Monday, February 1, 2010

SweetGeorgia Yarns: The Fiber Club

One of my favorite 'little yarn shops' is SweetGeorgia Yarns, located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I had the great fortune of being able to take a long weekend trip to visit there in October of '08 for the shops first-year anniversary.

Since then, and perhaps even before then, Felicia, the shop owner, has introduced a Fiber Club. When you sign up, what you pay for is 3 shipments of spinning fiber (one arrives each month for 3 months). You have no idea what you're going to get and you sort of forget about it until you arrive home and there is this package laying at your doorstep. The one for December arrived in plenty of time to be wrapped up and placed under the Christmas tree :)

What you get for your money is so worth it! We're not talking spinning samples here - you get a full sized braid/twist/chunk of fiber.

The November mailing was a trio of fiber: one each of Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, Superwash Merino, and Wensleydale, all dyed up in a new colorway called "Sea to Sky". The description said "...the colour of crisp sky blues, frostbitten forests and icy cool waters." Nice!

November '09 Fiber Club
December was a nice surprise of Falkland wool. Dyed up in the colorway "Winter Spice", Felicia describes the colorway as "all the things that get me through the cold days of winter. Chai tea. Gingerbread lattes. Cardamom-scented sugar cookies. Mulled apple cider."

December '09 Fiber Club
The mailing for January contained a super purple blend of Superwash Merino and Tencel (50/50). Presented in the colorway "Frozen Crocus", the fiber was described as "...delicate, frosty coloured purples and lavenders. Chilly mornings and plenty of Westcoast rain."

January '10 Fiber Club
In each package you also receive a card with information about that months mailing. Included is a description of the fiber itself, the colorway, the inspiration and some very helpful spinning thoughts.

November '09 Fiber Club 'Info Card'

All in all, I think SweetGeorgia Yarns' Fiber Club is an awesome deal. As a matter of fact, I just purchased my second subscription last evening (which was the deadline for the Feb/Mar/Apr '10 lots).

Can't wait to see what Felicia cooks up this go-round!

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