Our first pattern!

A handful of people at the Michigan Fiber Festival asked for the pattern for the brown scarf that was hanging in our booth; after some polishing to make it more official-looking, here it is! Textural Scarf

It’s also available on Ravelry here.

It’s an easy pattern consisting of just knits and purls, but it creates an interestingly-patterned basketweave.

It hasn’t been test knit, so it may contain errors. Feel free to contact us if you find one or have a question!

Late Summer Update

August is here, ushering in the second half of fiber fest season and the long, slow slide from midsummer to autumn. We have a few more festivals scheduled for the season:

    The Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, Michigan
    A Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, Ohio
    The Sauder Village Fiber Arts Fest in Archbold, Ohio
    The Autumn Fiber Festival in Ashland, Ohio

More info about these can be found on the events section of our page.

We’re also expanding our cross-stitch product offerings to include fabrics, beads, and kits, and we’ve just received a shipment of Omega Yarns’ #9 La Espiga, a nylon cord that comes in a wide range of vibrant colors and is very popular for crochet.

a selection of crochet cord
La Espiga #9, by Omega Yarns

Last but not least, we want to thank everyone who voted and helped to spread the word about our FedEx Small Business Grant entry. We’re pretty sure we made the cut to the final hundred, but we were not among those selected by FedEx as the winners. While we’re disappointed, we’ll be ready next year to enter as soon as the contest opens!

Our plans to rejuvenate the property next door will continue even without the help of the grant; we’ll keep you updated on the progress as it develops.