Exploration Pre-Order June 2018
Pre-Orders have closed for this quarter. Check back in mid-September for the next fiber selection; sign up for the newsletter to get the alerts!
This quarter's Exploration offering is Polwarth/Bluefaced Leicester/Baby Camel 50/33/17. This blend should be soft and decadent. All three components bring soft soft soft to the mix; the Polwarth will add bounce, the Bluefaced Leicester will bring a little sleek luster to the blend, and the Baby Camel will bring some warm to your finished garment. I imagine this blend will make excellent cowls, mitts, wraps--or even sweaters, for those who need that extra warmth in the winter. The naked blend will be a soft brown, which will add a lot of depth to any colors dyed on it. The Bluefaced Leicester in the blend is brown, and the Baby Camel is a light brown.
Select your colorway and quantity above. You can order multiple colorways by adding one colorway to your cart, and then coming back and adding another. Each unit (1) represents a 4-ounce bump; ordering four is 1 pound of fiber, and ordering 10 would be 2.5 pounds of fiber.
If you select "Other," please include your colorway request in the comments box during checkout. I may need to follow up with you to ensure I can dye what you are requesting. If you can, please contact me before you order to discuss dyeing any colorways not listed above.
Examples of colorways shown on this page have not been dyed on the Exploration base, because it has never been offered before. Colorways will look different batch to batch and on different bases.
Please keep any pre-orders separate from ready-to-ship orders in your cart; make your pre-order and your ready-to-ship order two separate orders. If you submit an order that contains both pre-order fiber and ready-to-ship fiber, your ready-to-ship fiber will not be shipped until the pre-order fiber has been received and dyed.
Pre-ordering is available now for this first round, and orders will need to be complete by 6 July. This should give everyone enough time to consider fiber and colorway options and contact me with any questions or special requests. I will order fiber on 7 July; I’ll get the fiber, dye, and start shipping in late August. Orders should all be dyed and shipped before the next quarter’s pre-orders open in mid-September.
The mill can take 4-6 weeks to process an order (although it is often less time), and dyeing may take several weeks depending on where your order is on the list. Orders will be dyed in the order they were received (if you order first, I will dye yours first). I will keep people up to date about the status of that quarter’s fiber through the newsletter (so be sure to sign up).
What If I Want Different Fiber?
If you would like a base other than the 4 that are being offered, just contact me. In most cases, the minimum order for a base that is not on that quarter’s offering will be 1 pound (either dyed or undyed). I can even order fiber for you that I don’t have on my list of bases; just let me know what you’re thinking and we can discuss the options!