It’s almost time! For the first time I will be participating in the Flagstaff Wool Festival this year. I’ve been wanting to do it for a few years now, and each time I have gone to it, I have just loved fondling fiber and finding some new and wonderful fibers to add to my inventory… Read More Flagstaff Wool Festival
I couldn’t wait to share the beautiful rainbow of colors that is my first order from Ashland Bay. I was delighted to see that all their wool is sourced from the UK, including the organic polwarth that came from the Falkland Islands. I got right to work on my new Purple Iris batts here:… Read More Rainbow of Colors
I have a bit of news I’d like to share. I’ve been using Ashland Bay fibers for years. I keep coming back to their fibers because they have unparalleled quality and consistent dye colors for their fibers. I just got approved as a retailer for their wonderful merino and other fibers. I just placed my… Read More Ashland Bay!
I am pleased to announce that I am now a “Yarnie” on Ravelry. Yarnies are hand spinners and dyers who can list their yarn creations in Ravelry’s database of yarns. Just in case you haven’t heard of Ravelry, it’s like Facebook for knitters and crocheters and so much more. It combines forums on practically anything… Read More I’m a Yarnie! Woohoo!
Come take a look at my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/purplelambfiberarts where I post sales, coupons, and new creations for my shop. Please like my page so you can stay up to date on my sales. Also, you can find lots of wonderful info on spinning, batt making, crocheting, knitting, and weaving as well as beautiful… Read More Where to Find Me
A couple weeks ago, I went to the Flagstaff Fiber Festival. I had such a great time with my husband and the children who wanted to come (the teenage boys opted out). I went a couple years ago, and it was a very small affair. This time, there was a lot more going on, including… Read More Flagstaff Fiber Festival
I just found out that a dear friend from college is starting a fiber mill here: http://www.roundbarnfiber.com/ They have been raising Jacob sheep for years. I know Margie to be meticulous, so I am quite sure that the quality of their fiber processing will be wonderful too!
A couple days ago, I created a treasury on Etsy to showcase other people’s beautiful handspun yarn that had been used to weave, knit, or crochet unique and beautiful items. Handwoven, hand knit, and crocheted items are always wonderful to see, but when they are made with wild and whimsical handspun yarn as well, they’re… Read More Joy from Handspun Yarn Treasury
This is just a quick post to let everyone know that I have revamped my Etsy shop. I’m now sorting all my yarns by weight. My goal is to make it easy for knitters, crocheters, and weavers to easily find the kind of yarn they need for a project they are planning. I also just… Read More Revamped Etsy Shop
Today, I changed the name of my Etsy shop from MonetsGardenArtYarns to www.PurpleLamb.Etsy.com. This small change has been quite a while in coming. I love Monet. I love all the images of his garden, and I find inspiration in both for my handspun yarns. Nonetheless, it was too long, too hard to remember, and it… Read More A Fresh Start