haldecraft — yarn

September Yarn Club: Why the Sea is Salt

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It's October now, which means I can post about the September yarn club -- international people have all told me they've gotten theirs, which means I won't be spoiling anyone. September club yarn was "Why the Sea is Salt." Fairy tales, like folk tales and mythology, can be used to help explain things we don’t understand – or didn’t understand, hundreds of years ago. At the same time, they teach life lessons; be kind, be helpful, be generous, for these things are rewarded… as are selfishness, greed, and avarice (although not with the kind of reward anyone would want). Everything...

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New base yarn: Windling

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I know, I know! SO MUCH NEW this week. This is a luxury worsted weight yarn (heavy worsted/aran) and it's a non-superwash (so feltable) British Bluefaced Leicester and Baby Alpaca. Mmmmmmm. IT'S SO FLUFFY! Windling, like I said, is a heavy worsted/aran non-superwash yarn (great for those looking for feltable yarns for soakers!) and one that I have tested out before -- in fact, I still have three of the limited edition "tester" colorways available from earlier this year. You can see everything that Windling is currently available in here.

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New base yarn: Lynn

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Also new this week, a standard DK weight yarn that was definitely the hit of the party at Fiber-In! I’m already sold out of a couple of colors but I’ll be ordering more base yarn and dyeing more just as fast as I can. The name of this base is Lynn, and she will be a standard base in the shop (meaning that I will restock her as often as possible and as I dye more I will have her in most or all standard colorways). Lynn is a DK weight yarn, a springy and soft 100% Superwash Merino that...

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New base yarn: Ursula

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I have a new luxury base yarn I'd like to introduce you to; she's a stunner, but I won't have her all the time (so if you see her, and you like her...? Well, I'm just sayin'). Ursula is a fingering/sock weight yarn, a strong and shiny blend of 70% British BlueFaced Leicester (superwash), 20% Silk, and 10% Cashmere. You can see the colors I currently have in stock here.

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About

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My name is Lorena Haldeman, and I am the owner, maker, creatrix, artist, and hard-working woman behind HaldeCraft. I was bitten by a crafty bug as a child, when my grandmother tried to teach me to knit and crochet (ostensibly to keep me quiet while "her shows" were on). That didn't take very well, but she also had a ceramics studio and the first time she put a brush in my hand and I painted  that duck purple, I knew that was for me. In the years since then I have kept with my beloved ceramics, and also picked up soap-making,...

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