Giveaway winners announced!

And the winners are…

 

Before we get to the prizes, I’d like to thank you all for participating; you’ve made this a really fun giveaway, and you blew us away with entries!

While I would love to gift you each a big bundle of fibery goodies, we received over 500 entries! You totally blew us away with support. For that, we’d like to thank you! We want you to feel like winners, even if these goodies don’t have your name on them, so we’re offering a shop discount to participants. Check your email for the discount code!

And now, on to the prizes!

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The fiber prize goes to Liz D., and the yarn prize goes to @pinkbunnysuit from Instagram!
Congrats, you two! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Shop re-launch!

Hello, friends! I’m writing this to announce the re-launch of the store on sparkyarn.com. I’ve been on a bit of a selling hiatus, since I was gearing up for the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, but I’m excited to say that hiatus is now over! It’s finally time for me to stop hoarding all these lovely goodies so you guys can get your hands on them.   : )

Since I’m terrible about blogging regularly, you guys might enjoy joining me on Facebook [ Spark Yarn + Fiber], following me on Instagram [ @sparkyarn ], and/or joining the Ravelry group for Spark Yarn & Fiber fans. I post quite regularly on Instagram, pretty frequently on Facebook, and am looking to grow activity on the Ravelry group.

I’ll be working on building up the web store’s inventory this week (or as long as it takes), so be sure to check back! Oh, and make sure to sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss out on sales & shop updates!

February already?

Well, it’s happened again. The winter months are flying by, and I barely noticed that it’s already February. Where did December and January go? Oh, right, to spinning yarn. But it’s time for another announcement!
3plyIn January, I got to let you know about adding my handspun yarn to a local yarn shop, Stash, in Corvallis, Oregon.  This month brings a very similar announcement!

Spark Yarn & Fiber products are now available for sale at Textiles A Mano in Eugene, Oregon! I’m very thrilled to be working with Laura of Textiles a Mano on this, because she was one of the first people I met when I moved to Eugene and it’s been my favorite LYS since. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop in and check out my selection of spinning fiber blends and handspun yarn. But that’s not all!  Laura is kind enough to host knitting & spinning groups three days a week at the shop, and I’m a total junkie. I’m almost always there on Saturdays, so come on in and say hello!

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Spark Yarn & Fiber : Intro to 2014

Hello again! I always tell myself to blog about the fun stuff I’m doing, but I never get around to it. This is the time for me to start getting around to it.

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2014 has started off with a bang for Spark Yarn & Fiber! As you may know, I recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest from the Midwest. Now all your favorite handspun yarn is made in Eugene, Oregon. I’ve had the luck of meeting some wonderful people in this area, and as I mentioned, things have been off to a great start. I’ve got a fun group of friends at a local fiber arts group that gets together frequently,  where I’m picking up a new skill: knitting! I had knit and crochet a little when I was growing up, but had long forgotten the skill. I stumbled into spinning yarn a few years ago, but I never took the time to master knitting. Since I have great mentors, now is the time! I’ll be posting soon about a colorful handspun cowl and a lovely shawlette I made, for starters.

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My first news of the year is very exciting! My handspun yarn is now available for sale at the local yarn store Stash in Corvallis, OR. I visited their cute store a couple weeks ago and dropped of a couple dozen skeins of awesome yarn. The staff is super nice and the shop has a great selection of yarn & notions, so make sure to stop by if you’re ever in the area! I swear you won’t regret it. :)stash

I have more news to announce soon, so stay tuned! Meanwhile, these skeins are in line to be evaluated. They’ll soon be making an appearance at one of my favorite places in Eugene, and I can’t wait to tell you about it!


Spun from SY&F batt sets, listed from left to right: Earlybird, Twilight, Picnic.

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We’re moving!

Hello there! Thanks for visiting Spark Yarn + Fiber. We are currently in the process of relocating the Spark Yarn + Fiber studio, but will re-open for business when we’re all settled into our new space.

Please visit our contact page or home page to sign up for our mailing list to be notified when we return.

What’s going on?

Hey, everyone! It has been a bit since I’ve posted, but blogging is being put toward the top of my everlasting “to do” list, so you’ll be hearing from us much more often!

We recently attended Heartland Fiberpalooza in Winterset, Iowa. There was an incredible turnout with friendly faces at every turn. It sounds like next year’s event is going to be even bigger and better, so be sure to watch www.heartlandfiber.com for upcoming information. We’d love to take part in the festival next year as well, but we’ll have to see if our schedule allows us to travel back here from Washington.

If you live in the Des Moines area (or anywhere in Iowa, really), you should definitely be checking out the upcoming Market Day event. Market Day is a full-blown indie craft, art, and vintage sale that will next take place Saturday, May 18th at the Kirkwood Hotel in Des Moines. More event information may be found by clicking here. Market Day has been going on for a few years now, and we’ve sold at it in the past. The event on the 18th will be the last show I’ll be selling at in Iowa this year.

Last show in Iowa? What? You heard that right. Later on this year, we’ll be packing up the car and heading out on an extended road trip that will end somewhere in the Olympia, WA area. We don’t have a plan on where we’ll be living or working, but that’s part of the trip’s goal: to find a home we love that allows us to start building our Spark Yarn + Fiber Studio. In short, my goal is to open a welcoming community studio where anyone may take classes and use our equipment/studio space at a minimal expense, in an effort to help grow the fiber arts community. I plan on having enough spinning wheels, drum carders, and other necessary equipment to host small workshops and classes at a very affordable rate.

Shop updates will still take place while I’m preparing for next month’s Market Day, but if you think of something you want made up, please send us a message! We’re open to custom yarn and fiber requests. If you have a brick and mortar store and would be interested in carrying our products, please email sparkyarn@gmail.com for information about opening a wholesale account.

Happy spinning!

Spark Yarn + Fiber GRAND OPENING!

Hey there! Thanks for stopping to visit www.sparkyarn.com. We’ve just launched our new web store and would love to start sending you boxes full of fibery goodness.

For any order placed by February 14, 2013, you can save 20% (twenty percent) with coupon code [ grandopening ]. If you’ve got fiber fever, have no fear! You’ll automatically receive free shipping (domestic orders only) on orders over totaling over $50.

If you’ve ever had the joy of working with Spark yarn or fiber products, please feel free to send us photos of your projects!