Monday, 18 December 2017
Last week while we were working, we found ourselves talking about books. I mean, okay, we often find ourselves talking about books, but this past week, we were talking about books we’ve read and appreciated and which other people have apparently not appreciated to the point that they’ve taken all kinds of issue with them, had them banned, had them removed from libraries and stores and schools, and all that sort of thing. And at the time, Victoria was working on this “hot fire and embers or something” blend, so then we thought, duh, Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel about censorship, right? Right.
We ran with this theme a little. If you don’t know these works — which seems like a long shot considering our audience — it’s worth looking them up, along with why they’ve been banned. It’s fascinating stuff.
Also, down at the end after the other usual categories, right now we’ve got something seasonal and special — an amazing luxury fiber gift pack!
We have a limited number available from our “walk in the November woods” series:
You know when you go out in November, and the ground froze fast overnight, making little dirt crystals? My grandma used to call those frost fairies. Anyway, that’s what we’re calling the version of this blend with the bleached white tussah silk in it.
We’ve also got this blend of 60% deep green and dark turquoise Corriedale with an assortment of green and blue hand-dyed Tussah silks. We decided we’re jealous of everyone who ends up with these, so it’s Green-Eyed Monster. You know. Jealousy. And stuff.
The DM Fibers – Abby’s Yarns Team Up Luxury Holiday Gift Pack for 2017!
One of the great things that’s happened for me personally this year is that one of my longstanding fiber suppliers sold the spinning fiber piece of their business to a really cool couple in Cincinnati. So now, instead of ordering and waiting for delivery, there are all kinds of awesome new things I can do like go over there to pick up my class packs and even partner up on a few things! Expect to hear lots more about that over the coming months, but for starters, one of the things they’re doing is this great luxury fibers for the holidays kit — except, mine’s SPECIAL. No, seriously! These are some of my favorite fibers, the ones I treat myself to and keep around for spinning when I just need to spin something that makes me forget everything but how I’m enjoying the spinning. I keep wanting to say things like “especially the BFL/Silk,” or “Man, the camel/silk was given to me as a gift the first time I spun it, and it’s been a fave for like 15 years!” but really, these are all incredible fibers, and a great deal on them. Plus the extras. But yeah, my pack is special, because mine comes with an Abby Batt too (maker’s choice). And a pen. And a fridge magnet. And a high quality die-cut vinyl sticker.
ADD GIFT WRAPPING (available through noon on Thursday, 21 December 2017)
Just add this to cart (below) and fill in the message you’d like us to write on the tag. Don’t forget to say who it’s to and from!
We have no batt bar batts this batch.
And then there are a few fresh rovings! These are all individual one-of-a-kind, blends as described, priced as marked. We give these serial numbers for a few reasons, but the big one is the serial numbers are based on the dates they’re made and we’ll only sell them while they’re fresh, usually about 4-6 weeks. As soon as I think they’re not the freshest, most enjoyable-spinning rovings, well, I take them off the table and we spin them into market handspuns or send them to the batt bar.
Fibers sell fast, so I offer “first dibs” on the new stuff hot off the carders or out of the dyepots, to all my patrons at any level on Patreon. Join us if you’d like to know more! You can even follow along on our private Discord chat server to see what’s coming up and what we’re doing!