I should have expected it as it was a natural progression....
The Yarn of the Month Club was a success and I was having so much fun with the dyeing. People started requesting hand painted roving. Could I say no and stand firm? Of course not. I dyed a few rovings before a fiber festival for one spinner in custom colorways. Then another request came in and I completed that one. OK, I admit it; I was hooked.
Now Purple Fleece has a Roving of the Month Club. You can sign up for a monthly subscription that offers one hand painted 4 ounce roving per month or a double order if you're feeling really hungry for fiber in your diet! I'm experimenting with a different fiber content each month and a different colorway as well. I'm planning an occasional very special offering of an exotic fiber too. Ooh, I can't wait!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The "Yarn of the Month" club is off to a really good start. I blogged earlier about the first yarn that was sent out, a worsted weight Merino kettle dyed yarn appropriately named "Emerald City" that was ultimately the birth of the Witch's Brew line of Purple Fleece yarns. This was a mostly emerald green yarn with hints of teal.
The most recent yarn to go out was a limited edition merino/silk lace weight yarn with a whopping 900 plus yards. The colorway for this hand dyed yarn was reminiscent of the autumn sumac at dusk.