July 14, 2020

New Sock Kits Available!

  • Skeins of pink speckled yarn with teal mini skeins.

Four new sock kits have hit Pumpkins and Wool!

Neon Polka Dots
Eucalyptus
Succulent
Orange Tea and Sweater Weather

Also available in my shop, I have designed a bunch of colorways featuring silver and gold glitter yarn, such as Monster Mash in gold and Mermaid Hair in silver!

Mustn’t forget mini skeins! I have a bunch of colorways to choose from, with or without silver glitter!

I’m currently running a sale: save 10% off, no coupon needed, when you purchase two or more items! Plus FREE shipping domestic when you purchase $35 or more!

Pumpkins and Wool provides SAME DAY SHIPPING so you get your yarn in a timely fashion so you can get started right away on your next project. With numerous 5 star reviews, I’m sure you will be pleased with the quality of service and your order! <3

– Heather, Owner

June 27, 2020

Blush & Brown: Meet Arkose and Muskeg

  • A twisted hank of rustic cream-colored yarn.

The last few months have been big for us in terms of new yarns. Last month we debuted Aswan, our golden Muga silk, lace weight yarn (pictured here in the last two images). This month we introduced two more yarns into the mix: Arkose and Muskeg.

Like all our yarns, Arkose and Muskeg are made from blends of undyed, naturally colored fibers. Arkose is a blushing sport-weight yarn — white with just a hint of warmth. This hue comes from blending white Rambouillet Merino and shiny white mohair locks with just a hint of red Huacaya alpaca fleece. The yarn gets its name from Arkose sandstone, a variety of rock known for its range of red tints.

Muskeg is a rich natural brown, DK-weight yarn. It’s made from a mix of amber mohair locks and dark brown Rambouillet Merino wool. The yarn is the color of soil, with a soft feel and full body.

We debuted both Arkose and Muskeg at the Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival earlier this month, a fiber fest where vendors shared their wares entirely on Facebook Live. Announcing a new yarn over Facebook Live was a new experience for us. But it was fun to connect with a whole new audience of fiber enthusiasts! We’re taking part in another fiber fest this weekend, the virtual edition of the Houston Fiber Fest. To make the whole occasion feel a bit more normal, we’re offering free U.S. shipping this entire weekend, June 27-29. There are no coupon codes and no minimums. Just select free shipping at checkout.

We know it’s not the same thing as walking away from a booth with an armful of yarn… but just give it a good squeeze when it shows up in your mailbox. 🙂

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!

June Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival

  • An illustration of a laptop with a blue ball of yarn on the screen advertising the Virtu-wool Fiber Festival.

Bewitched Pigments is proud to sponsor the June Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival being presented on Facebook. We will present 19 other vendors throughout both Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2020 with a new vendor starting a 45-minute live video showcasing their fiber related products with a new presenter beginning on the hour each hour from 10 a.m. EDT until 8 p.m. EDT.

Vendors will present a wide array of products including bare and hand-dyed yarns, yarn bowls and boxes, shawl pins, buttons, bags, stitch markers, patterns and fiber tools!

Bewitched Pigments will be the final presenter rounding everything out with a special announcement at the end of their live video. The Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival is an inclusive and welcoming event and we hope you will all join us throughout the weekend.

May 24, 2020

Shine On! Golden Silk Yarn is in the Online Shop

  • Golden yarn.

I’m pleased to present our latest yarn, Aten. It hit the online shop just last week.

Aten is a golden yarn with a brilliant shine, especially under sunlight.

Like all our yarn and fiber, Aten does not contain any dyes. It’s made from 100% Muga silk, a naturally golden variety of silk.

The raw silk is produced by Muga silkworms, which have been raised by people in the Indian state of Assam for thousands of years. (Learn more on the Fauna section of our website.)

Aten is a lace weight, slightly textured yarn, with noils at some parts. It is dense and feels soft without being slippery – giving it a great drape. Each cone contains about 1.2 oz of yarn, or about 370 yards.

One of the things I like most about Aten is its versatility. You can, of course, break out the tiny lace-knitting needles, but it also works wonderfully as a carry-along yarn, creating a beautiful marled effect. I used the yarn both ways when knitting the Diaphanous Raglan — a cute, cropped sweater with fluttery lace sleeves. (I went full drama with the bell sleeve, but the pattern also offers short-sleeved options!)

The raglan pictured here was made with Aten and our yarn Nebelung, which gets its steel gray color from carbonized bamboo and Coopworth sheep wool.

I can’t wait to see how others use Aten to add a bit of glamour and shine to their fiber art projects!

May 18, 2020

Sock Kits with FREE and FAST shipping!

  • Gray yarn with orange mini skeins.

I have launched my newest Sock Kit collection. Featuring one skein of a 463-yard, super soft Superwash Merino/nylon blend and one mini skein of a 92-yard, super soft Superwash Merino/nylon blend.

Eight new colorways:
Wishing It Were Fall
Vintage
Simply Shabby
English Tea Garden
Garden Party
Bonfire at Mightnigh
Girly Girl
Blueberry Muffin and Java

Get yours before they sell out!

FREE Etsy shipping for orders over $35 or more. Same day shipping! 1- to 5-day fast Priority Mail shipping in the U.S.

Happy knitting/crocheting!

April 30, 2020

’80s Roller Rink Collection now available!

  • Untwisted skeins of neon green yarn.

I have designed six new super funky, neon colorways to bring some fun into our lives during this hard time.

Lights ON! SOLD OUT
Lights Off!
Physical
Quad Skate
Ms. Pacman
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The normal price for my skeins are $22, but I have discounted them to $18 with free U.S. shipping for orders over $40.

Skein Information:
80% Superwash Merino, 20% nylon
3-ply fingering weight
400 yards (366 meters) per 100g

A fiber festival in your living room!

  • A laptop with a ball of yarn advertising the Virtu-wool Fiber Festival.

Come experience a new kind of fiber show, one that comes straight to your house! Introducing the inaugural Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival, a live streaming show featuring 20 vendors from all over the United States. As fiber festivals and shows are canceled due to the pandemic, vendors are looking for new and creative ways to still interact with fiber enthusiasts. This two-day event will run Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT each day. Every hour on the hour, our vendors will be presenting their hand-dyed fibers, yarns, patterns, bags and stitch markers, as well as tips and tricks and demonstrations.

Follow the @virtuwoolfiberfestival on Instagram, then check out the Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival Event Page on Facebook and click Interested so you can stay up to date, and see the new livestreams as they pop up!

April 26, 2020

Meet Gothfarm Yarn: Undyed yarn, natural colors, unique fiber blends

  • Dark gray yarn.

Hi everyone! This is Gothfarm Yarn’s first post on Indie Untangled. We’re a small yarn business based in Austin, Texas. Let me tell you more about us.

1. We don’t use dyes or synthetic fibers.

We embrace the black sheep at Gothfarm — and all the other colors too! All of our yarns are made from blends of naturally-colored fibers. That means the colors you see come directly from the animals or plants that produced it. We love the earthy color palettes the fibers create. Using natural hues also means that you don’t have to worry about colors fading or bleeding.

2. We depend on rare and uncommon sheep breeds — and other animals, too.

Most commercially produced wool is white. To create our yarns, we depend on a wide range of sheep breeds that produce colored fleeces. We also use fiber from other unique fiber fauna, including Angora goats, Huacaya alpacas, and muga silkworms. Check out the Fauna page on our website to learn more!

3. We’re all about texture.

Different fibers have different feels. Each of our yarns has a different texture, as well as color, that relates back to its unique fiber blend. Interested in trying something out? Send us an email for a free sample.

4. We buy fiber from small producers, and work with small mills.

Small farms make what we do possible. They are the drivers of preserving the rare and uncommon breeds that we use in our yarn. We rely on small mills to process our custom blends.

5. We’re more than just yarn.

We have roving, patterns, and cool accessories like vegetable ivory buttons and logo-branded tees. Check out our shop to see it all!

That’s it for now! Check back next month for our next post!

April 11, 2020

Online Launch Party

  • A rainbow of yarn laid out in a circle.

I have been dyeing and selling yarn on Etsy for almost four years, and while it has been a fantastic experience, everyone needs to move on eventually.

I am really excited to announce the launch of the official “The Knitting Artist” online store! All of your favorite colors are still here plus some new tonals and they’re waiting for you at my new website.

Everything is arranged by colorway, allowing you to look at each colorway then pick the base that works best for your needs. Not sure which base that is? I have a link that explains all of the bases I use as well.

Let’s celebrate! Take 15% off through the end of April with code LAUNCH at checkout.
Hop on over and check out all my new site has to offer.

A teal bag with a lining of gray yarn balls and a tan leather strap.So many indie dyers. One email.
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