Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Stuff

A quick note about new items that have come into the shop. The Gale's Art fibers have come in. We have lots of her Black Blue Face Leicester in rich, deep colorways and her wonderful Blue Face Leicester semi-solid colorways...very nice!

Our hand dyed bamboo fibers have been very popular and they're fun to spin, so silky and shiny. And, we've discovered they're a great alternative to the hand dyed silk top for making "paper" in wet felting.

We've also just gotten in natural color Superwash BFL (newly available product). And some natural Falkland Wool Top from the Falkland Islands. From what I understand there are no known parasites or insects detrimental to sheep found on the Islands, and so these sheep and their fiber has never been "dipped."

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holiday Sale with Kris and Jill Lynn

And here's the postcard for the Holiday Sale Kris and Jill Lynn are hosting with some friends next Saturday, November 22nd. Don't you love the Holidays?!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Great Sales by Local Artists in Our Area

My friends Leslie Granbeck (who also teaches at TFS) and Signe Albertson are teaming up with a couple other friends tomorrow (Sat 11/15) to host a Holiday Sale. I hope you have time to stop and shop!
The Weavers Guild of Minnesota is holding Fiber Fair 2008 at the Textile Center of Minnesota this week-end. You'll find great gift ideas...offerings range from hand knit/woven scarves, mittens, table cloths and runners to large rugs and fibers for spinning! It is a great event and all proceeds go to support local artists and the Weavers Guild. Please try to get over there and check it out, you'll be glad you did! Find the Fiber Fair at the Textile Center of Minnesota, 3000 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis (about 1/2 mi. East of 280 on University), phone: 612-436-0463. Hours are: Fri 11/14, 12-9; Sat 11/15, 10-5 and Sun 11/16, 12-4.

My friends Kris Post and Jill Lynn Olson (who both also teach at TFS) are having a sale next week-end (Sat 11/22). I'll post their card as soon as I am able.