What’s Black, Small & Electronic?

Happy Holidays, Everyone!
It’s that fun, hectic, zany, how-am-I-ever-going-to-get-it-all-done time of year again! (Say that three times in a row without twisting your tongue!)
Sound complicated? Nahhh…just the opposite. Remember those little sheep ninjas? Well, we’re they’re back, and they’ve got ya covered. Trust us….you’re gonna want to bookmark this post for the coming weekend! Our ninjas will simply simplify things for you.

Black Friday Sale
We will have all our Fifty Shades of Gradient™ cakes (both 4oz and 7oz) on sale at 25% off on Friday, November 24. Use discount code BLKFRI17 at checkout.

Visit our One Skein Wonders and Big A$$ Skein project bundles on Ravelry for ideas.

Small Business Saturday Sale
We will have all our Atenti and our custom Holly Aiken Baaathsheba bags on sale at 25% off on Saturday, November 25. Use discount code SMBIZ17 at checkout.

Learn more about Holly Aiken’s small, local business hollyaiken.com and Stitch here.

Soxy Sunday Sale
If a three-day sale wasn’t crazy enough, we’ve decided to add a fourth day of savings. Since the weather is cooling down and makers love to take portable projects with them as they travel for the holidays, we will have all our Studio Sox on sale at 25% off on Sunday, November 26. Use discount code SOXYSUN17 at checkout.

This sock yarn’s NOT just for socks, y’all! While we love the Broad Spiral Rib Socks pattern, we also love utilizing Studio Sox for smaller shawl projects like the Wild & Free Shawl.

Cyber Monday Sale
In anticipation of our January 2018 Sweater KAL, we will have all our Walkabout – Fingering, Merino Bamboo – Fingering, and Patterns on sale at 25% off on Monday, November 27. Use discount code CYBER17 at checkout.

This is the perfect time to stock up for all your large-project needs such as generously-sized shawls/wraps (including Find Your Fade & Starting Point Wrap) and sweaters/cardigans (like Granito, Winter Wheat, Tegna & Sunshine Coast).

Let Them Eat Cake Choose
Want to give a gift of color or texture or pleasure? Want to gift the “play” in color play kits but aren’t sure what your loved one already has in his/her stash? Give them a gift card, The Fibre Studio Gift Card to be precise, and let them choose! What a great way to show you care AND ensure they get exactly what they crave. We have gift cards in increments to fit any budget.Want a Gift Card for yourself? Just forward this email to YOUR loved ones as a BIG FLUFFY HINT to show what you’d like to see in your stocking, under your Hanukkah bush, or in your holiday cracker, etc. If someone you love forwarded you this email, they want you to join the “Nice List” and buy them a gift card! *Wink.

Dyeus Interruptus
Please Note: Our dyeing studio will temporarily hibernate after November 30. We will not take any new dyeing orders during the month of December as we sell existing inventory, restock supplies, update our website, and plan our holiday time with family. We will pick back up after the new year. Our retail space will still be open during regular business hours in December through the 22nd.

Disclaimer: All sales, promotions, and discount codes offered herein are valid ONLY on the dates specified above. These offers cannot be combined with any other sales or discounts or be used on clearance merchandise. These discounts cannot be redeemed on previously-purchased items.

Want to know what we’re deweing? Pop in to see our studio wörks on Ravelry, Facebook, and Instagram as well as on our website at thefibrestudio.com

Peaceful stitching, shopping, and being with those you love, y’all!
The Ewe Crew

Color Matters

Hi Everyone,

We want to send out a big thank you to all of our World Wide Knit in Public Day visitors. Saturday saw a lovely crowd on-hand here at the studio to sit, spin, chat, knit, and enjoy other makers’ company. We drew names for several giveaways; however, like Elvis, some folks had already left the building so we will be contacting those winners about their prizes.

Color Matters

This week we are going to talk about color because, let’s face it, color DOES matter. Most of us have a palette within which we are comfortable. Perhaps we have consulted a color expert at some point and were told we are an autumn or a winter, etc., and we have strictly conformed to those criteria. Many of us would like to branch out…experiment…live a little. Here are a few interesting factoids about yarn and color:

  • Seventy percent (70%) of yarnies buy the same color(s) shown in a pattern photo or in a shop sample.
  • Color can evoke both emotional and physiological responses and may impact mood, hunger, energy/fatigue, and a sense of space.
  • Color often represents season, team spirit, or even familial coats of arms.
  • The term for fear of color is chromophobia.

Many yarnies are uncomfortable when a new palette is suggested to them; others just cannot envision a completed project in a color not pictured. Because most LYS owners simply cannot afford to have a sample made in every color way or all the latest projects, here are a few tips to help match projects with color ways, which are not necessarily available as a sample.

  1. Identify projects you like based on criteria other than color (e.g. overall shape, size, stitch types, flexibility with style, skill level, et al).
  2. Seek shop samples or other project photos, which have traits similar to the project you have identified to see what those items look like in other dye types (how the color is applied). Are those projects that appeal most to you completed in gradients, tonals, natural, or speckled yarns?
  3. Seek a yarn base, which is appropriate for the project (e.g. yarn weight, texture, fiber make-up, and season).
  4. After you have identified a dye type and a yarn base, select those color ways that most attract you or look best with your complexion. Do NOT be afraid to hold a skein up next to your face in front of a mirror. Ask to see other project samples in those color ways if they are available–even if they are not in the same yarn base.
  5. Follow this formula:
    pattern + dye type + yarn base + color way = PERFECT PROJECT FOR YOU

We’ve included project photos of Match & Move by Martina Behm in three different color combinations as an example of color flexibility. This one project demonstrates three very different color personalities.

Just remember, even though color matters, it’s not something to fear. So…what’s the next chapter of your color story?

Happy…and colorful…stitching, y’all!

Save Big When You Shop “Small”

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

“It’s no longer Thanksgiving,” you say. Ohhhh, but it is! It’s always Thanksgiving around The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For. We live, work, and play with an attitude of gratitude. Our families, friends, and fiber community (both near and extended) are always reasons to feel joy and thanksgiving.

That being said, even though we are spending some much needed time with our families, we know you may be out energetically shopping for YOUR loved ones. Therefore, we are participating in Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday via our online shop by offering 25% off our regularly-priced patterns and hand-dyed yarns…but only via our eShop and only Saturday through Monday. Just use coupon code SMALLISBIG25 during the checkout process.

Our sale includes all our customer favorites: Fifty Shades of Gradient, SW Merino – Fingering, Merino Bamboo – Fingering, Cashmere Silk – Fingering, Color Play Kits, Freckles – Fingering, Walkabout – Fingering, and Roving. We’ve even included our Fibre Studio Exclusives like our Keep Pounding Yarn Club, The Doodler Shawl Kit, Mosaic Stitch Kits, and Peruvian Tweed.

And, if you’re looking for those very special bargains, please take a look at our inventory-reduction Sale Sale Sale for totally “twisted” savings on fiber kits, purse accessories, and soft- and hard-back pattern books…most of which are on sale at 50% off.

Many of our regular customers visit our “petite” retail space and often forget the entire range of color ways and fiber choices we offer because we don’t always have every option on our shelves. If you haven’t taken the time to peruse our eShop lately, now is a great time to do so. Remember: If we don’t have it in stock, we WILL dye it for you.

This three-day cyber sale is over at 11:59pm on Monday, November 28.

Peaceful stitching and being with those you love, y’all!