Dye Studio News | April 2019

 
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Hey there!

It’s been awhile, but the snow has finally melted and we have fast forwarded into what feels like an early summer here in southwest BC. I am currently planning a very productive year of dyeing and looking to increase the number of dyed to order events offered in 2019. There are a few changes I will be making, but most will be staying the same.

I will not be vending at Knit City this year and will miss seeing many of you there. I have spent the majority of the last seven summers preparing for my booth at the show and a change is greatly needed. I am hopeful that this decision will give me more time to pursue other projects, as well as give me more flexibility when it comes to shop updates and dyed to order events. Sweet Fiber Yarns has been and always will be an artistic pursuit for me, and I believe that the best way to grow as an artist is to give yourself the space and time to do so.

I have increased the estimated wait time for dyed to order yarns from 4 weeks to 4-6 weeks to help with efficiency and availability. My goal is to get more yarn to more people more often. I never take on more than I can dye in the given time frame, so once dyed to order items are listed as “sold out” I will not be able to add more until the next event. I am one person dyeing, drying, twisting, tagging and shipping each order and while this may seem limiting, I truly believe it is what makes my yarns special.

The first Dyed to Order Event of 2019 will take place a few days from now (be sure to sign up for the newsletter to be notified when!) This round will feature three base yarns, Super Sweet Sock ($28 CAD), Sweet Merino Lite ($28 CAD) and the highly coveted Cashmerino Worsted ($35 CAD). There will also be a limited number of Daydreamer Yarn Kits available for dyed to order as well. A preview of the colourways that will be available can be found in the Dyed to Order section of the shop. I have chosen some of the most popular Sweet Fiber colourways and will be offering extra large lots of Rose Gold and Tea Leaves this time around. Please note that the photograph represents each colourway on one base yarn (listed in the notes) and colourways will vary slightly from those pictured due to the hand dyed process and various yarns. Sweet Merino Lite is a single ply merino and tends to absorb the dye more intensely than other base yarns. Super Sweet Sock is a very soft and strong blend of merino and nylon, perfect for socks and garments! Cashmerino Worsted is a very popular yarn and often the hardest one for me to stock. It consists of an incredibly soft blend of Cashmere, Merino and Nylon.

To place a dyed to order, please select the colourway, and then select the particular base yarn you would like it dyed on from the drop down menu. The drop down menu will not appear until stock had been added to the shop. Items will also be marked as “sold out” until this time. I hope this helps answer any questions you have about the new dyed to order set up!

As always, the best way to be notified when new things are added to the shop is to sign up for the newsletter.

Thank you for reading & happy knitting!

Coloured Greys | Sock Club 2018

 
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March - April - May - 2018

2 special colourways a month

Coloured Greys is an exploration of the magic that occurs when colour meets grey. While each colourway will remain a mystery until it reaches your doorstep, I can tell you that a wide range of greys will be explored (think white grey to charcoal grey) and will include various shades of colour. Coloured greys are some of my favourite colourways to create and I cannot wait to share these six new ones with you!

Even though multiple colours/greys may be used in each skein, you can expect beautiful, sophisticated colourways that are not speckled nor blotchy in nature. Special attention will be given to how they look together should you wish to use more than one in a project. A handful of club colourways may be released as future full time colourways at a later date. Combined shipping is available for those who wish to double up their skeins. If doubling you will receive TWO skeins of each of the two colourways per month.

Please visit this listing for club pricing. All pricing is in Canadian Dollars and the full balance for the club is due at check out. Applicable taxes extra, all import and duty fees are the responsibility of the recipient. All Sweet Fiber sock club memberships are a final sale. Sock club arrival times may vary depending on your location.

Yarn Club Details

Yarn Base: Super Sweet Sock - 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon - 379m/414y per 115 gram skein

Two skeins/colourways per month, six total

Three shipments: March - April - May - 2018

The first shipment will leave the studio in late February.

Wintry Set - Super Sweet Sock

 

This limited edition set is ready to ship! Please place your order soon to help us make the December 8th Canada Post shipping deadline for a holiday arrival (Canada / USA). 

This Wintry Set features three new special edition colourways inspired by the coming season. You will receive 3 skeins of our Super Sweet Sock yarn, one of each special edition colourway listed below. If you'd like to add some extra gifts to your box, be sure to check out our current selection of Gifts & Notions. And if this gift is for someone else, please leave their name in the notes section as I will be including a card with each package.

1 x Frost - A subtle blend of grey, blue and aqua.

1 x Midnight Spruce - A deep blend of dark teal and charcoal grey.

1 x Sugar Plum - A rich blend of reds, purples and blues, with a dash of grey.

Each skein is unique and may vary slightly from those pictured due to the hand dyed process and how each batch blends together. Colourways will not be available individually at this time and we will not be receiving more of our Super Sweet Sock yarn until next year.

Super Sweet Sock

Tried and true, this made to last sock yarn is one of our favourites! Made with a blend of superwash merino and nylon this sock yarn will keep up with the wear and tear of everyday life.

80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon

379m / 415y per 115g      

32-28sts per 4"on 2-2.5mm / 0-1.5 US