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Color Uh-Ohs?

October 15, 2013

Have you ever dyed a product and the color wasn’t quite what you were planning? Or were gifted a hue that wasn’t in your personal palette? From time to time at Ashland Bay, our products come to us just plain wrong. But check out how a little dye changed our over-blended Jamaica merino/tussah from frumpy…

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Pretty in Pink – Ava’s Jacket

September 12, 2013

In life, momentous occasions seem to occur in cycles. This year we are in the birth cycle. I forgot how much fun it is to knit for babies! The projects are small and knit up quickly. Sizing is not really a concern as the baby will grow into a gift that may be too large…

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Why do I spin?

August 15, 2013

Anyone who has done public spinning demonstrations has probably experienced a lot of the same questions. How does the fiber start out in your hand blue and go around the wheel white (drive band) and then go back to blue?  How do you keep the yarn the same thickness? How strong is the yarn?  …

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New products for fall!

August 6, 2013

With the busy fall selling season quickly approaching,  we have two new ecru products to keep you on the cutting edge! We’ve had numerous requests for additional SW treated wool/nylon blends for customers who want to spin their own sock yarns. To that end, we are pleased to announce that we have in stock, waiting…

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Tour de Ashland Bay!

July 25, 2013

It was moving day! Or days, actually weeks…and it was a month and a half ago. But now that we are more or less settled in we thought it would be fun to look back at the move in progression! We started with a blank slate… then we added some racking…. unpacked our boxes and…

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New for Summer!

June 28, 2013

We have a few returning specials to announce just in time to start that wonderful summer season. Or at least I should say summer is just starting here in Oregon! Back by popular demand Ashland Bay’s lightweight breathable bamboo top dyed in spectacular, bright summer shades! Bamboo is a great choice for any summer garment…

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Sorry for our absense!

June 4, 2013

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Product Updates: Dye Skeins for Cedar Creek | Over blended Jamaica

April 29, 2013

So here we go again…. We have received our newest order of Jamaica merino/tussah and it has been over blended. It is now available at a discount.  As you can see from the photo below, this over blended Jamaica overdyes beautifully! We are working to process a new batch of Jamaica merino/tussah. In our last…

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Conditioning Yarn

April 25, 2013

Have you ever looked for the answer to a fiber or yarn question only to find you don’t understand the answer? The fiber industry might not have as much jargon as other industries, but there are some terms and processes you should know. Ashland Bay is trying to help make sense of this crazy fiber…

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New Shetland Product!

April 4, 2013

We are pleased to announce a new introduction to our line; Medium Grey Shetland Wool. This is a companion to our Shetland Moorit wool. We just received a new shipment of Shetland Moorit, and it’s by far the best we’ve offered! Both wools are Shetland Wools, grown on the Shetland Islands. As you can see…

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