Jan 22, 2015


Nash Island LIGHT and our new TIDE yarn are now available at Clementine in Rockland, Maine. 

We are busy working on a new WebStore for online shopping. In the meantime, if you need a Nash Island yarn fix you can call the nice lady at Clementine, she is happy to mail you some. 207-596-3905

Also to be found at Clementine ........

There is lots of winter still to come, lots of crafting yet to be done. 

PS : Clementine is a new fabric & yarn boutique located at 428 Main Street in Rockland, Maine owned by my daughter Leah. 

Jan 6, 2015

Tide's In

     Contemplations for spinning up a new yarn have been simmering on the back burner for quite some time.
     A duel purpose sturdy sock / fine stranded color work yarn. (Made from Nash Island wool, of course.)
     A large backlog of wool, the realization that getting caught up was never going to happen, and my impatience to play with said yarn finally brought things to a boil. 
     And so, with a little help from our friends at Green Mountain Spinnery*....

    Introducing - Nash Island  TIDE yarn 

 A sturdy woolen spun** DK weight yarn made from 100% Nash Island ewes wool. 

     Currently simmering on the front burner in dye pots, TIDE  will be making it's debut next week, exclusively at Starcroft's POPup store at lf8elevate, East 7th Street, New York City. January 13 - 18. 
And I will be knitting some socks. 

* their machines are much larger and FASTER than mine
**  they produce a woolen spun yarn, we spin semi-worsted

Jan 4, 2015

Out of the Woods

When my dear friend Gale (pictured here with her friend Cleat) e-mailed me a few months ago with an offer to do a pop-up store in New York City in January, my imagination mind immediately thought, 'Yes!  That sounds like a lot of fun!'.  Then my introvert mind thought, 'Oh, my, NYC is so far away...and there are so many people there' (I live almost in Canada, in the woods, and there are 428 people in my town). My logical mind thought, 'You don't have any yarn made'. And my optimistic mind thought,'But you have lots of wool and a month or so to make some'. A hefty debate ensued.

 In the end, optimism and imagination won!

So the house building was put on hold (again) and holiday handcrafting Santa took a sabbatical. 

Machines have been humming. 

Dye pots have been bubbling. 

And the yarn has been piling up. 

I am very excited to be headed out of the woods next week to bring a bit of my corner of Maine to NYC. 

Starcroft will be popping-up at lf8elevate on East 7th Street, NYC, January 13-18. 
Doesn't that sound like a lot of fun?