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Final Tour de Fleece yarn… Not a huge haul of yarn, but a pretty little skein and mini skein combo.

Top - hand dyed Shetland and grey Shetland 144m/48g 4ply (std 2ply technique)

Middle - 32m/2g lace

Bottom - 17m/1-2g lace

The mini skeins are plied Andean to capture how the hand dyed colour might work on its own. Both could be used as a lighter weight edging to a knit project with the main yarn.

So how should I proceed with the Kal part of my Ravelry group SAL/KAL* competition? Well in all honesty, I’m really not sure… I want to make something for Darrin (D). D has supported me through everything I have been through in the last few months and so it seems only right that I treat him. As I’ll be knitting the final project in the evenings… and probably in his presence, I thought I ought to ask what he might like. After ‘cooing’ over the fact that the yarn is for him (he has been eyeing it up on my spindle!), D mentioned he’d love a lighter weight hat as his other hats are quite ‘winter’ heavy. A hat it is then! Just gotta find a pattern, or decide on making one up! What’s your favourite light weight hat?

Finally I thought I’d mention that I will be taking fleece and new fluff product to Fibre East this coming weekend… so if you fancy your very own ‘Roving Bon-bon ball’, or a ‘just shorn’ fleece, check me out!

Sara x

Website: www.SarasTextureCrafts.com http://www.sarastexturecrafts.com/- Ashford Agent and fibre artist/supplier.


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*Sal/kal – spin along/knit along.

Fibre-East

I will be in the main hall with a selection of fibre and yarn stash!

If you want to place an order to pick up at the show please pay for these at least 1 week before, so that I have time to prepare it. Thank you.

When
Sat 27 Jul – Sun 28 Jul 2013
Where
Redborne Community College, Ampthill, Bedford (map)

Sara x

www.sarastexturecrafts.com

This weekend I will be at Wonderwool Wales, so I will post as much info as possible over teh next few days about the stock I’m taking. In the meantime here are the show details…

Wonderwool Wales

When: 27 – 28 Apr 2013

Where: Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys. LD2 3SY (map)

Stall: U5 just by the dinning hall!

Hope to see you there!

Sara x

www.sarastexturecrafts.com

First of all a big, big thank you to all who came out for craft4crafters at WestPoint this last week, I had a wonderful time meeting you all and was so very pleased with the very warm reception my stand took. I have put a deposit down for next year and have asked to put on a few workshops too… so fingers crossed 2014 craft4crafters will be even more felt, fibre and fun!

If you are looking for something like what you bought at the show and can’t find it on the website, then please email me. The chances are I am preparing it for the shop update on the 8thof Feb, or I’m ordering/making more!

When I next podcast I will make sure to feature details from the show so you can see how things went. I have taken lots of video, so I just need a moment or two to sit down and edit it together.

I also plan to blog a few purchases I made in my continued bid to promote other small business independents. I didn’t get chance to buy a lot, but what I bought I love and so want to share.

 

Ok, so it’s that time already and I have opened Fibre Club 2 2013! You can find the remaining spots on the website at www.sarastexturecrafts.com and on Etsy at www.sarastexturecrafts.etsy.com. There are limited spots left after the newsletter group bought theirs and I decided to open a few more spots.

I hope everyone is having a lovely week? I’m off to get a head start on some of this paperwork and ordering… then I need to settle down to spend my evening spinning for Wonderwool in April!

Sara x

www.sarastexturecrafts.com

That’s right I will be at http://www.craft4crafters.co.uk/ from Thursday to Saturday this week. So please pop by to grab your fibre at 2012 prices.

Craft4Crafters Stall 56

Demo: needle felting and decorating felt.

Stock: feltmaking and spinning product and kits.

Cash or cheques payments only. I will be trying out a new card gadget, but please be prepared just in case it doesn’t work!

See you there!

Sara x

www.sarastexturecrafts.com

Finally hand dyed some hand-rolled felt beads for my bunting project… Hoping I can get them dry for later thus weekend so I can finish sewing! @craft4crafters #show (at www.sarastexturecrafts.com)

Demo: Spindle spinning (and possibly needle felting).

Stock: yarns, fibre, fleece and gifts!

Cash or cheques payments.

If you need to pick up an order, please let me know 3 days in advance with full payment. This will ensure I have enough time to process.

When
Sat Aug 18 – Sun Aug 19, 2012
Where

Town Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset (map)

http://glastonburywoolfestival.co.uk/

Open to all! Read below for details…

Fleece Sale and Open Day

Saturday 14th July 2012

America Hall, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PX

10am until 3pm

Entrance £1 for non-Guild members

 

Fleece Sales – including Alpaca, Romney, and Shetland.  Also supplies of other fibres and dyestuffs.  Demonstrations of weaving, spinning, and dyeing.

All welcome, do join us.

Refreshments – tea, coffee and cakes!!

 

Sara’s Texture Crafts Stall

Demo: Spindle spinning, if I’m not knitting.

Stock: yarns and fibre! Cash or cheques payments.

If you need to pick up an order, please let me know 3 days in advance with full payment. This will ensure I have enough time to process.

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Wow, what a week!

A big think you to everyone who kept me busy dyeing last week, despite being a boiler ring down… Orders are out or packed for tomorrow’s post run. I should also thank Makro for having a great customer service and replacing said boiler ring without a quibble. I’ll test the new one on a couple of custom dye orders this coming week, while I photograph stock for this coming Fridays (29th) shop update.

We have a wonderful time at the Devon Lace Teachers Guild Day yesterday. This was an ‘open to all’ sale at Exeter Racecourse. It was great to meet new faces and to say hello to fellow stall holders I’ve met on occasion at other textile shows. It was also wonderful to see all of that stunning lace work!

After the show we rushed home to scrub up for a Wedding reception in the evening… We had great fun and Darrin really restrained himself over the hog roast… I was proud… Bless him!

This afternoon I plan to do nothing more than sit on the sofa, knit and watch podcasts!

Hope you are all having a great weekend too?
Sara x

Wow, what a wonderful day we’ve had… A big thank you to the Somerset Guild for having us show as part of the line up for today’s fleece day. They worked very hard at putting things together and demonstrating everything from wool combs to lace knitting… D enjoyed the cake and tea!

I would have liked to have taken a picture if the stall, but as soon as we came in it was a bit of a blur… I’ve almost lost my voice!

I did grab some fleece though… Always thinking of our shop stock (and fleece club!), so watch the shop for news of new fluff as I get it listed.

I need to work on some more batts and hand dyed fluff for next week’s Lace Guild meet (open to all). Tgat will keep me busy! Having said that if you need anything you saw on the stall that’s not yet on the site drop me a line…

I hope everyone is having a lovely Sarurday? I’m off to put my feet up and ignore the football!

Sara x
www.sarastexturecrafts.com

Don’t forget to come and find me tomorrow! I will be taking a small selection of hand dyed fibre, fleece and yarn.

Open to all… 10:30 - 3pm

Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall, Village Road, Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset .

See you there!

Sara x

www.sarastexturecrafts.com

Somerset Fleece Fair

I will be taking a small selection of hand dyed fibre, fleece and yarn.

If you need to pick up an order, please let me know 3 days in advance with
full payment. This will ensure I have enough time to process. 

When
Sat 16 Jun 10:30 – 15:00
Where
Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall, Village Road, Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset.

While this is a guild meeting I do believe it is open to non-members…. So come along, meet the guild and fill your bags with goodies!

Sara x

www.sarastexturecrafts.com

 
 
This is a monthly podcast by Sara’s Texture Crafts.
 
Thank you to new and existing viewers, I hope you enjoy the show!

Photo by Geoff & Tordis Pagotto
 
In this episode I discuss my trip to the Devon County Show. I take this trip as a vendor this year and so I wanted to share this with you, in hope to give you an idea of what a show is like from behind the scenes.

 
This is the first time I have been to a show of this size and particularly a non-wool, or craft specific show. I admit I was nervous and for a few good reasons… would I sell any thing? Would I do the Westcountry Crafts Marquee justice?
 
After a stressful set up day, the show itself was an amazing experience. Darrin (who helped me… thank you) and I had lots of interest and I had my photo taken for the show’s website http://devoncountyshow.co.uk/photo-gallery (I think I’m on page 41). I also had an interview and photo taken for the Crediton Courier, which is my local paper.

 
I must give a big thank you to everyone who came to see us, and those who stumbled upon us… each of you made the show very special.
 
For those of you who couldn’t make it, I hope you enjoy my video diary.

 
Until Next time, keep Dreaming in Fibre!
Sara x

 
 
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Guest Star – Darrin (my trusty side-kick)
 
 
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