September 25, 2020

This club is still fantastic!

I cannot believe that this month I shipped out the sixth installment of my Fantastic Socks club — and guess what? It’s still fantastic! With each colorway I create, I feel as though I’m stepping even more into the Wizarding World. And as I went back through and shared photos of all of the colorways for the year over on my Instagram, I realized just how much I’m enjoying the journey. I would love to have you join me. There’s still a long ways to go before it’s over!

The club is officially called Fantastic Socks: a yarn club inspired by Newt Scamander. It’s a year-long club that began in April featuring colorways that bring Newt’s magical creatures to life. I had to choose only the most interesting and inspiring creatures to include in the club, and it was tough to narrow it down! We’re halfway through the club, and it’s been insanely fun dyeing up so much magic. Every month features a surprise colorway created by yours truly (Annie of Dreamdust Fiber Co.) and will be dyed on fun sock bases that may or may not be in my current line-up OR ever be available in my shop again.

I really hope you’ll come with me on this colorful journey into the magical world of Newt and company!

September 24, 2020

Fall Series of Facebook LIVE Events

  • A koala and sloth bag with a clear window.

When the weather changes this time of year, the fingers itch to begin a new project — and along with a new project comes a new project bag! Tika Bags has created some new designs with new fabrics to celebrate the beginning of fall and KNITTING SEASON!!!

We will be hosting two Facebook LIVE Events in October to celebrate. Join us October 17 and 18 at 1PM EST to see our new fabrics, new products and a Give-Away! Tune in to find out how to enter the contest!

Shoppers will be able to purchase directly from the LIVE event using Comment Sold, so you can pre-register at tikabags.commentsold.com/account ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss out on the first few goodies.

In addition to our quality crafted project bags, Tika Bags has become known for our unique and cleaver notions. We scour the marketplace to find the bestest and brightest tools that exist. So plan on finding some here during these events. This year we’re offering a Trick or Treat bag with every purchase of $75 or more. Why shouldn’t we adults have some fun and mystery too?
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September 23, 2020

Recent Shop Opening

Skeins of hand-dyed yarn.

Hello, I’m Sam, the dyer behind Star Eater Yarns. I just recently opened my online shop. I dye colours that are inspired by the “strange and unusual.” I lean towards a lot of darker colours and more muted ones. I gather inspiration from fantastical themes, spooky things, and macabre occurrences.

The bases I offer are all Superwash wools, from classic Merino, to Polwarth and BFL. I even have a very sparkly base that has Lurex instead of Stellina. All the yarns I use are ethically sourced and come from farms where mulesing is not practiced. The facilities that produce the Superwash wools are all certified to handle and dispose of (or reuse in most cases!) the wastewater properly.

I’m willing to work with customers to make custom orders including different weight yarns from what I currently carry.

I offer free U.S. shipping at $65 and free international at $200.

September 23, 2020

Let’s Trick-or-Treat for Yarn!

  • A ghost in front of an orange yarn ball.

Why should kids have all the fun on Halloween? This year, I wanted to do something fun for grownups too. I’m offering a special Trick-or-Treat Bag so you can trick or treat yo’self.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

You’ll get one full skein of mystery yarn. You can choose the weight you prefer or embrace the fun and let me surprise you. Each skein comes with a fun “Trick-or-Treat” Surprise just from me. Shhh… it’s a secret! I’ll also throw a special prize into every sixth one ordered, so maybe you’ll be one of the lucky recipients! Each Trick-or-Treat Bag is packaged separately, so feel free to add as many as you’d like to your cart. You can get one or two for yourself, one for a friend… whatever you’d like! You could even hedge your bets and order six, so you’ll be guaranteed an extra prize.

Feel free to leave me a note when you check out with a little direction to help me choose your colorway. That adds to the fun on my end, and helps you get something you’re going to LOVE (see the product listing on my website for tips on what to say)! I cannot fulfill requests for specific colorways or guarantee an exact match to your hints, but I’ll definitely do the best I can. You know I want to make you guys happy! I’m so excited to send out some special mystery packages so my customers can feel like kiddos on… well, on Halloween! 🎃

These will be offered while supplies last, and fulfilled in the order they are received. The earlier your order, the better I’ll be able to find the perfect match for you. Trick-or-Treat Bags begin shipping Oct. 1st, so be sure to treat yo’self!

September 23, 2020

Join our Knit-a-Long and Advent Calendar!

  • A woman holds a green and white lacy striped shawl.

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

Time has almost run out to sign up for our studio’s first virtual Knit-a-Long! Sign up by September 30th, 2020 to join us in all of the fun! The pattern we will be doing is the beautiful Waiting for Rain shawl by Sylvia McFadden. We are extremely excited to be able to showcase our new base collection with this gorgeous pattern! The Knit-a-Long will be for the one color pattern, but for those that are up for a challenge, the pattern also comes with modifications to add a second color, more lace, and different cast-offs. We will be listing color combinations to choose from for those who want two colors. This knit-a-long will run from November 1st to December 31st. The Knit-a-Long kit comes with two hand dyed skeins of our signature yarn and an exclusive Knit-a-Long stitch marker set for your project!

During the Knit-a-long, we will host a weekly Knit and Sip via Zoom Wednesday nights from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST, so that you can hang out and chat with other knitters. Break out your favorite tea or drink and join us. You can be a part of the Zoom calls by joining our new Community Group on Facebook. Not only will you finish this knit-a-long with a beautiful new shawl, there will also be giveaways for participants along the way! We are so excited to have you join us. The kits for the knit-a-long will be available for purchase through the end of September in order to give us time to dye before the start date in November.

September 30th, 2020 is also the deadline to purchase our first annual Advent Calendar! These gift boxes will include 24 individually packaged mini skeins to open throughout December and one full skein to open on Christmas. All of the yarn in this calendar is in our signature fingering weight base, Andromeda. There will also be lots of little gifts and surprises in each day’s box as well. This is a perfect gift for yourself or your favorite fiber artist this Christmas. There will be a few “traditional” Christmas-themed skeins, as well as a variety of jewel tones and timeless colors that can be used in a variety of projects!

Not only will we have our yarn Advent calendar this year, we will also have a stitch marker Advent calendar available for the avid collector. You will receive daily presents to open with unique, handmade stitch markers, and on Christmas you will receive one of our new Analog Row Counters. Both the yarn and stitch marker advent calendars will be available for pre-order until September 30th.

You don’t want to miss out on either of these exciting opportunities!

September 22, 2020

Fall Collection Release

  • Yarn in red, brown and gold fall colors.

It’s not just PSL, boots, and sweater season – it’s time for the all-new Fall Collection from Bad Lux Designs!

Spicy and sweet seasonal colors on Fingering and DK weights have just been stocked and are ready to join your cozy Fall creations. This collection was specially dyed to work in a colorful concert no matter which colors are paired together. Each color is also a rich portrait in itself, offering variegation or light speckling depending on your mood. I can’t wait to see what inspiring autumnal creations you have in store for this palette!

September 19, 2020

Special one day sale at Fiberdog Fibers

September 28th is coming up and guess what? It is my wedding anniversary!

I like to spread the joy I feel in my life and crafts so on that day only EVERYTHING in my store will be 20% off! You won’t need any code, the discount should be applied automatically at checkout. Of course if there are any issues, please contact me so I can solve your problem as quickly as possible.

Also, I have restocked “Hot Summer”!
It is available both as yarn and fiber and, like all of my products, is hand-dyed and handspun.

Finally, I’d like to introduce my Ravelry group to you, the Fiberdog Fibers Ravelry Fiber Pack. The goal of this group is to create a community where fiber crazy people like you and me can meet and share our joy. Share projects, help each other when we are stuck somewhere, just generally support each other. I will share updates to the shop there, but you don’t have to be a customer to be part of that group (though I would certainly appreciate it 😉 )

I’m looking forward to sharing my fiber passion with you!

September 18, 2020

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Yarn Collection

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Yarn Collection is here! This collection is inspired by the first Treehouse of Horror’s three tales: Bad Dream House, Hungry are the Damned, and The Raven. These colorways are only available for a limited time. Colorways are available ready to ship on Misfit Sock – a 75/25 Merino/nylon fingering weight yarn. Sport weight is available dyed to order.

September 17, 2020

Meet us at the River’s Edge

  • A pink cabled sweater.

Visit Sew Happy Jane this weekend for a discount on a dyed-to-order selection of DK yarns perfect for knitting the River’s Edge pattern collection by Hanks and Needles.

After a year of dreaming and scheming, Heather Best of Sew Happy Jane and Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles are thrilled to finally share the results of a special collaboration.

Inspired by the quiet banks of a winding river, the River’s Edge Cardigan and Hat patterns echo the flowing life and serene landscape of a river bank. Makenzie’s goal was to balance simplicity and flow to showcase a tonal hand-dyed yarn with this seamless design. The cardigan begins at the collar and winds its way down the back with a flowing cable panel that is easy to work via chart or written instructions. Using an innovative method you’ll work the collar and the body all at the same time and the finished garment will be a classic you’ll reach for over and over.

Not quite ready to commit to a cardigan? The single skein River’s Edge Hat will give you the perfect opportunity to play with cables again or try your hand at them for the first time.

Heather has put together a thoughtful palette of colorways perfect for showcasing the River’s Edge hat and cardigan. The dyed-to-order listing will feature a selection of options at a discounted price on a choice of three DK base yarns. Choose from Delightful DK, Delightful Tweed DK, and the new Dreamy MCN DK. Shown in colorway Electric Raspberry.

The pattern is available on Ravelry, and LoveCrafts for 25% off through the weekend.

LANIVENDOLE’s Advent Calendar

  • A sepia toned ohoto of yarn and leaves.

This is our very first Advent Calendar, we’ve been eager to make one since we started our own yarn production, for many reasons, from celebrating childhood memories to making a very special color collection inspired by winter and Christmastime… but truly in this so troubled and scary year we wanted even more to celebrate and share some sheer joy, and this seems quite the perfect treasure to make and to give.

We’ve had tons of ideas to theme this special event, but at last we thought that yarn had to be the focus, our hand-dyed colors had to tell our story, and a few treats had to be the fun and extra delight. So we worked on a bundle of hand-dyed shades to cheer up winter days, and bless both the snowy skies and cozy fireplaces; we got inspired by the atmosphere of simple bliss and intimate happiness that we feel gathering with our loved ones, just for the sake of staying together and enjoying the moment.

We chose to use A Chic Blend for the yarn base, which is our most iconic perhaps, fluffy and warm on one side, and carrying a quite good yardage to be used in plenty of patterns requiring color playing.

For the treats included, we worked again with the talented Carla of @laboratorioindie to make the cutest stitch markers we’ve ever handled, all molded and engraved by hand, in shiny metal, inspired by the mood that will accompany this whole bundle.

Please make note of a few useful information about the Calendar:

Listings will be visible on our Webshop from September 18, 18.00 h CEST.
Listings will be open until September 30, unless they go sold out before; shipping will be scheduled in early October.
Each box will include 24 mini skeins of 20g – 90m + 1 full skein of 50g – 225m of our A Chic Blend fingering yarn, a blend of Italian Wool, Mohair and Alpaca in hand dyed hues, inspired by this special time of the year, and a set of hand molded stitch markers by Carla of Laboratorio Indie, realized especially for this edition.