Shop Update

Small shop update to start the new year!

I will always suggest you stash dive first, shop local and/or online with small businesses. 

The 1764 Shepherdess shop sales support the Maker’s Meetup zoom licensing, #spin15aday events, #campspin15 and the website.

Currently available are rovings of Corriedale, Falkland,  Manx Loaghtan, natural BFL and Polwarth/Silk.  I also kettle dyed Romney locks sourced in Washington State in a Pacific Northwest color way to play with.

Happy spinning!

#spin15aday2021 post no. 3

photo permission from @thewildpurpleowl on Instagram

I wanted to share a wonderful idea that Angela ~ @thewildpurpleowl on Instagram, created (see photo above). It’s a simple spool shaped card for holding breed samples with the lock of wool and the sample yarn created.

You can cut out the sides of an index card to create a spool-like shape with space at the top or bottom to include the breed name, date, small notes. I loved the simplicity of this idea and wanted to share.  If you love this idea as much as I do, head on over to Angela’s IG account and show her some love for her post and her other adventures.

We all love sheep, yes?

I thought about a cookie cutter I have and decided to create a sheep shaped yarn sample holder pdf  for a more whimsical look for you.

Maybe having a few of these in your spinning wheel pocket will come in handy as you test spin for a project.  Maybe make a few for a friend and send them in the mail as a RAK (random act of kindness).

Very little is new under the sun and you will find so many ways to do the same thing.  It comes down to what you have on hand.  Keep it simple.

There is still the trusty stand-by that you can use with a notebook binder.

You can find the #spin15aday wool breed study pdf here!

Do you have a simple way of keeping small tastings of yarn samples you have created? You can share by sending me a DM on Instagram or an email: sherrill at the1764shepherdess dot com. Include either the link to your post or a pic/description of what you do.

Happy #spin15aday in 2021!!!

#spin15aday2021 post no. 2

Yes, it’s Boxing Day! Not something the USA celebrates, though it has always been a day that I spend thinking ahead to the next holiday season. 

With next year already in mind, I created a simple Holiday Gift Making List pdf that you can print or use as a guide line to make a list of supplies you have on hand and what gifts you can lovingly create for those special folks to gift to next year. 

Keep it simple, use up what you have, be it wool to spin into yarn for a hat or scraps of fabric to make into something that can be used in the kitchen for a friend or family member.  

If you are out of a supply, turn to a small business locally or online. It may not be as inexpensive as a box store, though think of it as supporting the making community you love.  Supporting the small business owner with purchases from them helps all of us in the end.  We love our making community.

I have my own list started and will share ideas I find as we move through the year. 

Do you have some wonderful gift ideas to share?  You can complete the contact form or send me an email: sherrill  at the1764shepherdess dot com.  If I post your gift idea you will be mentioned, so make sure to include your Instagram name. 

Click on the picture for full pdf.
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