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Dear Silk Lovers--
On a personal note, Kiku (our 2-year old puppy, not the silk) needs her second hip replaced in January so watch next week for a special on Kiku (the silk yarn, not the puppy) in her honor.
SARI SILK JUMBO pieces—
The next couple weeks is a great time to order—the mail stream will get clogged up starting 11/23 and be busy (slow) until Christmas. Plus, right now the Canadian dollar is stronger than the US dollar, so your money goes a bit further!
I’ve placed the Treenway Silks’ order for the NZ fleeces. No word yet on delivery date (likely late December/early January). When they arrive, I’ll announce in this newsletter.
For those who can’t wait, we have one lovely Corriedale fleece remaining—it’s a medium brown mix. It’s 6lb/6oz and is $127.50. To order, call 1.888.383.silk (7455) OR use our secure online order form: here.
And, for the adventurous, we have one Pitcairn fleece….this is a light-colored ram fleece (so more odiferous) and this fleece doesn’t appear to have been ‘coated’ (worn the protective coat to keep it clean), so it’s dirtier than we typically get from NZ.
The Pitcarn sheep (also known as Pitt Island sheep) are thought to have derived from Saxony Merinos—but this fleece is not soft like a merino. It is more suitable for outer garments or rugs. It felts easily so extra care is needed when washing this fleece. This fleece is 9lb/4 oz and is $110.00. Order it here.
Karen will be here (Colorado) this month! I’m so excited—my guild arranged months ago for Karen to give the program at our November guild meeting and teach two classes! She’ll be teaching her fabulous Silken Kaleidoscope weaving 3-day workshop (sold out!) plus a half day on Silk Fusion. And, I’m thrilled to be her host for her visit—it will be awesome to catch up in person rather than just email!