Y’all might recall a post from last November where we discussed the possibility of a new home for Into The Whirled operations…

We just now realized that while we shared the news with some, we immediately engrossed ourselves in renovation projects and neglected to properly announce the thrilling news with all of you. We purchased a new studio for Into The Whirled. Exciting isn’t it?!

Fast forward six months later and we find ourselves nearing the completion of a massive renovation. After a careful evaluation of the calendar and the coffers we find ourselves facing a hard truth, while we have accomplished so much we have much to accomplish and simply stated, if there is any chance of finishing this studio before fall…

We need help.

More specifically, we need your help.

How?

Simple.

Shop and Share.

If you see something in the shop, choose this month to purchase it at a tremendous discount. If you believe in our product, share the discount code with your friends, listeners and readers. If you think helping us spread the word about the sale is worthy of your time, than spread the word. James and I sincerely appreciate all of your support!

In addition to all of the inventory currently in the shop, we have a shop update scheduled for Saturday, June 18th at 10:00AM EDT.

So here is the deal:

  • The sale starts June 10th and runs until June 30, 2016.
  • Monthly club subscription services are not on sale.
  • Long-term club subscriptions are on sale.
  • ITW Club extras, when available, qualify for this sale.
  • Everything (except for club subscriptions) listed in the shop is on sale and ready to ship the next business day.
  • Due to the anticipated response, we will not be able to combine orders and/or hold them for future combined orders.
  • Please remember to use the discount code at checkout. Discount codes cannot be applied after an order has been placed.
  • We will continue to add new inventory to the shop during the course of the sale, be sure to check back regularly.

The ‘Shop & Share’ 20% discount code is: finishstudiowest.

In case you missed the announcement, we wanted to remind everyone that there is a shop update this weekend – and – the previews are live. We also wanted to remind folks about the ‘Shop & Share’ 20% sale we are running through the end of the month – all the details (and the coupon code) can be found in this blog post.

One last thing, we have a batch of fiber on the drying racks that we intend to list as it dries, so please be sure to check back for new listings!

Shop Update: Saturday, June 18th
Time: 10:00AM EDT
URL: www.intothewhirled.com

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This year, the Tour de Fleece starts on Saturday July 2nd and runs until Sunday July 24th. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Tour de Fleece  -  guidelines can be found on the  Ravelry Forum.

The “rules” – more like “guidelines” are simple:

1) Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 2 through Sunday July 24th. Days of rest: Monday, July 11th and Tuesday, July 19th. (Just like the actual tour.)

2) Spin something challenging on the challenge days (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, it’s Stage 8, on Saturday, July 9th, when they will climb 4 mountains, including the 2115m high Col du Tourmalet, and Stage 15, on Sunday, July 17th, when they take on the Grand Columbier!

3) Wear yellow on Sunday July 24th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour – but here we are all ‘race leaders’) Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter – think FAST), Polka-dot (climber – as in uphill), and white (rookie).

As we have in the past, ITW is hosting our own ‘Wildcard’ team and thanks to our amazing team captains, all the details and a registration link can be found here! Our “rules” are simple, we have some amazing cheerleaders, and there are prizes, what more could you ask for?!

For those of you would would like to wear some ITW “team colors” during the tour, please feel free to grab a TDF Team ITW Ravitar:

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There is a MASSIVE shop update this Friday and the previews are live!

Shop Update: Friday, May 27th
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
URL: www.intothewhirled.com

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We did it!

We survived another spectacular weekend in West Friendship MD.

Year after year we drive home in awe of the reception we receive at the MDSW. We know that there are countless choices of vendors to choose from, and we sincerely appreciate that you choose to shop with us. We cannot say it enough – thank you, thank you, thank you, for all of your support, encouragement, and enthusiasm for what we do.

With a couple days of recuperation under our belts, it is time to head back into the studio, both to finish the drywall and get back to the business of dyeing! OH, and unpack the trailer, photograph some inventory, and refill the online shop!

Stay tuned for an announcement about the next shop update…

Just in case you missed it, we thought we would share some pictures from our  Flickr and Instagram stream leading up to the festival:

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It was a race to the finish, but we did it! After months of preparation, we are ready to hit the road and head to West Friendship Maryland for the 2016 Maryland Sheep Wool Festival! Weather permitting, we will have the trailer packed and be on the road by noon. Wish us luck!!

Date: Saturday, May 7th & Sunday, May 8th
Time: 9:00 – 6:00 / 9:00 – 5:00
Location: Howard County Fairgrounds
Address: 2210 Fairground Road, West Friendship, MD 21794
Website: Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Booth location: Main Building – Booth B16

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