Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Phat Fiber Contribution

The July PhatFiber Sample box will go out in the middle of July so I got my contribution in the mail today. This has been a fun activity to be involved in and, frankly, an inexpensive advertising.

Every month has a theme that we all vote on. July is nonwool. Even though in my mind alpaca fiber is considered wool, the rest of the Phatties don't and many of them are contributing alpaca to the box. I decided that I would send 20 of my sachets ↑ that I include with all purchases. The ingredients are: lavendar buds, patchouli leaf, cedar leaf, orange peel, and pennyroyal. I love the way these herbs smell and really hope that moths hate it and stay away from the fiber.
I also sent along 10 coupons for 20% off all yarn in my Etsy store......and 2 skeins of this yarn that I just got back from Stonehedge.

This yarn turned out beautiful! It's 70% alpaca from Ariana plus the seconds from my crias, and 30% merino from Genopalette. I have 65 skeins!!! Can you imagine how much yarn that is? I'm planning on using some for my dyeing adventures. This picture ↑ is just to show you how it looks from the mill. I'm washing all the skeins, 4 or 5 at a time. The fiber fluffs up and becomes a bright white like the picture with the flowers.


RC said...

65 skeins?? WOW, that's a ton of fun!
I LOVE your sachets and I would buy a gallon of the mix and scent my entire house

Anonymous said...

Wow! Do you make your own sachets? The yarn looks wonderful!

ooglebloops said...

Love lavender and especially patchouli - have to start growing that again! Phat Fiber club looks interesting - I will have to check that out!!!

Robin said...

looking forward to seeing what you do with the new yarn

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Having experienced both your lovely fiber and smelly ( a GOOD way!) sachets, I have to say how truly wonderful they are ;D

I think it is pretty cool that you did 70% Alpaca and 30% Merino, while I did 70% Corriedale and 30% Alpaca ;D