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Product Review: Carbon Fiber Knitting Needles

March 28, 2013

I have a particular weakness for handcrafted spinning and knitting tools. I have recently come across Newhouse carbon fiber knitting needles that are an absolute joy to knit with! The fine pointed tip initially drew me to them. After knitting a few rows, I was hooked. There is more to these carbon needles than a…

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Bast Bamboo vs Viscose type Bamboo

March 14, 2013

While both products are 100% bamboo, bast and viscose have a dramatically different look and feel. To borrow from one of our previous blog posts about dyeing bamboo, the viscose type bamboo, or regenerated cellulose bamboo fiber, is the bamboo most people are familiar with.  The production process is similar to paper production. The bamboo…

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100% Product of USA

March 7, 2013

We searched far and wide to find you the next Ashland Bay yarn! And where did we end up? Practically in our own backyard! Our new Targhee yarns are 100% domestically raised and spun; 100% products of USA.These products qualify under NAFTA which allows them to be shipped to Canada duty free. We are very…

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WIN FREE YARN!!

March 4, 2013

As we gear up for another round of yarn introductions, we want to give everyone a chance to win FREE YARN! Ashland Bay looks all over the world to bring you the best products available. Head over to Ashland Bay’s Facebook page and tell us where you think our new yarns are sourced from. The…

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Felting with Silk Hankies

February 18, 2013

Today we are going to help solve that problem of what to do with Silk Hankies. Silk hankies and merino wool felted together make a gossamer scarf that weights almost nothing and yet provides wonderful warmth and a great spark of color!                          In…

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New Yarns and Fibers to fuel your imagination!

February 14, 2013

Introducing Cedar Creek:  a Superwash Blue Face Leicester wool yarn. This 3 ply  yarn has been spun to the same specs as the La Grande, one of our longest running yarn bases. The gauge on this fingering weight yarn is 6-7 sts/in knit on US needle size 0-2. The luster of this yarn is intensified…

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So I know we said our next post would be about felting silk hankies…but who can resist a GIVE AWAY?!

February 11, 2013

I know we have said this a lot lately, but we really are excited about our new yarns! This Thursday we will be introducing 2 new sock yarns. To be entered into a drawing for a free 4oz skein of one of our new yarns, head over to Ashland Bay’s Facebook page and tell us,…

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How are Silk Hankies made?

January 29, 2013

Who can resist the look and feel of silk? Silk is one of the strongest, most lustrous natural fibers. The natural beauty of undyed silk is stunning, but dyed silk is exquisite. An absolute must-have in every textile artist’s stash!   Silk hankies, how are they made?   The factory that produces Ashland Bay’s silk…

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New Specials and Product Updates

January 15, 2013

We have just unpacked our latest shipment of fibers and yarns! Along with taking many products off the ‘out of stock’ list, I’m looking at you Begonia; we have received a new special, Yak / Cultivated Silk 50/50 blend. It is so lustrous you can almost see your reflection in the top! The blend is…

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Happy Holidays!!

December 18, 2012

First of all, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!  We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday with plenty of time off to enjoy! Ashland Bay will be closed December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.  ALSO, for those of you waiting for our shipment of Tussah silk, the airlines seem to have misplaced one of our 400lb bales…

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