Hey there everyone! I just got back in from vacation late last night, I haven't even unpacked yet I've missed my shop so much. My trip to Florida was wonderful, we visited the Jacksonville area, including some of my family in Yulee, friends in Orange Park, and spent two days in St. Augustine which was my absolute favorite. St. Augustine is such a lovely little town and I loved getting to experience the city's history firsthand. It felt like I was in a different world there. Though I am sad I had to leave, I am at the same time super happy to announce I am back in town and can now ship orders and start listing new goodies again and all that fun stuff. I really missed you guys and seeeeriously missed my dear lady Belle (my spinning wheel - you can see her on this blog post).
I know I just came in last night and sometime today I'll have to pry myself away from my yarn making to unpack and clean up a bit, but I have chosen to go ahead and list preorders for my July Yarn Club now that all the clubs for June have safely arrived (colorway was revealed on Instagram and Facebook this morning, go check it out!)
If you're new to indie dyer yarn clubs, here's how they basically work (or at least how I like to do them):
You order a yarn club subscription. There's a super pretty photo with gorgeous colors, this shows the color inspiration for the yarn. No photos of the actual yarn with the colorway dyed on it, since that is part of the fun of yarn clubs, opening the package and having an idea of what the colors will look like but the final product is still a surprise. Yarn Clubs also typically come with some extra goodies, in my case I like to give a stitch marker or a candle (or sometimes both!) Yarn clubs are usually purchased in one-month increments (though I've seen many shops who give you options for multiple months - I do not, however, since I like to take things one month at a time) so you can choose the exact months you'd like to join the club.
For my July Yarn of the Month club, I have begun taking pre-orders through the rest of June, and the clubs will begin shipping out early July. I like to do my yarn clubs as a pre-order, that way I can know exactly how much yarn I need to dye and stitch markers I need to make and can make sure I have all the supplies I need for the yarn club members before I begin dyeing and sending them out. This is just my preference for doing these, some months I may switch it up and have them ready-to-ship, just depends on how I'm feeling that month.
July's secret colorway is called 'Summer Lights' and features one full sized skein of yarn (100% Alpaca, DK weight, 4 oz) and comes with a lobster clasp stitch marker (hand-crafted by moi!) You can pre-order my Yarn of the Month by clicking that gorgeous teaser photo above and it will take you to my shop listing. You can also find it in my Etsy shop as well.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check my blog. I look forward to adding bunches of new handspun yarn, as well as some gorgeous hand-painted spinning fiber to the shop very soon!
Serene Fiber Arts
Amanda J. French
Fiber artist from Louisville, KY. Professionally, I spend my days spinning one of a kind yarns from wool and recycled fibers, and weaving with them. Other hobbies include; yoga, fitness, painting, studying languages, and knitting.