Thursday 29 May 2014

I’m working on a pair of socks for myself. They are...

I’m working on a pair of socks for myself. They are toe-up, two at a time using the magic loop method, and from a single ball.

I’ve struggled with making socks before. They were all top-down. But using a toe-up pattern is much much easier. I feel like I have more control of how the sock fits than when they are made the other way.

The sock yarn is from Diamond Select called Footsie. I really like the pattern the yarn is forming. You can buy the yarn from the Boutique.

Monday 26 May 2014

I try to spin at least four times a week even if it is only for...

I try to spin at least four times a week even if it is only for 30 minutes at a time. I find if I spin for two hours once a week I’m less consistent with my yarn making.

It’s similar to learning an instrument and having a good practice schedule.

The yarn I’m making will be a two ply woolen Merino. The colour is lavender.

Wednesday 21 May 2014

This afternoon I’m plying. This is the hand-dyed Merino...

This afternoon I’m plying. This is the hand-dyed Merino roving called Nube from Malibrigo. Its available to buy on the Boutique’s site.

Knitting Yarns & Sales at The Fibre Detours Boutique

New Inventory
Spinning Wheels, Spindles, & Accessories
Fibre Preparation Tools
Felting Tools & Fibre Packs
Natural & Luxury Fibres
Dyed Fibre: Roving & Top
Weaving Looms & Accessories
Weaving Yarns
Knitter's Pride Needles, Hooks, & Sets
Knitting Yarns
New Inventory  Spinning Wheels and Accessories   Spindle & Spinning Accessories Fibre PreparationWeaving Looms & Accessories    Dyed Roving & Top   Alpaca & Merino Blend 4oz   Silk & Merino Blend 4ozFelting Tools & Fibre Packs   Specialty Knitting Sets  Yarns  Knitting Yarns

Supplies for all your fibre art journeys!

Great news for our fibre friends who love to crochet and knit. We have added new Yarns to our catalogue, including Aran, Double Knitting, Fancy, Worsted Weight, and - of course-  Sock yarns. They are from leading yarn makers like Katia, Noro, Mirasol, along with yarns from the Diamond Select and Diamond Luxury Collections. Those in the Diamond Collections may be lesser known but they are high quality yarns.
 80% Hand Dyed Merino Superwash Wool & 20% Polyamide
50g Hank / 175m
$ 8.95
50% Baby Llama, 40% Fine Merino Wool, & 10% Angora
50g Ball / 100m

75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon
100g Ball / 420m
75% Superwash Wool & 25% Nylon
100g Ball / 420m

45% Silk, 45% Mohair, & 10% Lambswool
50g Ball / 125m

70% Merino Wool, 15% Mohair, 15% Superfine Alpaca
50g Ball/ 100m


We have brought in a few different colours from each of the above collections as a start.
We will be bringing more yarns in the coming weeks and months.

All of the knitting yarns we had in-stock previously, are on sale for 20% off regular price. 

Father's Day is quickly approaching so keep an eye out for our Father's Day promo-code along with other goodies we are developing in the coming weeks.

I hope you'll visit the online boutique and check out all the Spinning, Weaving, Crochet Hooks, Knitting Needles, Yarns, and Fibre products we carry.
Don't forget you don't pay any taxes & all orders over $100 ship for Free!

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Thursday 15 May 2014

Today I’m spinning this beautiful hand-dyed Merino from...

Today I’m spinning this beautiful hand-dyed Merino from Malabrigo called Nube. This colour way is called Piedra.

I’ve been spinning all the available colour ways to post pictures on the boutique’s site.

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Racing Stripe Plying Spinning is a passion of mine. I love...

Racing Stripe Plying

Spinning is a passion of mine. I love learning new techniques.

I started with some purple Corriedale sliver. I spun a fairly thick single since I want my finished yarn to be chunky. Next I prepared Northern Lights Roving, the colorway is Circus, by doing some light pre-drafting. Then the plying.

It took a bit for me to get the right speed to get the violet to wrap the roving and not the other way around. The tension needs to be just right to have the yarn taken up on to the bobbin smoothly. When the yarn is overspun or under spun the yarn will not go on to the bobbin.

I can’t wait to see how it will look once the twist has been set.

That will be on Friday afternoon. I like to leave my spun yarn on the bobbin for at least a day to let it settle. I do this before I ply and set the twist.

Boutique Updates

Things here at Fibre Detours have been busy. If you have visited our boutique recently you've found we have re-organized how we list our products. Rather than having a drop down menu for the various colours of a certain product they are now listed within a category.

The categories are listed in both the sidebar and the header bar. Now there is no guessing of which colour is which. We have listed some of the best sellers in each broad category so you don't need to go through each and every category. Although I invite you to do so... You never know when inspiration might strike you.

New pictures have been added to many of our products with more coming. Now you can see all the beautiful colours of Cottolin Weaving Yarns, Mercerized Cotton, and the stunning fibres.

All of the products listed are either In Stock or will be In Stock within a weeks time (i.e., they have been ordered from our distributor and are on route to us). So there will be no more confusion.
That's right! We Stock All Naturally Finished Ashford Spinning Wheels! Lacquered versions are Custom Orders & will be expedited to you.
Many New Products have come in that were on backorder from our distributors. These include new fibres like Superwash Merino, Peace Silk, and Ramie.
Eri Silk a.k.a. Peace Silk

New knitting needles and accessories such as Lace Blocking Mats & Wires, the Limited Edition Joy Karbonz IC Knitting Needles, and more!

I'd like to say
to our fantastic customers! 

You have helped us surpass our sales goals for the month of April.
Look for surprise sales on some of the items you have bought most often. 
They will run throughout the months of May and June.

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Monday 12 May 2014

I’m going to make a racing stripes yarn from Purple...

I’m going to make a racing stripes yarn from Purple Corriedale and Circus Northern-Lights. Both fibres are available from the boutique.

Thursday 1 May 2014

Our latest newsletter has been released!

New products added to our online catalogue.

Over the past few weeks Fibre Detours has added many, many new products to our online catalogue.

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