Our West Coast show schedule is starting to take shape! For those of you in the Pacific Northwest, we will be at Black Sheep Gathering. The show runs from June 23-25 in Eugene, OR. We will be in booth S13. This is the largest show we have done to date and we are really excited about it! Right now we’re building as much new stock as we can, so be on the look out for some fun new prints!
For those of you further south, we will be at the Lambtown Festival in Dixon, CA this October. The show runs the 7th and 8th and should be a lot of fun! The booth will be set up outdoors in the fairgrounds.
Can’t make a show? You can always order online! After Black Sheep we will be offering custom made cases again in a rotating selection of prints so if you don’t see what you want in stock you can have it made for you. We can even modify the base case design to work for your specific collection of needles and tools.
Are you in the Pacific Northwest? If so stop by the Abernethy Spring Fiber Sale on Saturday, March 18th and say hello! This is not only my first show of the year, but my first show on the west coast! I’ll be upstairs in the ball room, with a full selection of cases, totes and patterns. The show runs from 10 to 4.
It may have been quiet here on the website for the last year but a lot has been going on! We’ve relocated back home to California, and finally gotten settled into a new home and work space. There’s not quite as much space in the studio area but we’re adjusting and getting back into production just in time for a few spring fiber shows (more on the exact dates and locations soon!).
The most exciting change is that I am now doing design work for Freia Fibers! A good portion of my new patterns will be done using these beautiful ombre and gradient yarns. I am particularly fond of working with the new shawl balls, a luscious 100% US-merino wool single ply fingering weight yarn in 100 gram put-ups. The yarn is super soft, comes in a broad range of rich, fun colors and has a lovely drape once knit up. It takes blocking beautifully making it ideal for lace patterns and all-year wraps.
Freia Fibers has also just released a new lace yarn made using the same 100% US Merino fibers, and best of all it’s NOT a superwash! For those of you who enjoy lace knitting, you know how hard finding non-superwash yarns can be! This one is particularly nice to work with and ideal for all your heirloom knitting. The stitch definition is beautiful and it takes the usual abuse of my knitting bag (which is not inconsiderable) like a champ without pilling or snapping.
Designing specifically for ombre yarns is a new challenge and one I am enjoying immensely!