Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Marin Fiber Arts' Spring Cleaning

Greetings Fiber Friends!

Spring is around the corner and that means big changes are coming to Marin Fiber Arts.

As I mentioned in a previous post/email, we had planned on moving into a better space in a few months. Unfortunately the deal fell through, so we will be staying at our current location for the time being.

Instead of moving, we will be totally revamping the store - clearing out existing inventory, restocking with brand-new items, rearranging, and redecorating. Think of it as Spring Cleaning at Marin Fiber Arts.

The first step will be a huge Spring Cleaning SALE. All yarn in the store will be on sale at deeply discounted prices. See the bottom of this e-mail for a sampling of what's in store.

The sale will start tomorrow, Wednesday February 27th run for a week or two (yet to be determined). Once you all have emptied many of our shelves, we'll be closing for a week or two to restock and redecorate - think of it as a yarn store makeover. When we reopen we'll have a big grand reopening celebration.

Stay tuned for more details!

Lucy Neatby
Thank you to all attendees of Lucy Neatby's workshop last week. Much educational fun was had by all! Lucy is a sweetheart and won over the class with her charm and humor - not to mention her amazing color work examples! Let's all hope she returns next year!

In stock I have a selection of two of her hand-dyed sock yarns, Celestial Merino (100% merino) and Cat's Pajamas (Cashmere blend) - to dye for! I also have a large selection of Lucy's wonderful instructional DVDs - it's like taking a workshop in your own home at your own pace! Each DVD sells for $30. NOTE: these products are NOT included in the Spring Cleaning Sale mentioned above.

The Garnstudio closeouts I introduced a few weeks ago are selling very well, especially the Alpaca! I am expecting a HUGE shipment of drastically reduced Garnstudio yarns by the end of the week as part of the Spring Cleaning sale... make sure to check it out!

Here are some examples of the huge savings that start tomorrow, Weds, Feb. 26th:

50% off: all Aslan Trends, all Jo Sharp, all Cascade, Mission Falls 1824 wool, all Anny Blatt/Bouton d'Or, all Alchemy Yarns, GGH Bel Air, and much much more.

40% off: all Karabella Yarns, all cashmere, Rowan Felted Tweed, GGH Goa/Samoa/Bali.

30% off: RYC Cashsoft, all Lorna's Laces, all Fibre Company (including Road to China), Jade Sapphire silk/cashmere lace weight, and more.

20% off: All silk, Plymouth Encore, Rowan Calmer, GGH Tara, Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Paint, and more.

15% off: all books, all sock yarn, Fiesta Boomerang, and more.

Garnstudio Bag Sale: drastically reduced bags of high-quality Garnstudio yarns.

As always, thanks for your continued support.
Happy yarning!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Garnstudio Shipment

Starting today, I will be posting every email newsletter I send out to my growing list. To sign up for the newsletter, go to my homepage at marinfiberarts.com and click on the mailing list link.

Greetings Fiber Friends!

I’m happy to announce that I have just accepted a special shipment of discounted yarns by Garnstudio, a Norwegian yarn company which makes a wide range of beautifully soft yarns in an inspiring color palette. The same yarn company produces the DROPS line of patterns.

The longtime distributor of Garnstudio in the U.S. has ceased distribution and is offering me their yarns at a significant discount; I am passing these savings on to you. As such these yarns are very hard to find in local yarn stores. Shipments will be arriving almost weekly - what follows is a list of what I currently have in stock. I am able to place special orders at the discounted price as well. Keep in mind that when the U.S. warehouse runs out there will be no more.

1. Garnstudio Alpaca (24 colors) - truly the cream of the crop. A sport weight 100% alpaca that feels like baby alpaca although the label says just “alpaca”. Touch this yarn and moan softly. Delicate pastels, vibrant primaries and amazingly subtle heathers are the highlights in this collection. Regularly $8 on sale for $6.40.

2. Garnstudio Eskimo (10 colors) - a super-soft 100% wool bulky single ply. Great for quick-knitting scarves & hats and really great for felting. Regularly $7.50 on sale for $5.20

3. Garnstudio Karisma (12 colors) - a lovely 100% superwash wool in light worsted weight (5 st/inch) - great for anything from sweaters to fingerless gloves. Regularly $6.5 on sale for $5.00 for 121 yards!

4. Garnstudio Cotton Viscose (14 colors) - a gorgeous blend of cotton and viscose - great for those with wool sensitivities and for warm-weather garments. This yarn truly looks and feels like silk! Sport weight. Regularly $8 on sale for $6.40

5. Puddel (4 colors) - a light and frothy mohair boucle, super soft and great for trims, edgings, and fun scarves. Regularly $9.95 on sale for $7.50

Check out the garnstudio website - http://garnstudio.com and click on the ‘english’ link along the bottom. Their website is loaded with hundreds upon hundreds of high-quality free patterns ready for immediate download!

Stop in soon to check out these new yarns. They are selling fast and won’t last long at these prices. Stock up now!