Sunday, November 27, 2011

Featured Products: Specialty Batts

Featured Product
Sunday, Nov 27-Saturday, Dec 3, 2011
10% off, this week only

The link above takes you to the category in our Shepherd's Song Creations Studio where these batts are listed.  Each one is different (this picture is just a sampleof what they may look like) and I may only have one of each available.  Prices will vary depending on what fibers are in each item and I will begin listing them at noon today.

The batts may be a blend of wool (several breeds are options and I will be specify what is in each batt), alpaca, mohair and/or other add-ins.

In the newsletter I listed these as ranging from 3-4 ounces.  I greatly appologize for my typo, the listing was supposed to say 'ranging from 2-4 ounces each'.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Featured Product: Simple Baby Hat Pattern

Featured Product
Sunday, Nov 20-Saturday, Nov 26, 2011
10% off, this week only
Sale Price: $1.80

 We have posted our first pattern on the Artfire Studio.  It is a very simple hat for babies and toddlers.  There are three variations to the brim, and two options for embellishing the hat.  The hat is knit in worsted weight yarn, at a gauge of 5st/in.  The samples were made with Knit Picks Swish and one 50gm/110yd ball makes one hat with a little yarn left over.
This is a digital pattern that will be emailed to the address given when the order is placed.  If a buyer needs or would prefer a hard copy of the pattern instead of the digital, please include a note to that effect when ordering and arrangements will be made to accomodate that request.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Featured Product: Stitch Markers

Featured Product
Sunday, Nov 13-Saturday, Nov 19, 2011
10% off, this week only
Sale Price: $4.50

These are made with glass beads and will fit needle sizes up to 10 1/2.  The marker with the blue dangle is designed to be used for marking the beginning of a round.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Featured Product: Alpaca Sampler

Featured Product
Sunday, Nov 6-Saturday, Nov 12, 2011
10% off, this week only

Alpaca is a wonderful fiber!  It is soft, silky, and even warmer than wool!!  It takes a little more twist than wool to hold it together, and it doesn't have the elasticity of wool, (One of my friends call this 'sproing'! =) ), but it can still be used for a number of handmade items.

This item is a small ampler of different colors of alpaca, and you will find that they each have a slightly different quality.  One reason I am offering this item is because not all alpaca is the same.  It has different grades to it, just as wool does.  One fairly simple factor that can affect the quality of the fiber is the age of the animal.  It is my hope that by having the opportunity to handle these samples of alpaca, a spinner, especially a new spinner, will be able to learn a little more about the fiber, and it's characteristics and qualities.