Special Black Friday Fiber Prices at OFA

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Check out the latest inventory update at Olympic Fiber Arts, with seven new hand-dyed spinning fibers posted. All are 100% superwash wool, suitable for next-to-the-skin wear and great for socks! If you haven't checked out the new line, now's your chance. For the Black Friday sale, all hand-dyed spinning fiber has been marked down 25% through 11pm on December 3.

New Growth, 100% superwash wool in fresh greens with a hint of pink

Many longtime favorite yarns have made their way to the Clearance section, where they've gotten their final markdown to 60% off or more.

I've been working to finish knitting a pair of socks that I'm making from my own hand-spun wool. Pictures to come in the next post.

Best wishes for sugarplum dreams and fantastic Black Friday bargain finds!


Bet You Didn't See This Coming

I've added metallurgy to my repertoire:

It seems almost sacrilege, I know, on a blog dedicated to the gentler fiber arts... but I do call it Aesthetic Entanglementz!

What you see above are a hand-forged simple chain bracelet and hand-forged and
-hammered earrings (my new favorites). Basic metal fusing techniques.

Call this my can-do approach to rebuilding a lifetime's collection of beloved jewelry items in the wake of our home burglary earlier this year.

While I don't have any intention of making a seismic shift in blog content, I thought it would be fun to share some of my projects in this new area, as well. I hope you enjoy!


Big News about Time and Roving

So much has happened since my last post!

First, in late May we moved to a lovely new home just north of Seattle. We have a peaceful, wooded setting with a wonderful salmon stream running through the front yard.

While the move brought lots of good things our way -- notably, a ton more space, including ample workshop/studio areas -- let's just say I hope it's the last move I ever have to make! A month of packing and then three months of unpacking and settling really take a toll.

My second big bit of news is that we're in the process of adopting a child through the Washington foster care system, and we were placed with Quinten, an amazing 13-month-old boy, in late October.

[Imagine a picture here. Washington State law prohibits me from posting any pictures of Quinten until an adoption is legally finalized. This could take awhile.]

Thanks to this happy turn of events, I'm home on parental leave through February -- which means not only time bonding with our new little guy but also opportunity for more of the kinds of things that bring me and the rest of you here!

I've wasted no time getting back into things and have lots to share, but I'll keep today's posting short with one announcement:

Olympic Fiber Arts is now offering hand-painted spinning fiber! The new line, called Chances Are, launched just last night with an exciting selection of superwash wool. Of course we still carry our signature hand-dyed yarns. And for our budget-conscious friends, we're also having a fall clearance on many of our yarn store buyout items now through November 30.

Visit Olympic Fiber Arts on Etsy today to see the entire selection ... but here's a little teaser:

Freckled Lemonade