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New Product - Merino Yak Bulky

New Product - Merino Yak Bulky

We just added our hand dyed Merino Yak Bulky in gorgeous semi-solids! You'll have to believe me that this is incredibly squishy and soft!  Only 3 shades are up now, but we'll be bringing more to the shop - maybe when the weather is a little bit more conducive for bulky knits!

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Wishlist!

I absolutely love window shopping when it comes to fiber and yarn - and I'm sure many of you do too!   If you create an account on the website, you'll now have the ability to add items to your wishlist and they'll be saved for your perusal later when you sign back in.  

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Spindle Characterization

spindles spinning

Spindle Characterization

Since you may be asking, which spindle is right for me? Here's a brief description of the five sizes and how they may be typically used.Sirocco - smallest at 1.125" inches, very fast, but short spin time (typically 30 seconds) - great for thin cotton singles, silk (I've been spinning mawatas on mine and love it for quickly putting twist into predrafted fiber), cashmere, yak, camel down - anything you want superfine.Mistral - 1.25", more of an all-purpose spindle for fine singles, great for cotton, and other short staple fibers such as merino, cashmere, yak, camel and fibers that need...

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Welcome!

Wow!  This is a big step, opening up our own storefront - moving out from underneath the skirts of Etsy.  We'll still have a presence there - but here is where all the real excitement will be. We're looking forward to expanding our selection of fiber, yarn and tools for the fiber arts and showcasing them all here.   Thanks for joining us and your continued support. I also plan on blogging more regularly and I'll be reposting some of our more opinionated/educational posts from hipstrings.blogspot.com

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