From February 2013...
To the day before Yarn Folk opened...
To the present.
One of the ways we are celebrating Yarn Folk's Tenth Anniversary is with a series of custom colorways.
From Murky Depths Dyeworks, we have one of the most beautiful greens I've ever seen (and it's exactly what I had hoped for). The mood board I sent to Debbie may have been a little "extra," but she interpreted it in the rich and layered way she approaches all of her colors, and it's just right. Searching for a name, I put "Yarn Folk Emerald" into an anagram generator, and one of the options was "Normally Freaked." Which I generally am 🤷🏻😅It's available on the Deep Sock Base, along with fresh stock of a complementary palette.
Another of our custom colors is "Blood, Sweat, & Tears" from Apple Fiber Studios. I asked Apple Fiber for this one because in addition to the hand-dyed yarn line, Andrea and Andrew also own Apple Yarns in Bellingham, and I know they know the joys and challenges of running a small business in the fiber arts! This color is dyed on Gala, the same great sock yarn base as the Pretty Pretty Yarn Club, so even though it's not a PPYC colorway, I've added it to that product page, since all the yarn info is the same.
And last, we have Charlotte, on three bases from Madelinetosh: Tosh Merino Light, Tosh DK, and new to us for spring, Wool + Cotton. You may or may not know that the yarn doll that appears in lots of our imagery is one I made as a child, and her name is Charlotte. The color reflects her honeyed caramel color, with a light speckle in colors to suggest her beaded face. The dye formula is similar on Tosh Merino Light and Tosh DK (both 100% superwash merino), and lighter on Wool + Cotton, which is 50% superwash merino and 50% cotton.
Another big part of our anniversary celebration is TEN (one for every year of Yarn Folk) fantastic door prizes. We are so appreciative of the support from our vendors: Apple Fiber Studios, Berroco, Blue Sky Fibers, Bryson Distributing, Dream in Color, The Fibre Co., Plymouth Yarn, Skacel, and Universal Yarn.
Each door prize consists of a Field Bag, sewn by me from the Grainline Studios sewing pattern in partnership with Fringe Supply Co., a Yarn Folk Mug, and a $10 gift certificate for Yarn Folk, PLUS one of the following:
Enter to win by signing up for our email list (or confirming your address) in person, or email email@example.com with the subject line DOOR PRIZE ENTRY. You may enter in person or online, but not both. Additional entries for bringing a friend to the in-store event, or making a purchase either in person or online.
And last, here are our goodie bags, free with purchase in-store or online, while supplies last. They include several Yarn Folk custom items (a handy 6" ruler, a retractable tape measure, a sticker), a few blank postcards from Modern Daily Knitting, a kit to make a small yarn-wrapped coiled basket, a Eucalan sample, some stitch markers, a unique lotion sample from Bonblissity, and your Knit or Crochet Every Day in May tracker. Please note that for online purchases, the weight of the goodie bag will be added to your order to correctly calculate shipping costs. Also: all Saturday orders will be shipped out on Monday--thanks for your patience!
Whether you're able to join us in person, or here virtually, thank you for being part of Yarn Folk's first ten years! Here's to many more!
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