We were lucky to be invited to join a fun new yarn club called 'The Color Co-op.' The concept of this yarn club is a little different than others out there. The yarn will be sent out every other month and each time you will receive yarn dyed by a different dyer. Each installment will be dyed based an inspiration photo submitted and voted on by the members. There are six dyers involved in this fun project: Us, The Unique Sheep, The Sanguine Gryphon, Macek Designs, Mama Llama, Miss Babs. If you're interested, you can find out more at the Color Co-op Blog and there is a Ravelry group too.
In other shameless self promotion news, we've done another large update on the Tactile Store. It was a big one! We added merino/tencel top, merino/bamboo top, wool/soy silk top, dark bfl undyed top, carbonized bamboo undyed top, merino/linen sport weight yarn, drop spindles, and a learn to spin kit. We also added more colors to the superwash merino fingering weight yarn, merino/tencel fingering weight yarn, and merino top. Lots of fun things!
If you've been interested in trying tencel, bamboo, or soysilk but been a little intimidated these blends are a great way to try them out because the wool makes them easier to spin. Each of these fibers have there own shine but they are all made with renewable resources. That's not all. They're made using no petrochemicals and using 'cradle-to-cradle' technology. Regardless, they're beautiful fibers and fun to work with. Enjoy!