This past April marked our fifth year in business and being more committed then we ever have been to ITW we decided that it was time for a little facelift. We have been working (and obsessing) day and night on the changes that were revealed last weekend and based on the response, we think they were well received!

The 2014 NYS Sheep and Wool Festival was a HUGE success thanks to all the support we received from the most amazing collection of customers and friends anyone could ever ask for. From the bottom of our hearts, James and I would like to thank each and every one of you who visited us last weekend. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.

For those of you who might have missed our Instagram or Facebook stream, we put together a collection of images; both leading up to, and including the final booth construction at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY…

Samples of our new semi-solid yarn line for the 2014 season.

New hang tags were officially introduced this fall.

New custom designed racks assembled and stocked in house.

First glimpse of the new yarn display for the 2014 festival season.

Stocking the shelves from the comfort of our home.

Displays stocked, wrapped and waiting to be rolled into the new trailer.

Another view of the racks waiting to be rolled into the trailer.

Final booth assembly – check out the new signs.

Another view of the final booth assembly including the new checkout stand.

Close up of the fiber side of the booth with the new lighting system.

Close up of the new line of semi-solids and the new sample display.

One last treat for folks that spoke the phrase “I remember when” - here is a link to our very first festival thank you post from April of 2009, just days before we officially opened our Etsy shop for business.

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According to the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival website there are 19 days, 23 hours, 51 minutes, and 32 seconds until the gates open for the 2014 festival. Into the Whirled has once again be invited to be a vendor at this years festival and we could not be more excited about it. Even with months of preparation under our belt, the next few weeks are going to be insane! If you want to keep tabs on what we are up to in the studio, be sure to follow us on Instagram, or like us on Facebook.

2014 RtR
Date: Saturday, October 18th & Sunday, October 19th
Time: 9:00 – 5:00 / 10:00 – 5:00
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Address: 6550 Spring Brook Avenue – Rhinebeck, New York 12572
Website: NYS State Sheep & Wool Festival
Booth location: Building C – Booth C38 & C39

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Have you heard the exciting news? A new Craftsy class is scheduled to be released next week! Why am I so excited about it? Simple – it’s an online class titled Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You Really Want from the incredibly talented and super creative Jillian Moreno!

Craftsy is hosting a drawing this week that will award one lucky winner a copy of the class the day it is released! Click here to register for your chance to win. You do have to be a Craftsy member to enter.

Folks, we have a shop update scheduled for this weekend! In addition to the August Club extras we have lots and lots and lots of yarn. The preview is live and ready for your viewing pleasure…

Shop Update: Saturday, September 6th
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

September 2014 - Shop update preview

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There is a ridiculously large, massively insane, rather large shop update scheduled for this weekend and the previews are live!!

Shop Update: Saturday, August 9th
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

Yarn enthusiasts, we promised that you were next…

Just added to the shop: Dyed to Order semi-solid YARN!!

Currently we are offering twenty of our favorite coordinating ‘Dyed to Order’ semi-solid yarns in two sock weight yarns, one DK weight yarn and one worsted weight yarn. As we come to understand exactly what folks are looking for we will expand that selection. If there is a yarn base or color we missed, send us a message, let us know what you want!

Summer 2014 Semi-Solid Yarn Collection

You might have noticed that things have been pretty quiet around here since we returned home from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival…

Your right, they have been. Well, sorta. Outwardly yes, but in reality James and I have been working on some (actually LOTS of) new and what we hope to be brilliant additions/changes/enhancements to ITW. While I would love to blurt out ALL the things we are working on – I won’t. Instead, allow me to share just one of them:

Dyed to Order semi-solid spinning fibers!!

Currently we are offering twenty of our favorite coordinating semi-solids in two fibers types; Polwarth and Bluefaced Leicester. Fact of the matter is that we had to start somewhere and we decided that it best to start with a small offering until we come to understand what folks are really looking for. Thats were you come in. If there is a fiber type or color we missed, send us a message, let us know what you want!

Summer 2014 Semi-Solid Fiber Collection

Yarn enthusiast, fear not, your next…