It's that time again, time for the last show of the year. While it always makes us a little sad, we are really ready for a break from travelling! This year we have had shows in 15 states and gotten to see so many wonderful folks!
We'll start up going to shows again in January, but before we say goodbye to the 2018 show year, you have one more chance to get all the beads, kits, and tools you need.
We'll be at the Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival in West Friendship this coming weekend.
Maryland Alpaca & Fleece Festival
Saturday November 10th 9am to 4pm
Sunday November 11th 9am to 4pm
Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairground Road
West Friendship, Maryland 21794
Of course, we're not coming empty handed! We'll have both of our featured shawl kits, lots of new kits and patterns, brand new square beads, and a ton of new colors in all the beads you've come to love.
Come by and stock up for the winter!
Now that we are one week away from Rhinebeck, let's talk.
First things first, when and where:
New York State Sheep & Wool Festival
Saturday October 20th 9am to 5pm
Sunday October 21st 9am to 4pm
The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
**Our Booth: Building B Space 4**
We will be premiering two new shawls. The first one is a knitted lace shawl by Kristi Holaas called Twisted Leaves. Kristi has reworked this pattern and added beads in both the body and the edging of the shawl. The yarn in the kit is a fingering weight mix of cashmere and merino hand-dyed by June Pryce Fibers Arts. The beads in the body are wonderful Czech size 6 beads and along the edge are Japanese Long Magatamas.
The second one is a crochet shawl created for us by Linda Dean called Pilgrimage. This pattern includes two colors of our brand new Square Miyuki Seed Beads. They are so new that they are not even up on the web page yet! (As soon as I get them up, I will include a link here.They are up! You can get them here!) The yarn in this kit is also the cashmere/merino hand-dyed by June Pryce Fiber Arts. This kit has both a neutral gradient and a colorful one to create a great contrast!
Not enough goodies yet? We will also have a special Art For Your Feet Surprise! We will have a rarely seen Tsock-Shawl set. We are not revealing here, so you will have to come to the booth to see what it is! (Hint: The colors are black and red.)
See You at Rhinebeck!
We've had an amazing summer! We got time at the beach and Disney World (Daxton's first time!), and we had some time to relax at home.
We even helped capture the notorious intergalactic criminal Zurg!
We've also been getting lots of new beads and patterns for you! Here are just a few of our new ones:
We know you want a sneak preview of the new shawls for 2018-2019. Some are still having samples made, but we can show you this:
We can promise you that this year's new patterns and beads are spectacular!
In the meantime, we will be back doing shows starting the second weekend of September and can't wait to see everyone!
We'll be at the
24th Annual Garden State Sheep & Fiber Festival
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds
1207 Route 179
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Saturday 8 Sept. 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9 Sept. 9am - 4pm
Finger Lakes Fiber Festival
Saturday September 15th 10am to 5pm
Sunday September 16th 10am to 4pm
1 Fair Street
Hemlock, NY 14466
Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival
Saturday September 22th 10am to 5pm
Sunday September 23rd 10am to 5pm
Washington County Fairgrounds,
$1.00 Off Admission
Vogue Knitting Live San Francisco
Saturday September 22th 10am to 6:30pm
Sunday September 23rd 10am to 3pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
***Our Booth: 422***
Stop by and check out our 2017-2018 shawls while you still can!
See you soon!
We had a blast meeting so many wonderful new people at DFW and seeing lots of old friends at YarnFest! We'll definitely be back next year!
We have so many things in the works right now. We are working on 2 new shawl kits to debut at Rhinebeck, but you folks haven't seen this years beauties yet.
We are in the process of increasing the variety of Tsock Kits we will have available. Right now we have:
Daughter of the Regimen
Love in Idleness
And there are several in the skeining and dying stages. Keep your eyes peeled.
If you want to be in the know and get discount coupons when we are at shows near you, just sign up for our mailing list and you will be the first to know everything.
Despite the rainy forecast, we are looking forward to a great show this weekend and know that ya'll will come out no matter what the weather! Still, it never hurts to cross your fingers and toes and hope for a change in the forecast.
See you at the Fairgrounds!
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Saturday May 5th 9am to 6pm
Sunday May 6th 9am to 5pm
Howard County Fairgrounds 2210 Fairground Road
West Friendship, MD
***Our Booth: N20***
***We will be sharing space with Art For Your Feet***
We are completely revamping our booth for Rhinebeck this year! Our amazing beads are now hanging up and what a tantalizing sight they are!
We are now using hand-dyed yarn in all of our patterns. June Pryce Fiber Arts and A Hundred Ravens are busy dying deliciousness for us even as I write this. Want to have a peek at one of our exclusive colorways? Of course you do!
Now we bet you want to see what you can make with this yummy yarn! Here are three of our newest pattern additions and, you guessed it, they all have beads!
So, have fun at Rhinebeck. Remember to bring your handmade sweater. Eat lots of fabulous food, and come see us in Building B Space 4! We can't wait for this weekend!
Love gradient yarns? We do, too! After so many of you came to us to get matching beads for your lovely gradient yarns, we decided to create 10 Bead Sampler Kits. Each one comes with 5 tubes (approx. 25 grams/200 beads each) of different color beads that look amazing with gradient yarns. They come in cool zippered pouches that are a great place to store your beads and other knitting accessories.
Check out how fabulous these beads look with gradient yarns from two of our favorite hand-dyers.
A Hundred Ravens makes this beautiful Hecate Mini Set and we've paired it with our Purple Passion Bead Sampler.
They look fantastic together if you put the darkest beads on the lightest yarn or match the darkest beads with the darkest yarn.
And who could resist this lovely Dragonfire gradient from June Pryce paired with our Amber Waves Bead Sampler?
Check out all 10 of our Bead Sampler Kits. At only $32.00 each they are the perfect complement to the gradient yarn in your stash, and if, by chance, there is a gradient you'd like to see that isn't one of the ones we have made, drop us a note and tell us. Maybe your colorway will be the next one we do!
We'll be back on the road in September and we'll have new beads, new colors, and lots of Bead Sampler Kits. See you then!
We're just a couple of bead chicks who found fiber and came over to the dark side. It's OK though, we brought cookies :)
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