Friday, May 29, 2009

Phat Fiber

What on earth is Phat Fiber?

The Phat Fiber Sampler box is a way for independent fiber, yarn and related needlecraft companies and artisans to promote their products through a tactile goodie box that goes on sale once monthly.

I have joined Phat Fiber and will be contributing for the Months:
June (theme: Oceanic)
August (theme: County Fair)

I hope to have a coupon for the month of July.

Now for a sneak peak of my June contribution.
Superwash Merino
"Whirling Tides"
(most likely to have some driftwood or seaweed included)
"Coral Sunset"

Check out the Phat Fiber Etsy Shop for details on how to score our own box o'Phat Fiber!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The beginning of a fiber addiction

How on earth did this fiber addiction happen you ask?

October 2005: Nikobee discovered Etsy

Early 2006: Nikobee purchase a "Learn to Spin" drop spindle kit on Etsy

Late 2006: Nikobee purchase an Ashford Kiwi Spinning Wheel from The Upstairs Studio in LaPort, TX

meet my wheel: Earla

2007-2008: Earla pretty much sat motionless. I attribute this to being a new spinner, having some really bad fiber and lack of knowledge.

March 2009: I got the bug... I don't recall what inspired it but it happened. I decided I needed to use my investment (Earla) . I went to the TXOLAN Alpaca Show in Ft. Worth and purchased some New Zealand wool while I was there. I have always loved color and decided that I can do this... I can dye my own wool. There are some AMAZING resources out there for fiber so I got busy. First I dyed up a pound or two of fiber purchased locally... then I ordered 10lbs and I have been in the dye pots the past two weeks.

This blog will be an account of my journey and behind the scenes "how to" of my Etsy Shop