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To the Treenway Silks Family,
As most of you know, Karen and Terry have retired and we became the new owners, based in Colorado USA, effective August 1. Karen and Terry are near and dear to all of us and we'll be able to keep up with their retirement adventures in the Founders' Corner section of the Silks Tidings (Treenway Silks newsletter).
We are striving to make the ownership change seamless to you. Regardless, the cornerstones of Treenway Silks are honesty, integrity and supplying the highest quality products and customer service. This will absolutely remain the same.
Karen and Terry are near and dear to all of us and we'll be able to keep up with their retirement adventures in the Founders' Corner section of this and future Silk Tidings newsletters.
Forever in Silk--
The Journey from
Karen and Terry are enjoying their retirement, but they may be even busier than when they owned Treenway Silks! In the past six weeks, they've been able to take a couple of short vacations, visit family, meet their newest granddaughter Hazel Anita (born August 17th), entertain friends, and, of course, work in their fabulous, massive, organic garden which is producing a bountiful harvest.
From Karen: "We knew the rain was coming so Friday we did a huge harvest of many things. The quinoa was the most exciting--it is such a beautiful grain! This will be enough to feed us for the year"
"After the harvest and putting food by is complete, we are off to India. Remember those Asia Journals in the newsletter? I have been working hard on the outline for a book which will pull together 25 years of travel and research about silk."
We can't wait to hear more about Terry and Karen's India trip! And we eagerly await a publication date for Karen's Asian Journal book!
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Silk/Yak Yarn Update:
For everyone who has the silk/yak yarn on back order the ship has crossed the ocean, the truck arrived in Denver and cleared customs. We called everyone first, and then (with your approval) started shipping orders on August 22nd.
For those of you who haven't yet had a chance to try the silk/yak blend, this is a luscious yarn.
The silk/yak is a lovely, gender-neutral warm-gray (almost taupe) yarn that works especially well for the men in your life. I used it as weft in a scarf that I completed in April for my loving (and patient!) husband Richard. After weaving for 16 years, it was about time I wove something for him!
Silk Hankies, Silk Bricks, A1 Tussah Sliver and Spring Crop of Silk Cocoons:
This shipment left China on a ship in mid-August and docked on the West Coast. It's currently on a truck on its way to Denver- it should arrive this week. While we're waiting for the silk bricks to fill a few orders, we have silk hankies and silk cocoons ready to fill your order today.
SNEAK PEAK AT NEW PRODUCTS
Solid-color dyed A1 Tussah Sliver
Treenway Silks now offers SIX solid-color dyed A1 Tussah Sliver for spinning, silk fusion, etc., photos to follow in our next Silk Tidings newsletter, but for those of you who can't wait, the colors are:
These are available in 25 gram (0.9 oz) packages for $10.50 or 3 packages (mix and match colors) for $29.85 or 50 gram (1.8 oz) packages for $19.45
They're not on the website yet, but I'm holding them in my hands as we 'speak.' So, you can go ahead and order them today!
New Salt Spring Island Series Colorway
And, we have a new Salt Spring Island Series (hand-painted A1 Tussah Sliver) colorwa,. the long awaited smoky grey-black combo: Chimney Sweep Cha Cha (I had the 'Chim Chim Cheree' song from Mary Poppins running through my head when I saw this fabulous new colorway)
This is available in 25 gram (0.9 oz) packages for $10.50 or 3 packages (mix and match colorways) for $29.85 or 50 gram (1.8 oz) packages for $19.45.
It's not on the website yet, but this incredible colorway is ready, so you can order it today
Here's the link to our other 23 mouth-watering colorways in the Salt Spring Island Series:
Treenway Silks Website
We relocated our website to a bigger, faster host in early September. And, as can happen with technology, there was a temporary hiccup accessing TreenwaySilks.com. That is completely fixed now. And, our order form is more secure than ever as we have added encryption software on top of the https: security, effective 9/20.
Thank you for your patience during our transition...the 'pain' was worth it as now our web pages should load faster for you.