Just a quick picture of a Feather and Fan Scarf in Gerschubie’s Lizard color way. This is the fingering weight.
Now that I’ve recovered from a very busy weekend, it’s back to the dye pots. The Carolina Fiber Festival was a great success. The people, location, and vendors were all fabulous. While driving 200 miles a day was not my favorite part of the weekend, it was well worth it.
The remaining yarn is now at Cottage Yarn in Mint Hill, NC. Cottage Yarn is under new ownership. Lyn Millward has been kind enough to place some of Gerschubie’s product in the shop.
Gerschubie’s next outing will be to the craft fair at Lake Lure, NC on Memorial Day weekend. I hope to see you there.
If you followed the link from the Carolina Fiber Fest page and ended up here, I would like to give you a little something special. Print this page off and bring it to the booth and you will receive 10% off your total purchase.
Carolina Fiber Festival
Gerschubie Fiber Arts
10% Off Total Purchase
April 5-7, 2013
I making a few final batts today. This purple just screams spring. Hopefully I’ll have a rainbow of batts done by the show this weekend. Also, custom batts can be made on site depending on what supplies are available.
My good glasses and a set of stitch markers have been MIA for several weeks now. Since I like to see, I was a wearing my cheapy glasses out in public. Also, the stitch marker mystery was about to make me crazy. Today while looking under the seat of my car for a dropped business card, guess what I found? Yup, my glasses case and the stitch markers. They must have fallen out of my bag when I went to visit my parents a few weeks ago.
So good news. The strawberry stitch markers will be coming to the Carolina Fiber Fest. Now if I could just find those darn labels. White? Sticky? Let me know if you see them.
Today is the day. Today is the day that I will dye the last of the product for the Carolina Fiber Festival. Why it hasn’t been exactly painless, it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated as far as being a time suck.
Since I’ve been busy gathering up product that I’ve amassed over the winter here are a few pictures of some stitch markers.
I think something just boiled over on the stove. Stay posted this week for more previews.
Excuse me while I run around the house screaming. I’m trying to finish up dyeing yarn and roving for the Carolina Fiber Festival that is April 5-7. The weather is giving me no help. This past weekend was chilly, rainy, and just generally miserable. Wool just doesn’t want to dry under those conditions. Usually everything gets dried on the line, but since it was raining cats and dogs that wasn’t an option. There is a line the garage but it was about 1000% humidity. I had to resort to putting the drying wrack in the bathroom with the dehumidifier. That was on Saturday. Today is Monday. It’s still not dry. Thankfully today the wind is blowing and it isn’t supposed to rain. Now I’ve had to pin the yarn to the line to keep in from flying away, but by damn it’s going to get dry.
I got my husband a new DSLR for Valentines Day. He got out late Saturday afternoon in a rare patch of sunlight to work on his photography. I doctored these pictures up to fix the light issues, but other than that it was all him. These are a few of the yarns you will see at the Carolina Fiber Festival. All the color ways are inspired by Debora Geary’s, A Modern Witch series. We have Lizard, Lauren, Caro, Ginia, Moria, and Sophie’s Garden. Cass and Marcus are out on the line.
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Now that piano festivals are over, I finally have time to work with the loom a little bit again. Last week since I was waiting on a big yarn base shipment, this pretty black and white warp ended up on the loom. After some debate a weft of turquoise seemed like the best bet for trying some new patterns. So far so good. It wasn’t all smooth sailing 3 warp strands broke and had to be rethreaded. That was on the very time consuming side. Thank goodness for the Modern Witch series on audiobook.
My yarn shipment has since arrived and hopefully I’ll be sharing some new color ways here pretty soon.
Things are chugging right on along. I survived piano festival season and my big yarn shipment arrived. Things are pretty busy right now. How about some pictures of recent happenings.
Samples of yarn for the Carolina Fiber Festival. These colorsways are inspired by Debora Geary’s A Modern Witch and Witch Light series. I highly recommend these books. Who doesn’t love knitting witches?
And now for some reason my pictures won’t import. Excuse me while I got figure out what the heck is going on.