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.

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

October 7, 2019

Bigger and Better!

A kit with blue and gold yarn, a bag stamped with pink flowers and Soak wash.

We just launched our brand new seasonal membership! We now offer a quarterly subscription box made just for yarn lovers. Whether you knit or crochet, this box is perfect for you.

Each season we will send you a box filled to the brim with fantastic yarn finds including:
-Three skeins of hand-dyed yarn (weights vary per season)
-An exclusive knit and crochet pattern included in our PDF mini-mag
-A hand-stamped project bag made in house with stamps we carve ourselves
-Other fun goodies.

PLUS, included with your membership, you not only get to participate in our quarterly make-a-long, but you also get the chance to earn cash by referring your friends, 15% off everything in our shop automatically and double entries in our monthly yarn giveaway.

Each month we are giving away two skeins of hand-dyed yarn to one lucky email subscriber.

Winter boxes are on sale now for a short period of time, so hurry and get yours. These will ship in time for Christmas!

Treat yourself — you deserve it.

*the items in picture are just an example of what you will receive in your box and not the actual items.

September 22, 2019

Are you ready for sweater season?

  • Skeins of golden brown and pale pink yarn.

Fall is my favourite season! All the golden leaves… and sweater season! What is your favourite weight for sweaters? Moondrake Co. is ready for all your sweater needs, just head over to moondrakeco.com or direct message me on Instagram (@moondrakeco) for your orders, I will be more than happy to help with colour choices if you needed help. 🙂

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 31, 2019

New Labor Day Sale!

  • Orange and cream colored yarn

I’m proud to announce Pumpkin and Wool’s 2019 fall collection, with five brand new colorways. Best of all, they’re READY TO SHIP!

With Labor Day around the corner, I’m having a special BOGO sale beginning Friday 8.30.19 and ending 9.2.19.

Sale details – Only valid on 2019 Fall Ready to Ship Collection – buy 1 get 1 50% off.

When you visit my website a pop up will appear with the promo code – but in case you miss it the promo code is LABORDAYBOGO.

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

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