Spring is here, and as the new week brings beautiful new growth outdoors along with changes and challenges through these uncertain times, we hope you are staying connected with fibre friends online and are enjoying the comfort in moments spent making with favourite yarns and uplifting colour. It’s been great to see all of the fun chat taking place in our School of SweetGeorgia community club for our 2020 Spring Make-Along which began last week. Whether you knit, spin, dye, weave, crochet, etc… we hope you join us!
Our next virtual meet-up planned along with our Spring MAL also takes place tomorrow on Zoom. Feel free to join in, even if you’re not starting a new project. Just bring whatever you’re working on and enjoy some crafty company.
Join our online make-together, Tuesday, March 24 at 10am PST – click the following link to join the call: https://zoom.us/j/7592950524
Save on Shipping!
As we are all staying in and practicing social distancing, we want to share with you a $5 flat rate shipping promotion for all orders within North America to help keep your project bags supplied with any yarn and fibre needed! For orders overseas, enjoy a 30-40% discount on shipping costs (shipping amount fluctuates slightly depending on the order). There is no coupon code required – available until March 31 at 11:59pm PST.
Also, don’t forget about our free pattern promotion available until the end of March. We have five knitting patterns available: Evening Glitz, Kodila, Krouse, Floe, and Kelias, plus have added a crochet pattern to this offer: Alanna! All patterns are free for download on both our website and Ravelry – no coupon code needed.
2020 Exclusive Spinning Fibre Colourways!
Inspired by our love for the colours used in our new Spring Party of Five mini-skein sets, we’ve taken these same colours and dyed them onto a selection of some of our favourite fibres for spinning right now!
Easy and enjoyable spinning for spinners of all levels, the following three fibre bases are available:
- BFL+Silk // Bluefaced Leicester 75% and Tussah Silk 25% blended together for a very lustrous and luxurious top. BFL is one of the softest, glossiest medium-long wools (longer fibre staple length), and naturally more durable, making it a favourite spinning fibre for many. The glittery tussah silk in this blend adds to the softness and shine, making this an indulgence to spin.
- Merino+Tussah // this is a new-to-us blend of 80% fine merino wool and 20% tussah silk. This is soft and simply beautiful fibre that is irresistible to spin. Merino typically dyes lighter, but the silk takes dye so well, it helps add depth of colour and shimmer to the fibre. This merino wool has not been treated and is not machine washable. We recommend washing the yarn gently by hand.
- Targhee // Targhee is bred from Rambouillet, Columbia, Lincoln, and Corriedale crosses and produces a wool that has 25% long wool and 75% fine wool characteristics. This wool dyes beautifully and is super soft at approximately 23 to 23.5 microns. Targhee wool has a matte finish and feels spongey, making for wonderfully soft and lofty handspun yarns.
Sending all of our support and hope that you are taking care at home. Stay healthy and safe,