Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The End of an Era

I already hinted at changes to come, and now it's time to reveal more: I have finally found work as an archaeologist. As some of you know I've been looking for a job in my field for a very, very long time, working on a short-time dig in between and doing market research and spinning art yarn the rest of the time. A few weeks ago a fellow archaeologist told me about a job opportunity and today I got my contract. I didn't want to reveal anything before I actually held said contract in my hands, so this is very short notice. The dig will start next Monday and will last for 10 months. I'm overjoyed and can't wait! :-) And I do hope that I will get more opportunities after that, as I will gain new experiences and make new contacts which should make it easier to get jobs in the future.

On the downside, I don't know whether I will be able to keep running the shop. I know I definitely won't have time for many new art yarns, but I did plan on keeping the shop open and selling what was already in it. There might be some complications, though, some because of Etsy (new thing about a VAT ID which might cause problems), some because of the new job, as I am supposed to kind of get permission for any part time jobs with my new employers. I haven't talked to them yet, but I might have to put the shop on holiday until next year. I decided to run another big, shop-wide sale until the end of the week in any case (parcels will ship out a bit later than usual as I have to fit them in my schedule), and if it's too complicated to keep the shop I will have to put it on hold for a while, though with a very, very heavy heart. I'm also very sorry this comes at such short notice, I only learned of the possible complications today, myself.

sale banner: everything 15%off at http://weirdandtwisted.etsy.com

All items in the shop are 15% off until Sunday, 17th of April, 11 pm eastern time. 

If you like my yarns (and/or me ;-)), please consider to like my Facebook page - I will post updates about the situation there, and if I have to close the shop for a while that's the place to look for my return next year :-) I'd love to come back and still have some yarn lovers to greet me ♥

Whether I'll put the shop in vacation mode or keep it running at a very low level, let me say It's been wonderful eight years, and thank you so much for your support - be it through purchases or kind words, likes, sharing my work or interacting! I still feel awed by the fact that my yarns get so much attention and positive feedback, and that people like them so much they are actually willing to pay a fair price, even though that means it's high. Thank you all! I will miss you very much.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Long time no spinning

I hope there are still some of you who read this blog, after such a long absence... I  meant to explain about it, but somehow things got hectic and I didn't. I had the fortune of being offered a contract for an archaeological dig. It was only for a month, but it was great. I hope for more opportunities like this in the future, but for now I am back at the spinning wheel aaaand I have already been busy listing new creations!

I'd like to show you some of my favourites. The first one was inspired by the book Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, more specifically by the character of Mr. White, and the second one is a fairytale art yarn inspired by Rosered.

Mr. White


Mr. White is also known as Pollution, who took over for pestilence after penicillin was discovered. He is one of the Horse Persons of the Apocalypse, wears white, and leaves oily traces behind - as well as litter. When I sat down to spin this yarn I was suddenly hit by a sudden inspiration: what better thing to spin in (beside the fish bone charms I had already reserved for this yarn) than strips of a plastic bag, as reference to the trash and, yeah, well, pollution Mr. White leaves behind? It turned out even better than I thought, I made quite narrow strips and they spun in wonderfully, these parts being only a little stiffer than the rest. You can find the yarn in the shop :-)

Memories of Rosered


The tale of Snowwhite and Rosered was one of my favourites when I was a child. I even had a jigsaw puzzle with the rose bushes from the tale, and probably the bear - or was it an illustrated book? I'm not quite sure, but I enjoyed spending time with this story very much. Rosered was the brave and adventurous sister, and I picked different shades of deep and bright red to depict her vivid liveliness.
This yarn is also already listed in the shop, and there are more new ones - The Power of Grayskull and Orion's Belt, for example, and also Dungeon Crawl, perfect for the gamers among you :-) Please have a look around if you're interested :-)


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