We are gearing up for our last vendor show of the year which will be the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival from October 28-30. The big announcement is the debut of our newest style case - the ETC (Everything Travel Case)!! We will have them available in some new sophisticated fabrics - and of course the classics and novelty prints.
We added a ton more storage by adding a huge interior zip pouch that measures 5" x 7" (now mint tins fit inside). You will be amazed at how much it holds.
We took the best features of our three top "small"cases and made a hybrid that is the perfect between-size case. In addition to the new center zip pouch, we made the back two snap pockets deeper to accommodate fixed circulars and longer cables. We toned down the colors for a more streamlined look. And you can still carry an entire set of interchangeable tips sizes 4-11.
This new case can hold multiple fixed circulars, a ton of interchangeable cables, a full set of interchangeable tips or a variety of 6" dpns or crochet hooks, fix it tools, small scissors, mint tins full of your small items like stitch markers, darning needles, scrap yarn, pen or pencil, etc., etc., etc.
I hope to see you at CGFF. But if you can't make it, these new cases will soon be available in the Etsy shop.
This summer we also developed a new case for Signature Needle Arts for their DPNs. You can find them here.
These cases are a bit smaller than the stock cases we sell in our Etsy Shop. We reinforce the bottom of each needle slot to protect the stiletto tips and the slots are sized to exactly hold the size dpns carried by Signature Needle Arts.
Which one do you like best?
Although the blog may have been quiet recently, around here we have been working like crazy to have a great selection of products available at Black Sheep Gathering. We'll be debuting some new fabrics (and if all goes well today there will be a new style bag!) I'm really looking forward to seeing friends both old and new. Now back to work!
If you are able to attend, products will be available all weekend. I will be there in person on Saturday. Please come by and say "Hi" in Alexandra's Crafts Booth D7 & D8.
I bet you are thinking this is going to be a post about me. Nope. Actually it is to introduce this new fabric we will be using.
This is Grace from Kona Bay. Isn't it lovely? It is available in a red/green colorway, too, but I'm very partial to blues and purples. I was at a fabric show when this was debuted, and I was asked if the print was named after me. The fun folks at Kona Bay Fabrics told me to say, "Yes, yes it is!"
So I'm pleased to introduce you to Grace. Yes it is named after me! :)
I'll have items up in the shop in this fabric soon! Oh, and you read through this and noticed that these are new products you haven't seen before? Yes, yes they are.
or should I say, "Mama's got a brand new bag"?
Last week we introduced these great new bags and had a naming brainstorming session on Ravelry. The winning name was "Petite Lovely Tote" for this size and Medium Lovely Tote and Giant Lovely Tote for the next two larger sizes that have yet to be made.
Of course I had to keep one for myself...
We receive lots of requests for cases that hold just two sets of interchangeable needles, and for cases for just fixed circulars, or for cases to hold tips sizes 2-15. We are pleased to announce that we have developed these new cases as requested!
The new Basic line is a slimmer 2-page case that is still full size. The All Circulars Basic case (surprise!) holds all fixed circulars in 14 snap closed pockets. The Interchangeable Basic case holds 2 full sets of tips plus cables (or one full set and lots of extras in your favorite sizes). The Multi-Purpose Basic case I think is going to be one of my favorites. It has the 7 snap pockets for either fixed circulars or cables, and 13 graduated size slots that can hold dpns or hooks or tips up to 6" in length.
If you have ideas for more new products be sure to let us know!
I've been crafting my entire life, thanks to my wonderful Grandma Grace. I'm an avid needleworker and reader, who's been knitting, crocheting & sewing since the age of 9 - and I won't say how many years ago that was! Welcome to my blog where you'll find out more about the creation of our products and the people that love them!