Saturday, December 5, 2009

Posting time!!

Hey all!
Just to let you all know that they are all packed up and ready to go! I'll be heading to the post office tomorrow armed with washing baskets full of packages... full of fibre and yarn! (Oops and other goodies too!)
Hope you get yours soon! :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Buying time!!!

Hey all!!
Prebuys are out, so here are the details for those who missed out who want to pounce for one on Etsy.

Details are…
Friday 4th December
10am Sydney/ 7am Perth

Saturday 5th December
11am Sydney/ 8am Perth

At least 12 samples $25 incl postage for Australians, extra $5 for NZ

Good luck to all the pouncers out there!!! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Eco Yarns' Samples

Hello all,

Here are the last samples for our Christmas box and we are finishing it off with a bang! :)
These are from Eco Yarns and are incredible! These are gorgeous little samples of a merino and carbon blend, sounds strange but the result is wonderfully soft 19.5 micron fibre that even non-spinners will be tempted by.

To explain what carbon is a bit better, this is what I have found on their website-

"According to the American Chemical Society, in 1879, Thomas Edison invented the first incandescent light bulb. It used electricity to heat a thin strip of material, called a filament, until it glowed. Edison may also have created the first commercial carbon fiber. Early filaments, were made from bamboo slivers which were formed into the proper size and shape then baked them at high temperatures. Since bamboo consists mostly of cellulose, a natural linear polymer made of repeating units of glucose, the filament was “carbonized,” when heated. It became a true carbon copy of the starting material — an all-carbon fiber with the same exact shape. Tungsten wire soon displaced these carbon filaments, but they were still used on U.S. Navy ships as late as 1960 because they withstood ship vibrations better than tungsten. "

These are really amazing samples of fibre that I am sure you will all be very impressed with.

Make sure you check out their other eco friendly products at
Thanks Ecoyarns for introducing us to an unusual and luscious fibre!!

Milk and Honey Fibres

Hi all,
These are the samples from a brand new (or almost new) company 'Milk and Honey Fibres' which is not quite open yet, but wanted Ewe Beauters to be the first to try them out. They have provided some gorgeous 21 micron merino handspun mini skeins and mini rovings. The rovings are in the colourway 'Plum Pudding' and are a beautiful concoction of cream, burgundy, olives and rich caramels. (Sounds tasty now that I am writing it!) They are very soft and beautifully dyed. Great intro to Milk and Honey Fibres for the spinners out there! :)

Milk and Honey Fibres have also contributed some simply brilliant handspun samples of their colourway 'Cranberry Christmas' which has cranberry, gold and cream through it. I would love to see this knitted up! Could make some very cute little projects.
Danielle from Milk and Honey fibres is launching her business with some huge discounts-
Everything on opening day - 1st of February- is buy one get one half price!!
Not only that but every purchaser on the day is entered into the draw to win a prize basket to the value of $150!! Wow!! I'll be there for sure.
You can contact Danielle at
if you would like to make any colourway suggestions, but don't forget to jump on her website on the 1st of February to bag yourself some bargains!