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Archive for April, 2009

Close Up

First, I’d like to give a huge thanks to all who commented both on and off the blog. I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement – it means a lot to me!

A few people asked for some close up photos. Well, I’ve been waiting all week for a sunny day to take some pictures, so of course it’s been cloudy and drizzly (except for the one day I was not home). But I did find one shot that I took earlier:
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I am hoping that the next pictures I’ll have to share with you will be in an Etsy shop!

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Ninety-five rovings, twenty-four pounds, and one month later, here’s what I had……..

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This was the debut of Fibermorphosis ™ Artisan Dyed Fiber, and I am pleased to say that it was a success! Attendance at the event was down from prior years, but I still had good sales, and lots of encouraging comments from the shoppers. The past six weeks have been a whirlwind – huge fiber purchases, designing labels and marketing materials, creating a display, figuring out how to price and track inventory, spinning samples, and coming up with colorways and unique methods of dyeing fiber. Me being me, I couldn’t just dye it in the traditional color block method. Instead, I decided to play with the white space, leaving undyed portions that create highlights in the spun yarn, giving it depth and light. I could write a book on what I learned, and there is still lots more to come!

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Sometime soon, there will be a Fibermorphosis ™ blog and Etsy shop, with a website in the more distant future. In the meantime, there are a couple of product ideas that have to get out of my head and onto fiber, my gallery debut on May 1, and the Whidbey Island Fabulous Fall Fiber Sale in September. Stay tuned!

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