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In addition to announcing this month’s shop update, James and I wanted to let y’all know that we are hosting a 25% off summer sale! The update and sale go live on Friday, June 30th, at 3:00PM EDT.

Simply enter ITWSUMMERSALE upon checkout.

The sale runs through Friday July 7th.

There is a  shop update THIS weekend and the previews are live!

Shop Update: Saturday, May 27th
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

There is a  shop update THIS weekend and the previews are live!

Shop Update: Saturday, December 3rd
Time: 10:00 AM EST


Into the Whirled is vending at the 2016 Fiber Festival of New England in West Springfield, Massachusetts THIS weekend. With over 200 vendors tucked safely inside the Mallary Complex at the Eastern States Exposition, this is a fiber event you won’t want to miss!

Date: Saturday, November 5th & Sunday, November 6th
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm / 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Mallary Complex at Eastern States Exposition
Address: 875 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089
Website: The Fiber Festival of New England

Booth Location: Booth 498/499

Can you believe it is THAT time of year?!

The forecast is spectacular and Into the Whirled is thrilled to return to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY – THIS weekend! Find us in Building C – Booth 38/39.

ITW 2016 New York Sheep & Wool Teaser

Date: Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, October 16th
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

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:



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

Shop Update: Friday, May 27th
Time: 12:00 PM EDT


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:

















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

Typically this is when we let y’all know that we are hosting a shop update, share the date and time, and taunt you with a teaser picture. That being said, allow me to share that this week’s announcement is not typical. Yes, there is a shop update, yes there is date and time, and yes there is even a teaser picture but we are not stopping there; this month’s announcement also includes a 20% discount code!

With a spectacular year of opportunities and growth coming to an end we decided to take our yearly ‘Thank You, we love our customers sale to a whole new level. In a nutshell, this will be the largest and the longest running shop update we have ever hosted. Pretty spectacular right? I would image that you’re asking yourself why all the fanfare?!

Full disclosure? The reason is two fold…

The first: 

YOU. James and I sincerely appreciate all of your support, encouragement and endless amounts of enthusiasm for what we do and wanted to express our appreciation in the best way possible – LOTS and LOTS of discounted yarn and fiber!

The second: 

Because of YOU (see how this all loops back to YOU) ITW outgrew it’s tiny in-house “studio” months ago and it has been steadily overtaking our home, in fact, as a stopgap, we constructed the ITW “Summer Studio” in the driveway  in an effort to control the chaos.

The "Summer Studio" AKA the "Sweat Box" soon to be the "Ice Box"

The “Summer Studio” AKA the “Sweat Box” soon to be the “Ice Box”

Earlier this summer, knowing full well that we had run out of options, James and I came to the conclusion that it was time for ITW leave the nest and we started searching for a new space. After months and months of walk throughs, a couple failed inspections, and endless negotiations we just signed the contract on our new studio!

Underwriters permitting, we should have a closing date soon, and along with it, the task of writing a lot of checks. Rest assured, we are not banking on this sale to cover closing costs or purchase the studio, but every order will help to furnish and finish it that much sooner…

So there you have it, a sale where everyone is a winner!

So here is the deal…

  • The sale starts November 7th and runs until December 31, 2015.
  • Monthly club subscription services are not on sale.
  • ITW Club extras, when available, qualify for this sale.
  • Everything listed in the shop is on sale and ready to ship.
  • 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.

I am guessing that you probably want that coupon code right about now? The “2015 Thank You, we love our customers” discount code is: delilah. Please feel free to use it as many times as you would like and please share it with all of your friends!!

Oh, I almost forgot something, I owe you dates, times and a teaser…

Shop Update: Saturday, November 7th
Time: 10:00 AM EST

NOV2015 Update