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Here’s the list;

  1. Batts – Red, Orange/Yellow and Purple options have been added.
  2. Hand Dyed Blended Tops – I have some new bases to work with on custom order and will have a few ready to go stock items available too. The bases are; BFL/Trilobal, BFL/Silk, Merino/Bamboo, Merino/Nylon (great for socks, not so great for felt making), Merino/Silk and Merino/Tencel. Colours fresh in stock are BFL/Sparkle Bluebell Woods and Merino/Tencel Malachite.
  3. Knitting Sundries – Stitch Holders to Cable needles and knitting calculators.
  4. New ZealandCorriedale – New Animal Shades in stock.
  5. Other Hand Dyed Tops include – Merino in After the Storm, BFL in Tourmaline and Anenome, Falkland in Dartmoor and After the Strom, Jacob in Bluebell Woods and Rusty Gate and finally Shetland in After the Storm.
  6. Sock Yarn Collection! Yes, it’s finally here and I have two bases to choose from. Other bases will follow later on.

You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.comfrom the date above. So mark your diary and come join me.

If you want to see more of the shop update details and see items in the ‘flesh’ so to speak. Check out my next podcast episode at www.dreaminginfibre.blogspot.com

Sara x

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Next Update Due: 7th June 2013.

Website buy here - http://www.sarastexturecrafts.com/blue-faced-leicester—-hand-dyed-fleece-5641-p.asp from as little as 10g.

Etsy buy here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/107326597/blue-faced-leicester-fleece-hand-dyed?ref=shop_home_active 50g only.

DaWanda buy here - http://en.dawanda.com/product/44389138-Blue-Faced-Leicester-Fleece-50g-176oz-BLUEBELL 50g only.

Blue Face Leicester is a wonderful British breed, believed to have come originally from Hexham, Northumberland. The fibre is soft and has a small crimp effect that can give a slight texture to your work. It also has a lovely natural shine, so is wonderful when hand dyed. Great for spinners, felt makers,doll makers and textile artsits… I think you will find this fibre wonderful to work with.


Here’s the list;
 

  1. Romney Marsh – Variegated fleeces are available for purchase. Romney is wonderful to dye, spin, felt and embellish with.
  2. Hand Dyed Fleeces – I have the start of 2013 dye batches to hit the shop; BFL, Gotland, Gotland Cross, Teeswater/Kerry Hill Cross. More will follow as the temperature warms up and increases washing production.
  3. Hand Dyed Knops – I have a big bag of natural knops waiting to be dyed, so there will be a few more colourways to add to this over the year.
  4. Limited Edition Batts – I’m carding to order now, so the first colourway options are up and ready to order. Over the next few months, I will add to these.
  5. Hand Dyed Tops – Just a few left from the Somerset Guild Talk, so make sure to grab what you can and then use the custom order listing to schedule dye batches just for you.
  6. Texture Boxes – I have some new boxes made up and waiting for you.


You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.com from the date above. So mark your diary and come join me.

If you shop with me on Etsy, or DaWanda you will find a smaller update in the following weeks.

If you want to see more of the shop update details and see items in the ‘flesh’ so to speak. Check out my next podcast episode at www.dreaminginfibre.blogspot.com

Sara x
www.SarasTextureCrafts.com

Next Update Due: 3rd May 2013.

 

Recent trips to the farms have been fruitful and so there are some real gems to share with you today.

Local sourced tops I have the great pleasure of introducing my new range of ‘straight from the farm’ tops. These really beautiful and fine tops have been hand selected as fleeces, by me at my local farms to produce tops from. This way I can ensure the very best quality for you in top form and no blending with something sub-standard… and it shows! I have stunning black Wensleydale, which is so fine it would spin lace easily in a bitter chocolate black colour. Then I have four colours of Ryeland; Black, Grey, Oatmeal and Brown. Each of these has a wonderfully easy draft and will make some really wonderful yarns. Did I mention they’d be perfect for felt making too?!

Gotland Fleece– Some new clip fleeces are ready for the website. I have two of medium colour, which has great curl definition and overall shading. These will be available in multiple weight options. Gotland is wonderful to spin or felt. I also have some more dyed Tourmaline in stock!

Dyed Wensleydale Fleece– I have some new stock in new colourways available. These have been dyed on white and black Wensleydale options. This is the last of the clip until the next shear, so grab it while you can!

Prefelt 150g and 400g– I will be selling these natural prefelts in metre lengths and fat quarters. Prefelt is great for backing felted projects and also for using as fabric lengths of felt, once worked.

You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.comfrom the date above. So mark your diary and come join me.

If you shop with me on Etsy, you will find a smaller update on the same date.

Sara x

www.SarasTextureCrafts.com

Next Update Due: 5th of April 2013.

Don’t forget to come and see me at my next events! http://sarastexturecrafts.com/page/5172-events.aspx

A lovely day for hand dyed, the sky is clear and bright and it’s time for some colour in our lives!

Here’s the list of new product in this month’s shop update;

  • Batt Club – Batt club opened on the 7th of Feb and already I have a few customers. Thank you! There are still spots available so feel free to grab a spot.
  • Merino Shade Packs – I have put some new colours together that are inspired by some of my hand dyed colourways. You can buy from these, or use them as inspiration to make up your own selections from my solid Merino range.
  • Knops – I had people ask me to list knops in a natural shade, so that they could have a go at dyeing some up for themselves. Well from today this listing is now available for you.
  • Semi Solid hand dyed colourways – I dyed up the new shades on BFL and I think you will agree add some of the necessary greens and blue/purple that the original shade card missed. I am working on new colour options behind the scenes, so if you happen to be on Ravelry please post a comment on the ongoing – Colour wish list thread. Alternatively you can email me too.
  • Variegated colourways – I have a few braids left from the show, so these have been put on for the sale price of £4.75. Please grab these while you can.
  • Texture Boxes – if you saw me at Craft4Crafters then you will have seen these. They did very well for all of those felt makers and embellishers out there, as well as a few art yarn spinners. Admittedly there aren’t many left, but I am making the plastic boxes for some new packs over the next few weeks. I hope to have plenty more choice in the March update.
  • Finally, but by no means least I have Custom dye listings! These are a great opportunity to buy any colourway on any of the offered bases. The minimum order is 100g per colour, which is why you will have found the semi solids more expensive… normally I sell from stock in 50g batches. Please use these as your go to listing when I am short of hand dyed stock on the website. I dye every Tuesday and Thursday unless something crops up, so there shouldn’t be too long a turn around time frame. If I do get overloaded, or close to a big show I may take these out of stock for a short while, but they will be back as soon as I am more settled again.

 

You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.comfrom the date above. You will see a selection of these on the home page for this update.

Sale– I have new sale items, mostly discontinued fibre bases, like Suffolk. Do come grab what you can!

Sara x

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Next Update Due: 1st of March 2013.

Don’t forget to come and see me at my next events! http://sarastexturecrafts.com/page/5172-events.aspx

A much bigger update today, I have a few new ranges to present too!

 

Here’s the list;

 

You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.com. You will see a selection of these on the home page for this update.

Sara x

Next Update Due: 4th of January 2013.

Don’t forget to come and see me at my next events! http://sarastexturecrafts.com/page/5172-events.aspx

www.sarastexturecrafts.etsy.com

Today I listed hand dyed braids, fleece and semi-solids. I also listed threads and recycled sari silk fibres.

This is a small update compared to the update due on the 7th of December on my main website, www.sarastexturecrafts.com but I hope will give you plenty to drool over and buy in the meantime!

Sara x

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Shop Update 24th August 2012

Welcome to the next shop update!

 

Ok… time to list remaining stock from the Glastonbury Wool festival!

Here’s the list;

  • Hand Dyed Fleece– BFL, Cotswold and Romney
  • Hand Dyed Tops– Alpaca colours, BFL/Sparkle shades, with some more Cheviot, Shetland and BFL.
  • Batts – Limited Editions and bigga batt packs.
  • Hand Dyed Yarns – Sparkle bases, Flame Base update, Wool Aran Base update, Superwash Sock base and Silky base update.

You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.com. You will see a selection of these on the home page for this update.

Sara x

Next Update Due: 14th September!

Don’t forget to come and see me at my next events! http://sarastexturecrafts.com/page/5172-events.aspx

Shop Update 3rd August 2012 – from 9:30am- 10am

Welcome to the next shop update!

Ok… This is all about hand dyed product.

Here’s the list;

  • Hand Dyed Fleece – Wensleydale in Wildflowers and Tourmaline, Romney in Autumn, Gotland in Malachite and Tourmaline.
  • Hand Dyed Knops – Sea green and Malachite. Cotton knops in a mixed colourway too.
  • Hand Dyed Tops – Merino in Autumn (x2), BFL in Wildflowers (x1)
  • Hand Dyed Mawata – in colours Sea green, Sunrise, Tourmaline and earth Mother.

You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.com. You will see a selection of these on the home page for this update.

Sara x

Next Update Due: 24th August! This will include more fleeces and hand dyed tops.

Don’t forget to come and see me at my next events! http://sarastexturecrafts.com/page/5172-events.aspx

Shop Update 20th July 2012 – from 9:30am- 10am

Welcome to the next shop update!

Ok… This is all about fleece and yarn.

Here’s the list;

  • 3 Month Fibre Club – remaining spots now open on the shop!
  • Fleece – BFL (white and brown), Ryeland (medium, dark and black), Soay (fawn).
  • Hand Dyed Fleece – Gotland Fire Opal
  • Hand Dyed Yarn – BFL Superwash Aran in Precious Rock, Mucha and Flaa Leaves. Flame chunky yarn in Bohemia.
  • Knitting Pattern– Flame o’ Colour Cowl, to go with the Flame chunky yarn.

 

You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.com. You will see a selection of these on the home page for this update.

Sara x

Next Update Due: 3rd August! This will include more fleeces (depending on the weather for shearing) and hand dyed tops.

Don’t forget to come and see me at my next events! http://sarastexturecrafts.com/page/5172-events.aspx

Welcome to the next shop update!

Ok… Today is all about the hand dyed… a chance to grab braids and yarn this week.

Here’s the list;

  • Hand dyed Tops – I have 2 of most braids;
    • Cheviot Africa
    • Cheviot Dartmoor
    • Cheviot Precious Rock
    • Cheviot Sweet William
    • Cheviot Harlequinn
  • Handspun Yarn
    • Autumn Sparkle
    • Blackberry
    • Blaze
    • Caramel
    • Citrus Punch
    • Lagoon
    • Pansy
    • Peppercorns
    • Shetland Chocolate
    • Storm/Lagoon
    • Tropical Mango
    • Woodland Lurex
  • Hand dyed Mini Skeins – great for sock blankets or crochet squares and other small projects. Or can be used in embellishing, surface embroidery and so on…
    • Autumn
    • Berry
    • Blue Eyes
    • Blue
    • Daydream
    • Flamingo
    • Lavender
    • Oak
    • Persia
    • Rainbow
    • River
    • Sea Green
    • Spring Fresh
    • Summer Holiday
  • Knitting Pattern – Spiral Cowl.

You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.com. You will see a selection of these on the home page for this update.

Sara x

Next Update Due: 20th July! This will include more fleeces (depending on the weather for shearing) and hand dyed tops.

Don’t forget to come and see me at my next events! http://sarastexturecrafts.com/page/5172-events.aspx

Shop Update 29th June 2012 – from 9:30am- 10am

Welcome to the next shop update!

‘Wow’ you say… not only is she notifying me a day early, but she’s even put a time of upload on it! Yes, well… in light of the last week I’ve tried to give as much advance warning as possible. The reason being that braids in particular have been flying out of the shop leading to many emails and phone calls about what’s in the next update and what may have been missed. So in the interests of making things a little fairer and easier, I’m changing the way I update;

  1. Update days – You can find the dates of these at http://sarastexturecrafts.com/page/5172-events.aspx. I use Google calendar for my event diary. So if you have a Google account you can add specific events to your own calendar and set alarms if you wish…
  2. Update times – I will update the shop at 9:30 each update day and do my best to finish by 10am. If I cannot meet this time, I will add a notice to the event page.
  3. Stock – I will also try to update the diary with contents of each update as I get them ready. These will also be added to the news section of my website (links  on home page), which will also be added to social networking sites (facebook, twitter, ravelry, etc…) I will try to have this ready at least 1 day in advance of the update.
  4. Photos – I will try to make sure that instead of teasing you with photos of some of the product in the update, I will include all of them. That way if you miss something you will know what it looked like… and if you want to custom order then you know what to ask for. I will make my lists below match the order of the photos from top left to right and so on.
  5. Etsy – If you shop with me on Etsy too (http://www.etsy.com/shop/SarasTextureCrafts), then I will also be updating here at the same time. I will try to have the same stock levels and variety, but please note that my website is my main update priority.

I hope this helps?

I have also doubled my production capacity recently, so I am hoping to have more than 1 of each hand dyed item available. This means that there is now more chance to get your hands on something during an update. Remember so things go faster than others, so please try and keep an eye on the update news and events.

Ok… Today is all about the hand dyed… a chance to grab braids and fleece for spinning, or felt making.

Here’s the list;

  • Hand dyed Tops – I have 2 of most braids;
    • BFL Hyacinth
    • BFL Dartmoor
    • BFL Wildflowers (just 1)
    • BFL Nightfall (just 1)
    • FalklandFall Leaves
    • FalklandHarlequinn
    • Merino Autumn (just 1)
    • Merino Anemone (just 1)
    • Merino Pansy (just 1)
  • Hand dyed Fleece – these are easy to draft from in most cases. Where you have a curl and don’t want to make an art yarn, then you can card by hand (you can use a drum carder, but I recommend a quick comb by hand just to loosen the curls).
    • BFL Dartmoor
    • BFL Fall Leaves
    • BFL Nebula
    • Romney Marsh Malachite
    • Romney Marsh Fall Leaves
    • Romney Marsh Nebula
    • Romney Marsh Bluebell Woods
    • Romney Marsh Dartmoor
    • Romney Marsh Nightfall
  • Hand dyed Knops – great for felt making or spinning.
    • Tourmaline
    • Fall Leaves

You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.com, by selecting the hand dyed category from the shop menu bar. I have added this to the front page for this update.

Sara x

Next Update Due: 6th July! This will include more fleeces (depending on the weather for shearing) and stock (including yarns) left from both June shows (WSD Somerset Guild Fleece day and the Lace Guild Sale day).

Don’t forget to come and see me at my next events! http://sarastexturecrafts.com/page/5172-events.aspx

Shop Update 8th June 2012

Welcome to the next shop update! I’m a little bit early this week, as I updated on Thursday the 7th instead of Friday the 8th… the reason being that I’m out at the Crediton Spinning Group tomorrow afternoon and the rest of the day I shall be prepping for the show next week… of course I’m here if you need to contact me!

So it’s a short one this week, but hopefully plenty of fluff for you to play with!

Ok, here’s the list;

  • Custom Order of Tour de Fleece Prize colourway Yellow Jersey – you don’t need to be in the competition to buy an order, although you will need to enter for a chance to win one! Website orders will be dyed to order and turn around times will be dependant on stock and drying times.
  • Knit Patterns – I have a new free spin and knit project, called Blackberry bush headband. I am working on some more ideas from handspun yarns and I hope to release these later in the year.
  • Fleece – I have my first Wensleydale and Texel fleeces. I also have some hand dyed options in Shetland and Teeswater/Kerry Hill.

 

You can find all of these in the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.com

Sara x

Next Update Due: 29th June! This will include more fleeces (depending on the weather for shearing) and stock left from both June shows (WSD Somerset Guild Fleece day and the Lace Guild Sale day).

Don’t forget to come and see me at my next events as I’ll probably be showing exclusive new hand dyed shades! http://sarastexturecrafts.com/page/5172-events.aspx