Versatile Pre-Order January 2019
This round's Versatile offering is Southdown/Dorset Horn/Mulberry Silk 50/25/25. Jillian Moreno featured this blend, dyed in the Deepwood colorway, in the Winter issue of Ply: Socks. Several spinners enjoyed spinning this blend in this summer's #hhsockalong on Instagram, and one spinner won a blue ribbon at the Fair here in Washington for spinning Poison Skies on this blend and knitting socks!
It's also an awesome blend for sweaters or other hard-wearing garments: Southdown and Dorset Horn are both felt-resistant, bouncy, and sturdy. The addition of silk adds more strength, plus a sleek sheen. It would be absolutely amazing spun woolen and cable-plied into a fat, round sweater yarn, or spun tight and worsted to make a bouncy, sturdy sock yarn!
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. (I prefer separate orders, however; keeping track of half of an order for a few months can be super tricky.)
Pre-ordering will be available for an unusually long window during this round: Ordering is available now and will close end of day Friday 18 January 2019. The only advantage to ordering sooner is that when I begin dyeing orders, I dye in the order received. I will order fiber on Saturday 19 January; I should get the fiber in late February and start dyeing after returning from Madrona. Shipping timeline depends on number of orders received and my dyeing schedule. All orders will be dyed prior to opening up the next round of pre-orders.
The mill can take 4-6 weeks to process my custom-blend order (although it is often less time), and dyeing may take several weeks to months 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 dyeing status 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, or a Savage Blend that I don't currently have available, 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!