Mini “Swirl” sets are the bomb!! This past weekend at the DFW Yarn Crawl 2018, we introduced our new “Swirl”s which are 5 mini skeins of fabulous colors pre-selected for the perfect set. It was so fun to watch which color sets people responded to and “loved at first sight”. The response was awesome and over 50 Swirls jumped into your bags to go home with you! Thank you so much to everyone who came!!
Have you heard of Diana Couture Bags? Well if you haven’t, you must look them up. Lovely handcrafted project bags and other accessories.
Diana, the creative behind the bags, and I are collaborating on a year long bag and yarn club. Sign ups are going on now until the end of June. Every other month you will receive an exclusive bag and two mini skeins of hand dyed yarn (by me) in colorways created just for the club. Check out the details on her website: dianacouturestudio.com
Join in the fun!!!
DFW Fiber Fest
April 5-8, 2018 at the Irving Convention Center, Texas.
I will have lots of breed specific hand dyed yarns, Bluefaced Leicester, Polwarth, Corriedale, Alpaca and Merino. I will also be introducing a new Yak/Mulberry Silk blend!! I’m super excited about this yarn… lots of sheen, soft and drapey as all get out! There will also be cute felted notions bags and fabulous handmade stitch markers. And who knows, I may bring other fun stuff too.
So, come by and say hello or stay and chat. I would love to meet you!!
Easy to wear, long, asymmetric triangular shawl….. this is my favorite shape of shawl to wear. It wraps at least twice around but doesn’t have that long triangular point that just always seems too big for me. I designed this especially for my new yarn base, ‘Sustain Me’ DK, that I am so excited about. It is a lovely yarn made from super soft 19.5 micron, long staple Merino wool. It is worsted spun to create a yarn that drapes beautifully while at the same time has structure and good stitch definition. On top of all that, ‘Sustain Me’ is untreated and ethically sourced!!
This particular design uses textured stitch patterns that I think show off hand dyed, variegated yarns the best. The contrasting stripes are done with an extended stitch pattern that has the appearance of embroidery and gives the shawl a very Peruvian feel. I will be showcasing this yarn base as well as the pattern during the DFW Yarn Crawl and then will publish to Ravelry. Come see me… I would love to meet you and talk yarns!!