You may have already heard that the Daughter of a Shepherd shop website is now live and there will be an update this Wednesday evening, 13th April 2016 at 20.00 (8pm) BST, but just in case you missed it, here’s the announcement in full…
“Stacked neatly on the shop shelves you will find the 100% pure Hebridean DK weight yarn—the culmination of my exciting journey so many of you have followed, from the very first blog post about the Hebridean fleece from my Father’s flock back in October.
We are also restocking the cotton tote bags printed with our shepherdess and lamb on a lead logo which were a huge hit at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Here it is in action as I knitted on the bus on my way to the first day of the festival…
The yarn is priced at £18.00 per skein, the bags are £4.00 each and we can ship anywhere in the world. As with Edinburgh, I am politely asking if you could please stick to buying a maximum of 2 skeins of yarn each so more people are able to have a try of it. This will be the only 100% Hebridean from this batch of fleece. I really appreciate your co-operation with this and it will be the only time I set a limit on yarn I sell, because there will be more yarn!
Coming in early May will be a larger quantity of Hebridean blended with 25% Zwartbles. This is being spun to exactly the same specifications as the 100% Hebridean so the two yarns will work together perfectly. The Zwartbles is simply providing something for the Hebridean to grip onto in the spinning process whilst adding a little bit more bounce to the Hebridean which will still retain its lustre and dark pitch brown shade.
I would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who visited the stand at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. It was great to meet so many of you in person and put faces to names. I wish I could have chatted for longer with each and every one of you but maybe next year?!
But for now, click the link to have a nosy around the Daughter of a Shepherd website, let me know what you think and I’ll see you at 8pm on Wednesday evening!”
I’m crossing my fingers that everything runs smoothly this evening but please bear with me if there are any technical hitches as this is the first time I have used a personalised shopping cart system. There’s a high chance I’ll need a stiff drink once it’s all finished and will ensure I toast each and everyone of you by way of thanks!