Sale? Solitude Wool?
yes, very unusual for us. We are personally attached to our yarn, we’ve handled every skein from it’s fleecey birth to adding the label and we have a hard time letting it go. So I’m looking at this as a business growth stage for us, we need to grow up. Four different batches of yarn will be on sale this week at the Falls Church and Dupont farmers markets: Border Leicester bulky yarn, the Leicester Longwool/Border Leicester yarn, Clun Forest/alpaca yarn and the Shropshire baby yarn
20% off the marked price. This week will have the best color selection and I will bring as much of the inventory that I can fit in the truck. As always, if we have what you are looking for back at home, and you buy it at the market, we will mail it to you for free.
In addition, we are bringing:
Icelandic, natural dyed
Coming up soon!
Sunday June 3rd: our first Solitude Wool Field Day at RedGate Farm in Leesburg. Come meet and learn about Karakul sheep and see the farm and apiary. You can hang out and knit on your own or register for the knit-to-felt coaster mini workshop using Karakul yarns. There are two spots left in the 12:30 mini-workshop and three in the 2:30 workshop. You can pre-register by emailing me at email@example.com or hope there is still space when you arrive. Email next week with directions and other specifics (or check previous blog post about it).
If you’re blowing time, there is a you-tube from Bartlettyarns just up yesterday of them spinning a Montadale yarn for us. I haven’t seen it, because I have awful satellite internet here and can’t get it, but Bartlettyarns uses a Mule-spinner which is a rarity these days. The spinner makes a woolen spun yarn just like I would on a wheel: with a long draw. I could never imagine it until Sue and I saw it in action at the mill a couple months ago. It is very cool! Search for Solitude yarn on youtube.com
Hope to see you at the markets this weekend (wear sunscreen, it’s going to be hot)