What have you learned today?
I’ve learned several things today: -Not to rush things drying. Particularly paper mache paste and metallic gold spray paint. -People can be mean. But, I don’t have to care. -Making things is making me happier than almost anything else I do in my day. Tell me what you’ve learned today (funny, snide, or serious)!
Who’s there? Baby owl. Baby owl who? Baby, owl see you as soon as you open up! Okay, okay, bad jokes aside… my darling fellow Tumblr-knitter, Melissa from Slip Knit Pass, has posted a plea for hand knit baby gift ideas! slipknitpass: My cousin Danielle announced a few weeks ago that she is pregnant and expecting her first child in October. I am waiting to hear of any news of...
Flat Branch Fiberworks is now open on Etsy! →
New yarns will be added to the shop this weekend! As a special thanks to my blog followers, I’m offering free shipping (exclusive to Tumblr readers) for opening week. Just enter the code “Tumblr65201” at checkout!
New Colorway: Peace Park
First skein of Providence Silk is finished and ready to join the Etsy stock! I love how the Rastafarian colors turned out, very reminiscent of a garden. Each April, downtown Columbia is home to a large gathering of drum circles, belly dancers, hoopers, flame throwers, recycling activists, gardeners, alternative fuel advocates, hippies, organic concession booths, new age practitioners, animal...
New Colorway: Cherry Street
Our Cherry Street colorway is dyed with a unique blend of red dyes and espresso (yup— you can dye things in coffee!) The espresso not only adds the richness of its own color to the fiber, but its acidity also affects the absorption of the red dyes. The resulting colorway is a blend of earthy pinks and reds, as shown on this fresh skein of Pinnacles Wool! East-West streets in downtown...
Learn about our fibers: Broadway Baby Alpaca
Broadway Baby Alpaca is our softest, bounciest yarn! Broadway combines the natural warmth and pillowy-softness with a touch of acrylic and rayon for added touchability and strength. This is the perfect fiber for next-to-skin items or bundling up— try Broadway Baby Alpaca for a hat or earwarmer! 90% Baby Alpaca, 7% acrylic, 3% viscose rayon Bulky weight / 12 ply (7 wpi) 110 yards (101...
Learn about our fibers: Pinnacles Wool
Pinnacles wool is a wonderfully classic 100% wool yarn. Warm, soft, and lovely stitch definition! Perfect for scarves, hats, and felted projects. 100% wool Bulky weight / 12 ply (7 wpi) 478 yards (437 meters) 250 grams (8.82) ounces Hand wash cool, lay flat to dry.
Learn about our fibers: Worley Alpaca
Worley Alpaca combines easy-care acrylic with a luxurious touch of Huacaya alpaca fibers. Alpaca fiber is warmer than traditional wool, is naturally water-repelling, and is also hypoallergenic! Thanks to its warmth and water-resistance, Worley Alpaca knits up wonderfully for mittens and hats. 70% acrylic, 30% alpaca Bulky weight / 12 ply (7 wpi) 120 yards (110 meters) 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Learn about our fibers: Ragtag Wool
Ragtag Wool combines wool for warmth and easy-care acrylic in a bouncy, quick-knit bulky weight. Try in a scarf, slippers, or squishy mittens! 70% wool, 30% acrylic Bulky weight / 12 ply (7 wpi) 120 yards (110 meters) 100 grams (3.53 ounces) Hand wash warm water, tumble dry on low, warm iron, do not bleach, dry cleanable in all solvents.
Learn about our Fibers: Providence Silk
Providence Silk is a beautiful, machine-washable yarn. The bamboo gives a great feel and luster, the wool gives a soft feeling core, and the combed silk gives luster and strength. This fiber is perfect for knitting luxurious gloves and socks. 52% bamboo, 43% merino wool, 5% combed silk Fingering weight / 4 ply (14 wpi) 204 yards (187 meters) 50 grams (1.76 ounces)