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Color dreams do come true!!

Introducing Marmalade Dreams!! Valor Wells, stunning Spring Summer Collection

and also… the collaboration between her and Blue Moon to introduce yarns that have been dyed to match her palette and pattern design!!!!

 

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So… I have been dreaming for awhile (years) of creating color schemes based of fabric designer launches. There are so many fabric designers whose work I love and respect. I have always thought that dyeing yarn to within the palette and pattern scheme would be a great cross platform design opportunity for us knitters, crocheters, weavers, quilters and sewists.  There just seemed to me to be such a rich and varied canvas to work within. I mentioned this idea of mine in February of this year to the oh so talented Valori Wells ( such a creative and talented designer) in Sisters Oregon ( yes, THAT Valori Wells!!! )

 

 

Anyway she was as over the moon about this concept as I was and it was something she had also dreamed of.

Creative dreamers do find each other!

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Anyway this Spring and this lovely collection mark her 40th collection!! I know…amazing! I am thrilled to be working with Valori on this project. It is still a work- in -progress. We are swatching and adjusting color, naming them and all the good things!  Valori will have it for sale at her store Stitchin’ Post in Sisters Oregon. If you are one of my yarns stores you can purchase these and we will most likely also be selling it! We will be at Quilt Market in May here in Portland with it! Yay!!!!

Okay stay tuned, there will be so very much more!

I need to post this an go feed the dog or she is going to burst something and then I am going to have to clean it up.

Valori I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity to work with you!

Truly a dream come true!!

Also I feel like I have made a lifelong friend which I so cherish!

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May the Fourth Be With You!

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I am a HUGE Star Wars fan, nerd, geek, freak…whatever you want to call it. So this is one of my days! And add in the May release of the new movie that looks to be packed with all kinds of wonder. I’m so excited. Solo!!!! Seriously!!!  Okay so with all of this love it’s quite amazing that I do not have one Star Wars colorway, not a one my friends. What is with that. I think my love is so huge I’m a little afraid of not doing it justice and letting my Star War heroes down… maybe? I going with that, it feels right.  Obviously this needs to be rectified and equally as obvious is that I’m going to need some help. So my knitterly  friends who are maybe as Star War obsessed ( you know you are) as I am ~ let’s do this.

Please in the comments section here share with me one of your fav Star Wars movies, moments, heroes, villans….anything goes. I will need a description that shares what speaks to you so I can capture that in color with yarn. I would like to release these before the movie comes out so… we do not have a whole lot of time. ( I do not have a whole lot of time.) Actually…I just remembered I have done a Vader colorway! We will not discuss that this is the only one I have done. It says nothing about me at all! ( lol) It was for Eat Sleep Knit.  Anyway… .

Please share. If I pick yours to create you will get a skein of what we come up with together!! Yay!! I have a full dye staff now so this will happen!!! If you do not want to comment you can send me an email at info@bluemoonfiberarts.com. Please title it Star Wars in the subject line of the email. Thanks for your creative input! I so appreciate it! I do love creating color together. If we could get these in by Wednesday of htis coming week that would be all kinds of awesome!

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Maryland Sheep and Wool is upon us. Who is going?? I so wish I was. One of these days! I have been getting photos of the booth all day. The Buffalo Wool Co and Toni have done an amazing job setting everything us an making the yarn we dyed look beautiful!!

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I could NOT love this more!! Toni and Ron and Theresa are some of the best people I know. So generous and kind and funny and kinda sassy and…the list goes on and on. What a power trio!! I am a lucky dyer indeed!

We sent so much wonderful yarn! I hope everyone has a wonderful show and all kinds of sheepy fun!

A few other tidbits!!

Price increase on the following as of next Friday May 11th.

Targhee Worsted:  36.00
Targhee Bulky:      36.00
Super Sparkle:       25.00
Tigger:                     25.00
Single Silk Targhee:   36.00
Super Targhee          30.00

RSC: My dear notorious friends if you have not downloaded or accessed your pattern from RAV you patter if you could please do so soon. We noticed that there was some browser issues with Firefox. I just downloaded it and  then hit the link and it all worked fine. Of course you can also use another browser.

School of Yarn: We have had some internet issues this week. Thank you Century Link. Don’t even get me started on this.  Anyway most of them shipped this week the rest will ship early nest week and you should all have your pdf’s!! Oh Silkworm!

I will be at Stash  on Corvalis next Saturday the 12th from noon until 4 with a small pop-up and some samples and my very opinionated self. I would LOVE to see you! Please come by and hang out and see what we are up to. If you have knits to share I would LOVE to see them!

Check out the top scroll bar for my not-so-secret anymore project I have been working on with oh, so creative and lovely Valori Wells!

Both of our beloved Blue Moon team goddesses Karen Alfke and Maggie Baird have birthdays this weekend! Maggie’s is today and Karen’s is on Sunday!!  Happiest of birthday dear lovely friends!!!

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Happy Birthday ladies!!! All love!!