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 email@example.com for information about opening a wholesale account.