Yes! Summer Dye Camp. I am pretty excited about this and will tell you all about it and Shannon’s new Busy Bees pattern and the roving special we are running.
Every year we have our annual barn sale which a few years ago we added a dye play day component to.
It’s great fun!
However, it is not a class but more of dip your toes into the very edge of the dyeing experience. Each year I promise I will do more dye events and hold classes and well life has kind of gotten in the way of that happening. I have decided this is my summer to jump right into the dye vat and get this color party started!
Since it is summer and I do love camps and anything campy we are going to start a Blue Moon Dye Camp!!! Yay!!!
I love dyeing and color and fiber.
A part of that passion for me is the sharing of it (along with my knowledge and years of experience of all that is fiber and color) with other like-minded, possessed souls. I have really missed teaching quite a bit so I might be just a little excited!!!
As I was planning all of this and thinking of what I wanted to start with and how to make it all happen I decided to rustle up my trusty class/teaching notebook. In doing so, I realized just how long I have been doing all of this. I had not really thought of it in awhile, but it has easily been 17 years and probably closer to 20, since I started this little color/fiber journey. It was a staggering realization.
So far I have 5 sessions with varying themes from dye basic and technique to gradients and shibori. You can read all about each of them in the dye descriptions on the camp page.
I did my level best to keep the cost as affordable possible, while also making sure I got paid. It turns out this a bit hard for me. Never in a million years would I have thought I undervalued myself, like never, ever. But… after everyone I ran all of this by kept coming back with the same feedback that ~ hey Tina, this is not enough~ and I kept getting all squirrelly, if finally hit me. At 59 it sure does looks like I might still have some self esteem issues to work through. I know…go figure. I am sure a little color therapy will help!
I hope you will join me on this new color adventure of ours!
Shannon sent out the 1st hint on the Farmer’s Market MKAL this week and I see that a fair amount of you are casting on. I can’t wait to see all of the combo’s all knit up.
If you are a little late to the MKAL party we are doing our best to get you your yarns asap!! The coupon code for that is good until July 15th.
Shannon is up to a whole lot of knit goodness this summer. Have you seen her League of Busy Bees. If not you should totally check it out. It’s pretty wonderful and quite the deal. She just released another pattern for her Busy Bees in one of my favorites of our yarns Yaksi Fingering. She also knit the sample in a color that she and I both have big love for Fruity Loopies. I think Fruitly Loopies looks extra wonderful on our Yaksi Fingering. Since Yaksi starts out a little grey it deepens the effect of all of those super bright hues.
I do love a shawl that so beautifully shows off a colorway distinctly different stitch patterns. Thank you Shannon for another wonderful (hehe, pun intended) design!
Oh… almost forgot there is a discount code that Shannon gives you for our Yaksi when you purchase.
What colorway in Yaksi would you use?
Remember that on July 15th the Rockin’ Sock Club coupon code changes from a 20 % discount to a 15% percent discount. You will find the code in the January dyer’s notes at the end.
We have a few prize winners from our last contest we have not heard from. If you could please email firstname.lastname@example.org
#1 Prize: Coloring Book
#6 Prize: 1 skein of STRL Wonderful goodness
#8 Prize: Silk / Wool Scarf painted
Last but most certainly not least, in honor of Tour de Fleece, we have s free roving specials. We have also added a few new rovings to the line-up for awhile.
Here are the new ones:
We have also marked down our beloved Polwarth and Merino/Yak to 27.oo for a few weeks.
Okay I have to now go wrangle with Sears about a washer they sold me that does not work which means we have to use the one in the house to spin out all of the yarn. Yeah!!! I have spent a good part of the week dealing with this which is a little sad cause I was going to make new colorways. I have a Hamilton series brewing in my head and I need to get it onto yarn. Are you possessed by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton? I totally am. Our whole family is actually and we are car singers so… . If you are one of the Hamilton possessed and you want to weigh in a colorway names and hues do let me know in the comments.
Have a lovely weekend!