You can buy more yarn and roving from all 6 dyers here. Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
This was a CLOSE vote! In fact, only one point separated the top two choices. Inspiration #4 received 16 votes and Inspiration #9 received 15 votes. The second runner up was #8 with 6 votes (all out of a total of 59 votes). So congratulations to Jane for her winning photograph! Now I am off to start playing with dye to come up with the new colorway. I can't wait!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Cast Your Vote
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
I hope everyone who wanted to has had a chance to vote! Here are the results:
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I'm so sorry for this inconvenience. What do you think would be a fair time to run this second vote. I'm sending out a newsletter now to let all the members know to revote. Can everyone get their vote in by Friday evening? That gives everyone 2 days.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Welcome to the Color Co-op- A Multi- Dyer Club!
A group of six hand dyers has gathered for this club. For each shipment we will all dye a colorway which is inspired by one piece of artwork that is submitted by club subscribers. These could be photos you have personally have taken, or even artwork you have created like paintings, drawings, or even collages.
Each month we will post 4-5 of these submissions and let subscribers vote on which is to be our inspiration for that shipment. The winner who produces the chosen artwork will get their shipment free that month. (Subscribers would be limited to winning only one time every 6 months)Members will rotate through the 6 dyers so after 6 shipments you will have recieved one skein from each dyer, then you'll start over
A Multi Dyer Club like this has not been done before—most multi dyer clubs are run by retailers and most other yarn clubs are run by the individual hand dyer alone. We think it will be a lot of fun to see how each of us is inspired by the same piece of art work. I bet all of our colorways will be very different!
The colorways will be exclusive to club members for 6 months. BUT, all club members will have the option of ordering more skeins in any of the 6 colorways that are created for each shipment, since they will only receive one of the six as part of their membership.
As a member, you have the option of receiving yarn OR roving. That can be a hard choice, I know, but don't worry- you can change your mind every month if you'd like!
All the skeins will be 4oz and will come in a variety of base yarns (dyers choice!), but they will all be appropriate for socks. It will mostly be fingering weight, but we might have some sport or dk thrown in for variety.
Roving will be an equivalent amount (at least 4oz, sometimes more) of roving in a variety of fibers and blends.
Shipments will arrive every other month beginning in November.
Click here to sign up!
Cost - $33 per shipment. First shipment's payment is due when you sign up, after that you will be billed a month prior to each shipment. We hope that you will continue with the club for the full series of 6 shipments (or longer!) but if you need to discontinue your subscription please let us know as soon as possible.
International Customers (Outside of the US & Canada): Please purchase the International memberships which include extra shipping costs of $5 per shipment. Thanks!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Art submissions for the November shipment are due by October 7th, giving you about two more weeks to send in your submission. Submissions can be emailed to Laura@theuniquesheep.com and can be any medium (photography, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, etc) as long as it was done by you, or someone close to you who gave you permission to use their art. On October 8th we will post all the submissions here on the blog for members to vote on. The piece of art selected will become the inspiration for the November shipment. We've only recieved a few submissions so far, so if you have an idea please don't hesitate to submit it. Also, be thinking about submissions for future months as well. We will need a different piece of art to inspire each and every shipment, giving you LOTS of chances to win!
The other deadline is the deadline to sign up. Signups for the November shipment end October 15th. If you sign up after that you will have to wait until January for your first shipment. Also, if you would like to change your membership to Roving rather than Yarn we'll need to know before the 15th. To make things easy to remember, October 15th will also be the day that voting on the art submissions ends, but we'll post a reminder about that on the blog.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
It's exciting to be working with such talented ladies and I look forward to all the inspiration in the next year.
Monday, August 18, 2008
We do all our dyeing with natural dyes, meaning they are all plant or insect derived. Natural dyes are an adventure; like wine they vary from year to year and place to place. Our dyes are organic, sustainably sourced, and fair trade. We currently use 5 sock yarn bases, 3 fingering weight and 2 sport weight. We also dye spinning/felting fiber and other yarns.
We are very excited to be a part of this sock club. It is such a fun idea.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I am really excited to be a dyer in this club.
What to expect of my colorways: I love to use multiple shades of colors in the yarns I dye, and I hand-paint the yarns I dye.
I hope you will all enjoy the yarns as much as I will to dye them, and participate in this and work with all of the indie dyers.
1) all art work has to be original. Collages can incorporate images/etc published by others, but you need to have made significant changes to make it your own.
2) we welcome submissions of photographs, paintings, drawings, collages, paper art, digital illustrations, etc. If you have an idea for something not mentioned, just ask. As long as its original and colorful its probably fine.
3) Submissions can be made digitally by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or can be mailed to 222 Old Fayetteville Rd, #G207, Carrboro, NC 27510
4) By submitting your artwork, you are giving us the right to publish it on our websites and blogs and use it for future promotion of this club and the colorways that are inspired by it.
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