorstep!

Our first Session features two amazing women in the yarn world right now! Their collaboration with us here at Nutmeg Fiber Arts will ship in April, but you must to register now! Here’s a bit more info about them:

Our dyer is Silbia Ro of Camellia Fiber Co. right here in Nashville! Silbia focuses on a soft palette of colors on truly luxurious yarn bases, that have been thoughtfully sourced and hand dyed. She also sells handspun yarns that are so soft and scrumptious! But, I digress…haha! She’s created something special just for Session 1 of our DyeSigner Alliance for you all to work with!

Our designer is Dawn Henderson who goes by @Dawn.Landix on Ravelry and Instagram, and creates truly amazing, textural knitting designs. She’s working hard right now to create a special pattern just for this club, meant to be used with Silbia’s special colorway. She’s been featured in Taproot Magazine, Fancy Tiger Crafts, and more, and we’re so thrilled to have her join us for Session 1 of our DyeSigner Alliance.

Your Session 1 membership includes:

-Two skeins from featured dyer Silbia Ro in this custom colorway available only during our registration period!
-Printed and PDF Original Pattern from the featured designer Dawn Henderson that utilizes this beautiful yarn
-Indie Dye-Signer Club Sticker
-Special Gift from Nutmeg

There are limited spaces available, so make sure to save your space!

Crystalline Snowdrop MKAL + Prizes!

  • A white flower in snow for the Crystalline Snowdrop mystery knit along

Knit our February 2020 MKAL shawl: Crystalline Snowdrop

Crystalline Snowdrop is a semi-circular shawl featuring a lace and mesh motif and ready to knit in two sizes of one or two skeins of Lunaris from Anzula Luxury Fibers. Crystalline Snowdrop is beautiful in subtle wintry colours or bold hues of celebration!

Post your FO on Instagram with the hashtag #crystallinesnowdropMKAL or in the bunnymuff group on Ravelry to enter to win yarnie goodness! On 7 March we will have a random drawing of FOs with first place winning two skeins of Lunaris and second winning one skein of Lunaris! Winners will be announced on IG so make sure to follow @bunnymuff and @anzulaluxuryfibers.

December 5, 2019

Yarnover Truck Happiness Gradient Yarn Club is Open to New Members!

A cake of blue gradient yarn with patterns.

Join the second half of the Yarnover Truck Happiness Gradient Yarn Club for the final three packages. It’s a great holiday gift for a fiber-loving friend or family member, too!

Our club theme is Happiness and it still includes three packages, plus you’ll have the chance to order some skeins of the first three colors already shared! Each package includes an exclusively hand-dyed gradient colorway from Apple Tree Knits, one new knit pattern and one new crochet pattern, plus some fun extras all tied to the theme.

Get all the details and sign up on our website.

December 5, 2019

Limited Edition Festive Yarn and a Crochet Scarf kit from Janie Crow

  • White yarn speckled with green and red.

I am feeling really creative at the moment and you may have noticed this coming out in my whimsical seasonal yarns. This year I am feeling very festive already and have thrown caution to the wind (I know how to live!) with a new colourway I am calling Festive Fun! It was first released on our new Brimham High Twist sock yarn base, which is a blend of extrafine Merino with nylon in a fingering weight but this sold out really quickly and so I have opened a pre-order for more. This plus two other winter inspired colourways (Winter Lights, and Winter Solstice), and a OOAK Cottage Original batch are available on the website now.

I have also added a little batch of fluffy Festive Fun (Coniston Fingering – our other new yarn, Merino and Mohair!!) and sparkly Festive Fun (Nateby 4ply) will be coming soon. Which leads me nicely on to our next update which will be Nateby 4ply and will take place on Monday 16th December at 8 a.m. (UK time). You can expect Festive Fun plus a combination of variegated colourways and our signature semisolids.

Here at ECY Shedquarters we love sharing the results of collaborations with designers and this week we have an incredibly exciting design to share with you. Jane Crowfoot (you may know her better as Janie Crow) has really captured everything that is great about the Milburn DK palette in the Magic Circles Scarf – when I put together the Milburn palette I had in mind the overall ‘look’ – so to see it crocheted up into such a beautiful design is quite a significant wish fulfilment for me if I’m honest. Hence my gushing about it!

For now this design is only available as a kit including 17 balls of Milburn DK and a printed copy of the pattern which you can get hold of either through our website or Jane’s.

Are you looking for a present for the yarnie in your life but aren’t sure what to get? We can help!! We have gift vouchers available on the website all year round. Or for a more personal touch we offer Gift Selection Help. Simply select the size of gift and give us some details about the recipient (e.g., do they knit/crochet? What colours do they love/ should we avoid? Are they a beginner/more experienced?) and we will put together a parcel especially for them! You can find both items in the Gifts section of the website which can be accessed via the Yarn menu.

With Christmas fast approaching we are already feeling the effects. The most important for our customers is how this affects our order shipping timelines. Please allow a little bit of extra time for delivery during this busy time and take note of the following last order dates to allow adequate time for delivery by Christmas. Orders placed after this probably won’t arrive in time. We won’t be processing orders after the 20th as we’ll be closed for annual leave (as you might imagine!).

UK 1st class Wednesday 18th December
UK 2nd class Monday 16th December
Mainland Europe/EU* Friday 13th December
USA/Canada Wednesday 11th December
Australia/New Zealand/*Eastern Europe
/Sweden/Italy/Greece/Turkey Monday 9th December
Asia/Far and Middle East/Central and
South America /Africa Friday 6th December

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 27, 2019

45% Off For Small Business Saturday Weekend!

Hello all! We’ll be having a big event this weekend! From Friday, November 29th until Monday December 2nd (at midnight) you’ll get 45% off ALL PURCHASES OVER $50 on the website!! We are so excited to get you the yarn you love for this holiday season. We hope you choose to support small this holiday!

xo
Nutmeg

A purple sweater with two skeins of yarn.So many indie dyers. One email.
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