Monday, May 7, 2018

Weekending 5/7/2018

April is usually the only month of the year that we have 2 shows in the month.  First is DFW Fiber Fest in Irving Texas and then next is Yellow Rose fiber fest in Seguin Texas.  April sure does keep us on our toes.

Both events are ones that we enjoy doing and it's always fun to speak with returning customers and convert new ones.  Our booth has undergone an upgrade.  We used to have samples just for the self striping-now we have samples for the variegated and tonal yarns as well.  Lots of people commented on what a great idea that was-I actually got it from another vendor Panorama Fiber Arts.  What I love about shows is learning new ways to set up our booth.  You can ask Penny-I am constantly tweaking things to the point that she goes a little crazy.  So I try to only have a yearly reset so she doesn't go screaming off into the hills.  

What shows have you been to recently?  I would love to know.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Brazen Definition of Terms

Definition of Brazen Terms


Deep Vault - Deep Vault items are items that have previously been retired-either base or color way-and have been relisted for a reduced price.

Retired - Refers to colors or bases that are being either temporarily or permanently retired.  These are listed at a reduced price.

SARM - Single And Ready to Mingle.  Refers to last skeins of a dye lot, have been listed at a reduced price.

Improv Class - Refers to color ways that are one of a kind.  There is no guarantee that the colors will ever be repeated.

Yarn Bases

Duet - Duet is a 80% SW Merino/20% Nylon base.  This is a 2 ply and is a tight a springy ply.  There are 400 yd per 100 g skein.  Duet is generally used for variegated and solids.

Harmony - Harmony is a 75% SW Merino/25% Nylon base.  This a 4 ply yarn and has 460 yd per 100 g skein in sock and 245 yd per 100 g in DK.  This is also the base used in our Halfie skeins and our 20 g skeins.  This is usually the base used for our Self Striping yarns.

Medley - Medley is a 100 SW Merino base.  This is a 3 ply yarn and has 490 yd per 100 g skein.  This base has been retired.

Diva - Diva is a 80% SW Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon base.  This is a 2 ply skein and has 400 yd per 100 g skein.  This is available in 100 g and 150 g skeins.

Dolce - Dolce is a 50% SW Merino/50% Silk base.  This is a 4 ply yarn and has 435 yd per 100 g.  This is a retired base.

Paparazzi - Paparazzi is a 75% SW Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina base.  This is a 2 ply yarn and has 435 yd per 100 g skein in sock and 235 yd per 100 g skein in DK.  This is used for Variegated, Solid, and Stripe skeins.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Upcoming Events

Filling in my calendar with these upcoming events.  Hope to see you there!

February 17, 2018 
Inskein Yarns 
8425 Bandera Rd #128, 
San Antonio, TX 78250
April 5-8, 2018 
DFW Fiber Fest 
Irving Convention Center
April 27,28 
Yellow Rose Fiber Fest 
Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum 
810 S Guadalupe St. 
Seguin, TX 78155
June 22-24 
Houston Fiber Fest 
Berry Center 
Cypress, TX