Friday, September 16, 2011

Our New Look and Product of the Week

After many hours of computer work, (we won't talk about how much frustration went with that!), I have all our sales moved to the Artfire Store, and the new informational website up and running.

We'd love for you to take a moment and check them out!

I still have some details to add to the web site, and of course more product information.  But that is an ongoing process anyway.  At least most of that kind of work is done and I can go back to spending time with soft, luscious fiber, and have more new items for sale in the studio.

Our featurd Product of the Week beginning Sunday will be a 1.9oz braid of hand painted Navajo-Churro roving.  This braid will be on sale for 10% off the regular price from Sunday, September 18 through Saturday, September 24.  The price will be reflected in the studio.  No coupon is necessary.

The wool came from a local breeder who had it commercially processed.  I have dyed this using drink mixes as the dye stuff.  And how did I come up with the name 'AfterBurner' for the colorway?  All of our children have nicknames and this is one of them.  Yes, this child did help choose the colors and they very aptly reflect his personality, as does his nickname.  He's 7! =)
It is the first colorway I developed in 'The Tribe' color series.  And where does 'The Tribe' come from?  That is the name by which our children are collectively known on the fiber social media where I am a member.  It seemed like a great name for a color series since I'm using nicknames for the colorways.

Navajo-Churro wool has traditionally been used for rugs, blankets, and saddle blankets.  It is also a great wool for tough wearing boot socks, and gloves and mittens.  This wool is not superwash, so it must be hand washed and dried.

Hope you have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. WONDERFUL!!! Would love to try that wool (think my students would LOVE it too!)- it looks so YUMMY!!