Well, I have been waiting patiently for the postal services to reopen the shipping routes from Germany to the US, New Zealand and Australia since March 27th, but it seems that the pandemic is just not playing ball, many international hubs overseas are still closed, and no cargo planes have been taking off for packet rate goods. The only way to ship something abroad right now is by “triple priority platinum super prime whatever parcel rate” costing half a kingdom, and that´s without a guarantee that the stuff will actually arrive at its destination – what a joke.
My reserve list for my overseas customers has been getting longer and longer, I certainly don´t mind putting items on hold for them, though I would love to be able to give them an estimate timeframe or some sort of date from when I can finally ship everything to them…
So for now patience is the word, and keeping safe & healthy. I have not been idle these past days – here are my new hand dyed rovings/combed tops: super soft polwarth (I LOVE that fiber!!!!), super fine 18 micron merino/mulberry silk, wonderful shetland and gorgeous (!!) british bluefaced leicester, 2-3 lots per dyelot, and all available in my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers :o)
I have been growing my own vegetables this year, as everyone was talking about food prices going up due to covid-19, and the vegetable prices have indeed gone up to the point of ridiculous. I am not a very good gardener, in fact I hardly know anything about growing veggies but I very much love sowing stuff and watching it digging its way out of the soil and into the light, and growing a little every day. It´s so relaxing, call me silly but I do talk to my veggies and keep humming little melodies – it calms me down with the world being such a madhouse.
Everyone have a very lovely month of June, enjoy your craft projects, and keep safe & well! :o)
After a very long time I am finally stocking a very soft and fluffy British Bluefaced Leicester wool roving again, I´m a happy bunny!! It took me forever to find the quality BFL fiber I was used to years ago and was never happy with the fiber samples I received. This new lot is a fine 22/6 micron roving/combed top with the typical beautiful luster I love so much. I finished 2 hand dyed batches of 3 lots each over the weekend. They are now displayed in my Etsy shop All The Pretty Fibers. More to come soon:
I have also prepared 5 new small sets of 26 micron merino wool roving for felting and spinning projects, doll making and embellishing. Each set contains 12 colors and weighs a total of 50g/1.8oz. The colors are beautifully rich and vibrant, and the wool is perfect for beginners as well. Here they are: “Landscape”, “Rose Delight”, “Terracotta Sunset”, “Blue-Teal-Purple” and “Fairy Hill”, all available through All The Pretty Fibers.
Time to get back to my dyepot. Today I will be painting super fine merino/silk blends, and perhaps some more Polwarth if I can squeeze them in ;o)
Even though there are still heavy restrictions in shipping availabilities to many countries worldwide I want to introduce my latest handspun yarn designs, all in wonderful vibrant colorways to lift up the spirit! Here they are, my new self striping yarn babies: “Wishing Well”, “Wishing Well II”, “Ivy II”, “Massai”, “Coffee To Go” and “Country Road”, available in my etsy shopAll The Pretty Fibers
I will be painting fresh rovings all weekend, there will be super fine merino/silk blends, yummy icelandic and gorgeous shetland rovings available in my etsy shop next week. :o)
Artisan felted necklaces and fine felted Easter & home decoration in wonderful vibrant colors, at StoneCircleWools, and fresh hand dyed wool rovings for hand spinning and felting projects – super fine merino/silk, icelandic and polwarth beauties at AllThePrettyFibers 🙂
Everyone have a wonderful and healthy Spring and Easter season!
New colorways of my hand dyed wool rovings have made it out of the dyepot and are now displayed at All The Pretty Fibers on Etsy – Polwarth, New Zealand Merino, Icelandic, and super fine Merino/Mulberry Silk:
4 sets of 5 needle felted heart ornaments have come into live in absolutely gorgeous colors and are now displayed in my etsy store StoneCircleWools. The felt hearts come with cotton strings and are perfect for any spring or Easter branches. They also make wonderful home and table decoration, or can be used as valentines day and thank you gifts. Have a look:
I also finished a new one of a kind chunky crochet slouch hat that I made completely from scratch with my handspun and handpainted yarns, including a very special tailspun curly art yarn! As all my artisan garments the slouch hat contains no synthetic fibers, just all pure soft gorgeous sheep wool. Now displayed at StoneCircleWools :o)
Here are my latest batches of hand dyed rovings (polwarth and icelandic babes) and super soft and yummy pure merino superwash sock weight yarns, all displayed at All The Pretty Fibers :o) Flat international priority shipping in place!
These are my new batches of super soft (18.5micron) and smooth hand dyed merino-nylon superwash sock yarns in rich colorways, with a tight twist for extra durability, 3.5oz/440yds (100g/400m). Perfect not just for sock knitting but also for hats, gloves, scarves, babywear and for weaving projects! The yarns are now displayed in my etsy store AllThePrettyFibers :o)