Bellefeathers! 21 February 2008

Announcing Ring Your Bells! The Bellwether's Fabulous Fiber Club! You'll get a monthly packet of spinning fibers, spinning notes or a knitting pattern, and a free goody each month. Currently open to Rhyme Times subscribers, the remaining slots will open to everyone Tuesday, February 26th at 9 am Pacific Time.

Coinciding with that, The Rhyme Times is changing formats -- you can subscribe for 1/2 ounce or 1 ounce samples of fiber to arrive about every 2 months -- as soon as I have four new colors, the samples are sent out. The first issue includes Purple Passion (shown here), Barn Dance, Rhiannon's Fire, and Marakesh.

Other related Crosspatch Creations/Three Bags Full news ... with the rise in feed, hay, dyes, and shipping, fiber prices will be going up; all new blends will be $19.50/4 ounces.

You may remember the lovely shot of bags of raw fleece in the last Bellefeathers ... lovely roving is coming back to me now! I've put together a Mill Sampler of Zeilinger rovings, featuring NZ Halfbreed, Merino/Finn, California Red, and Black Welsh Mountain Lamb. They are also available individually in 4 ounce packets.

In spindle news, Natalies are now on the website, including a new wood that will only be available in a limited run of about 6-8 Natalies: Argentinian Ivorywood.

And coming next ... real USA raised, combed, and de-haired Cashmere clouds ... more Shetland Kits from Thistlehill Farms ... and a few more Forresters, his Geometric series!

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