General Fiber Sales

Monday, 18 December 2017

NEW TODAY:

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!

 


A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
Written by Anthony Burgess in 1962, many people are more familiar with the later Stanley Kubrick movie adaptation of this dystopian tale.
75% Corriedale
25% Tussah Silk
26g
$9.95
9 Available




 

LEAVES OF GRASS
Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass
80% Corriedale
20% Tussah Silk
30g
$9.95
9 available




THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
Quite scandalous, in its day. Probably tame today.
75% Corriedale
20% Tencel
5% Tussah Silk
35g ea
$11.95
10 available




FAHRENHEIT 451
Ray Bradbury’s book centers around the preservation of lore when you’re not allowed to do that, and the title refers to the temperature at which paper catches fire and burns. Like when you burn a book. Which people have done to copies of this book, because it’s about censorship, so therefore it should be censored. Ouch.
80% Corriedale
20% Tussah Silk
30 grams
$9.95
10 Available





THE COLOR PURPLE
The Color Purple is not an easy read, but it’s an important one.
75% Corriedale
20% Tencel
5% Tussah Silk
31g
$10.95
9 Available





Previous Batches:


Life’s A Beach is a smooth, cool blend of Corriedale and Tussah silk with just a hint of glittering Firestar nylon, that really sets the stage for this beach party bender.
68%% Corriedale
30% Hand-Dyed Tussah Silk
30 grams each
$9.95 ea
10 available





SEX ON THE BEACH is one of those classic beachy cocktail This one is a stunner and a very technical blend!
38% Corriedale
30% Tussah Silk
18% Organic Merino
12% Hand-Dyed Kid Mohair
2% Firestar Nylon
31g each
5 available
$9.95 each





UMBRELLA DRINK is a lush blend of 40% Corriedale, 30% Blue Faced Leicester, and 30% Tussah silk that beckoned us along on our beach drink journey.
31 grams each
$9.95
8 available






TEQUILA SUNRISE is the orange delight at right. We couldn’t resist showing it to you with this photo of the two colors that looked so good next to each other. Anyway, yeah, after enough of the umbrella drinks, there was a tequila sunrise situation…
70% Superfine Merino
30% Tussah Silk
24 grams each
$9.95
9 available






Well, needless to say, all the beach drinks left us with a… you know… a HANGOVER HAZE.
70% Corriedale
30% Tussah Silk
35 grams each
$10.95
10 available








SEDONA

It’s southwest-y. It’s sunset-y. It’s red and magenta and orange and purple and it’s a delightfully crisp 70% Blue Faced Leicester wool with 30% hand-dyed tussah silk. We loved it so much we did a big batch. 30 grams, 10 available, $9.95 each









WINDSTORM

A mix of Romney and Blue Faced Leicester wools (65%) with 34% Tussah silk and 1% Firestar nylon, we can’t decide if this one’s bright or blustery. Maybe it’s both, like chilly November mornings often are. This blend has lots of gloss and luster, and we’re finding it all kinds of irresistible. 30 grams each, $9.95 each, only 2 left!












We have a limited number available from our “walk in the November woods” series:

FROST FAIRY
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.

Classic Abby Batts: FROST FAIRY
70% Organic NZ Corriedale
30% Tussah Silk
30 grams each
$9.95 ea
Only 1 left!





PEAT MOSS
In this variant, the tussah silk is lime green, deep green, pale sage, and khaki — combining with the earthy Corriedale to produce an effect that had us spending our lunch break doing web searches like “names for kinds of moss” and “sphagnum.”

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PEAT MOSS Batt 30 grams
70% Organic NZ Corriedale
30% Tussah Silk
30 grams each
$9.95
Only 4 left!





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.

GREENEYED MONSTER Batt 32g
60% Corriedale
40% Hand-Dyed Tussah Silk
$9.95
3 left!





SEASONAL SPECIAL

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.

4oz Optim Wool Top
4oz BFL / Silk
2oz Cultivated Silk
2oz Cashmere
2oz Camel / Silk
1 Laser Cut Notebook 4.5in x 5.75 in
1 Handmade Orifice Tool
AND
1 Classic Abby Batt
1 ballpoint pen
1 3″ refrigerator magnet
$165 Retail Value
$134.95 for December 2017
Limited Edition: Only 16 Available





Ships starting December 4!

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!


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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.


60% Organic Merino
38% Tussah Silk
2% Firestar Nylon
60 grams
$21





65% Superfine Merino
35% Tussah Silk
87 grams
$29.95





65% Superfine Merino
35% Tussah Silk
85 grams
$29.95





65% Superfine Merino
35% Tussah Silk
73 grams
$25.50






65% Superfine Merino
35% Tussah Silk
80 grams
$28.00





65% Superfine Merino
35% Tussah Silk
SOLD















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!