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Shipping Deadlines

The holidays are fast approaching! In order for Delivery by Christmas, the deadlines for ordering are December 12th for Domestic Standard Shipping and December 19th for USPS Priority Mail shipping.

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HipStrings Studio Now Open

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HipStrings Studio Now Open

We are pleased to announce that we've officially opened our commercial studio and we've opened it up to the public.  So if you ever find yourself in the PIttsburgh area, come check us out!  We host an Open Studio the first Saturday of most months (except May and September), a weekly craft night on Thursdays from 6-9 pm or contact us and we'll set up a special time for you or your group. Learn more about our location and how to find us at Visit Us! and keep on top of latest events by checking out our calendar.  We are very...

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Nentes Plantarum SAL HipStrings Colorways Available!

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Okay, we've teased you a little, and now it's time to share the colorways I developed for this SpinAlong. https://hipstrings.myshopify.com/collections/nentes-plantarum-sal Each listing has photos of the same example braid photographed against a neutral gray and a white background.  I have a supply of the base fiber in stock and fiber will be dyed to order.  I will try my best to keep an estimated shipping window in each product listing.  If per chance I run out of the base, I will order more and fulfill orders as soon as possible - it takes about 3-4 weeks for us to get...

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Nentes Plantarum Spinalong

SAL The Homestead Hobbyist

Nentes Plantarum Spinalong (Spinning Plants Spinalong) You may have noticed, HipStrings and The Homestead Hobbyist like each other. Like, BFF like each other. We’ve supported each other over the years both professionally and personally, bounced ideas off one another, shared our thoughts on fiber and equipment suppliers, and bought so much of the other’s fiber that it’s a bit ridiculous. And now, we’re taking our friendship to the next level: We’re collaborating together for a spinalong this fall! We worked together to design a custom blend of fiber: Polwarth/Natural Tussah Silk/Flax 62.5/25/12.5. The natural, unbleached tussah and flax gives the...

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It's a very blue Friday!

In the quest to create the perfect collection of colors, sometimes I have to admit that a blend isn't fulfilling the vision I originally had for it.  Nik also says I shouldn't add any more colors to the Buoy line-up.  So we're saying goodbye to Pine, Bay and Breeze in order to welcome Spruce, Depths and Sky.   We're also introducing a new color in our Superfine Merino/Yak/Silk blend - Serene! A new addition to our line of Merino/Tussah Silk/Flax blends is Scrub Jay - very similar to the now discontinued Blue Jay, but with that little bit of Flax...

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