Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Redesigning My Business Cards

Having good branding is important. I've spent a lot of time lately thinking about the look of my old business cards, and how I wanted to update them. It was getting to be close to time to reorder, so I sat down with my photos and put something together:

All in all, I'm pretty pleased. They should come in the mail tomorrow from Vista Print. I also ordered some professional printed cuffs for my braids of roving and hanks of yarn! 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

New Yarns Abound

I recently added several new handspun skeins to the shop, and I have quite a few more nearly finished. I tend to get 4 or 5 done over a week or two, then set them all at the same time. Here's just a few that I have completely done and ready to leave the nest:

I've been doing a little experimenting with plying techniques. I've finished 3 different singles by plying them with metallic thread, which gives a really pretty, shimmery finished yarn. Two of which, Goldberry, and Twilight Waters, are pictured above. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A New Look

I've been considering redesigning my drop spindles a bit. The last time I ordered my parts, I decided to bit the bullet and try something a little different.

I added a pretty little knob at the top of the spindle.  I've given them a test whirl, and they spin well. I'm making them in 2 sizes.  2 1/4in whorls and 3in whorls.

The fiber pictured is going in the June Phat Fiber box. It's a colorway called "Wishes or Weeds?" Dandelions were the inspiration. It's going to be available in the shop it a gradient braid: