This dark color is named Sleepy Hollow. I have been working with a bunch of new dye colors lately, trying out the new Dharma dyes. Sleepy Hollow is full of deep dark secrets, and has me thinking about Headless Horsemen riding in the night.
This beauty was inspired by a customer, crazidazi, who suggested a pink colorway for Breast Cancer awareness
month. This seems particularly appropriate for me this year, as my father has been struggkling with treatment for neck cancer. He is, by the way, doing well. recovering now from the surgery and very intensive radiation and chemo and is visiting us this weekend to get a grandchild fix. I know that I am not talking about breast cancer here, but this is the first time the disease has touched my life in such a personal way.
So, I have decided to donate 30% of sales of this colorway, Peach Melba, to the American Cancer society
. This colorway will first be a available next week at the Shenandoah ValleyFiber Fest
. Don't forget to come see me in the dairy barn if you will be in the area. What cd be better? the Shenandoah in the fall, at leaf changing time, with fiber and yarn and animals? I'll be in booth 14. After i return, I'm planning to do a miniclub and will definitely be offering Peach Melba in both yarn and spinning Fiber.
So, where does one buy all of these new colorways? i just sent a nice big batch over to Sheri at The Loopy ewe
, so keep an eye out in the next few weeks if you can't get to the fiber fest next week. I'll be doing an etsy shop update on Friday, October 8th, after we do inventory following the show. Of course, I will have new colorways and fall colorways for that update, and will open the Yarn and Fiber Miniclub at that time.
To change the subject, did you receive my first newsletter
? My dear friend and high priestess of marketing, Laura of Blueswirly fame is cooking the next one up. in fact, there will be a coupon for those of you who will be visiting me at SVFF next weekend. I am very excited about this new way to interact with customers, and it looks great. Not surprisingly, considering who makes it:) Go here
if you want to sign up.
That's enough for now. need to go hang with my dad:)